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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

It’s that time of year again, where I start craving bright, cheerful vegetables that won’t be available in any degree of abundance for at least another three months. Generally, I try to eat more-or-less seasonally; out-of-season produce tends to be horrendously expensive, particularly if you’re buying organic, and I find that I appreciate the bounty [...]

Recipes

Not Your Mom's Split Pea Soup

Not Your Mom's Split Pea Soup

Not that your mom isn't a good cook or anything, but a lot of us grew up hating her split pea soup. [...]

Tanzanian Black-Eyed Pea and Coconut Soup with (optional) Zanzibar-Style Curry Powder

Tanzanian Black-Eyed Pea and Coconut Soup with (optional) Zanzibar-Style Curry Powder

I got a cookbook for Christmas that is quickly becoming my primary go-to for delicious, healthy, ine[...]

Slow Cooker Cochinita Pibil (Mexican Slow-Roasted Pork)

Slow Cooker Cochinita Pibil (Mexican Slow-Roasted Pork)

Though my seven year stint as a vegetarian ended over a year ago now, I still feel inexperienced and[...]

The Farmers Market Files: Italian Sausage and Kale Stew (or Soup)

The Farmers Market Files: Italian Sausage and Kale Stew (or Soup)

This is a great fall stew that I threw together after going a little crazy at the farmers market one[...]

Strategies

The Farmers Market Files: Preserving the Red Pepper Bounty

The Farmers Market Files: Preserving the Red Pepper Bounty

I know I just spent my entire last post waxing eloquent about how much I adore the peak-of-summer ri[...]

Beans!!! (And a Flowchart!)

Beans!!! (And a Flowchart!)

Okay, beans!! I love beans so much that I once read an entire book about the history of beans. They [...]

Affording Naturally-Raised Meats on a Tight Budget

Affording Naturally-Raised Meats on a Tight Budget

I want to address the issue of affording meat on a tight budget before I get into anything else here[...]

Seven General Strategies for Eating Well on a Budget

Seven General Strategies for Eating Well on a Budget

Over the past seven or eight years, during which time I have ranged from Kinda Poor to Extremely Poo[...]