Tag Archives: Vegetarian

Heirloom Yellow Eye Beans

This past holiday season, I got a lot of cooking related gifts — things like ravioli presses, a comal for making tortillas, and an attachment for my mixer to make homemade pasta.  But one of my favorite presents was a … Continue reading

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My Grandmother Mary Gentile’s Tomato Sauce

I never knew my maternal birth grandmother Mary Gentile who, so I was told, pronounced the t-i-l-e at the end of her name like you’d pronounce ceramic tile instead of like you’d pronounce lily, which is how it would be … Continue reading

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Onion, Barley, & Cannellini Bean Soup

A couple of years ago, I received an orange Staub soup pot with an acorn handle as a gift from my partner.  I don’t remember if it was a present for a special occasion or just a gift because I was going … Continue reading

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Brisa’s Cheese Enchiladas with Homemade Red Chile

When Brisa was a little girl, her family didn’t eat meat on Friday’s during Lent.  During those five to six weeks of Lenten sacrifice, Brisa would ask her mother to make cheese enchiladas for their Friday night meal.  Her mother … Continue reading

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Not My Mother’s Potato Pancakes

My mother was a horrible cook, and on top of that, she hated cooking.  She made the blandest, most colorless meatloaf you can imagine, and it was usually accompanied by mashed potatoes and canned lima beans.  To this day, I … Continue reading

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Gnocchi 101

Although I discovered these wonderful potato and flour dumplings at a party 20 years ago, I still feel like I’m new to gnocchi.  It was love at first sight when I spotted those small pillows of potato tucked in a … Continue reading

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