Archive for the The Other Half Category

Jerk Chicken

Many years ago, before B and I were married, he was a regular patron of a small Caribbean restaurant and catering company that served whatever the owner decided to make that day. There were usually 4-6 choices written on a small whiteboard, and B’s absolute

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Pumpkin Puree + Recipe Round-up

It’s pumpkin time, and I might have gotten a little carried away when grocery shopping. You see, pumpkins are readily available this time of year, but once they are out of season, they are gone until the next year. Unlike many other foods that we

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Half Indian Pantry Staples: Dahi (Homemade Yogurt in a Crockpot)

My in-laws use yogurt regularly in their Indian cooking, and sometimes my mother-in-law makes her own. Several years ago, she showed me how she makes it, and she gave me some of hers to use as a starter. Her method is essentially to boil the

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Grain-free Granola

I really like granola. I stopped eating boxed cereal a while ago, and for a while continued to buy granola since I really like the crunchy sweetness every once in a while. Granola seemed like a better alternative to the overly processed (and overpriced) cereals

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Mashed Cauliflower

I mentioned in my last post that my kids love mashed cauliflower. In fact, the reason I had a bit of raw cauliflower left over to make an Indian-spiced Cauliflower Frittata last week was because I bought a cauliflower that was too big to fit in

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Simple Summer Squash Sauté

If you’re a home gardener, and you have planted more than one zucchini plant, you may find (as we did) that we have a small explosion of squashes. And though we like to grow these, they are not our favorite vegetables! So what does one

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Lucky Dog Fire-Roasted Pepper Sauce–Review and Giveaway!

A few weeks ago during our regular Sunday morning farmer’s market trip, B and I noticed a vendor selling hot sauce. B loves his hot sauce, but not just any hot sauce. It needs to be spicy and flavorful, something that many hot sauces fail

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Confetti Latkes (Sweet Potato and Carrot Pancakes)

Sometimes I don’t have the ingredients for something I really want to make, so I improvise. Last weekend was one of those times. I only had two sweet potatoes, one yellow and one orange. This is not enough to feed my kids, who inhale sweet

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Reinventing Leftovers

I am a big fan of leftovers. When I was still working, I often packed leftovers for lunch. I can easily eat something I really like several days in a row without getting bored. And let’s face it, having at least one “leftover night” for

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Cherry Picking Fun

I love cherries, and I eagerly await cherry season each year. Usually I buy a pound or two at the farmer’s market each week until the season is over, and I just eat them plain; they are too good and too expensive for me to do

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