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Cauliflower-Feta Fritters with Cumin Yogurt and Pomegranate

Cauliflower-Feta Fritters with Cumin Yogurt and PomegranateMy poor husband.  I don’t say this lightly, because I truly enjoy reminding him what a lucky man he is… most of the time.  But when it comes to this, I admit it’s not easy being my significant other.

See… he’s not allowed to “not like” foods.  I mean, technically, he is… but I don’t take it well.  I feel the need to take up that banner of that food and convince him that he really does enjoy said food, if only he had it prepared the right way, or in the right circumstances, or from the right source.  It starts innocently enough.  He says, “You know, I’ve never been a big <insert food/ingredient here> fan.  I just don’t like it.”  Me: “WHAT?!?!

Cauliflower-Feta Fritters with Cumin Yogurt and Pomegranate

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Smoky Black Bean Ragout


“I made something vegan!” This is what I exclaimed about an hour after I piled all of the ingredients for this dish into the  slow cooker, just as the delicious smoky smell of paprika and cumin began wafting into the living room.  Frankly, I was taken by surprise.


You can probably tell by my reaction that we don’t do too many vegan meals around here.  The truth is that sometimes I find delicious-sounding vegan recipes, and then inevitably  un-veganize them by adding a pat of butter, or substituting chicken stock for water, or heck, adding a few pieces of bacon. Just a few. But this time I had actually done it.  I made something completely chock-full of non-animal based goodness. Continue reading

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Skirt Steak with Cilantro Garlic Sauce

It occurred to me that we’ve been pretty sweets heavy around here lately, without much to suggest that we ever actually eat whole, balanced meals.  And I’ve hardly even touched on the fact that it is, in fact, summer in Illinois, and we’ve been doing the usually summer things- strawberry picking, grilling, drinking wine on the porch.  But we have, in fact, been doing all those things, sometimes all in the same day. Continue reading

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