Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

Here’s a recipe for those days when you don’t want to thaw anything out, turn anything on, wash any pots and pans, or buy anything special at the store. I make it with basic items I always have in the pantry or the fridge: cooked quinoa, cooked black beans, fresh tomatoes, shallots or red onions,Continue reading “Quinoa & Black Bean Salad”

Reveillon Tourtière (Acadian Meat Pie)

It’s been years since I’ve made Reveillon Tourtière. So this Christmas I thought I’d brush off the old recipe and give the photos a facelift. This is a traditional meat pie that originated with 17th century French Acadian settlers of Eastern Canada and New England. On Christmas eve, or Reveillon, the family would attend midnight massContinue reading “Reveillon Tourtière (Acadian Meat Pie)”

Mulligatawny Soup Two Ways

I can’t remember the last time I ate Mulligatawny soup, but I’ve had this craving, like I’ve been craving a lot of nostalgic comfort foods lately.  Maybe it’s anxiety around the pandemic and uncertainty about our collective economic future, but I find myself eating more and more like I did in college, building meals around inexpensiveContinue reading “Mulligatawny Soup Two Ways”

Lentil Mulligatawny with Greens

This recipe is featured in the post Mulligatawny Soup Two Ways Here’s a redub of the lentil-spinach Mulligatawny commonly found at Indian restaurants across southeastern New England. Made with everyday brown lentils, and chopped frozen kale, all you need are a few pantry staples to make this hearty vegetarian classic at home. Make sure toContinue reading “Lentil Mulligatawny with Greens”

Turkey (or Chicken) Mulligatawny

This recipe is featured in the post Mulligatawny Soup Two Ways Here’s a great way to use that leftover holiday turkey, or the meat you saved from your last batch of chicken stock. Start with a good flavorful, rich bone broth, seasoned with a masala of lightly caramelized onions, ginger, turmeric, cumin, coriander, mustard, andContinue reading “Turkey (or Chicken) Mulligatawny”