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Cassoulet

I think of Cassoulet as a gussied up version of pork and beans.  If you are French, you may not agree with this.  Sorry.  Cassoulet is beans slow cooked with at least a couple types of pork and duck confit. … Continue reading

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A winter soup for dreaming of spring

I must confess, I made this soup several weeks ago when it was still February and cold and dreary.  Now we are a couple of days into spring so I thought I’d better hurry up and post this before its … Continue reading

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Cooking Dried Beans

Apparently, there is a lot of confusion over how to cook dried beans.  In honor of the fact that we all need a little more fiber in our diets, here are simple tips for cooking dried beans.  Dried beans are … Continue reading

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Beans for Allergies

This post is a little different from my usual posts.  It’s still about food, but it’s also about new research showing that what you eat affects your immune response.  I regularly browse through the scientific journals (for work, I swear) … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Beef with Beans

This dish is amazingly aromatic.  I cook it in a crock pot started in the morning and by the time I get home for dinner the entire house smells wonderful, like a big beefy hug–it’s the best relaxer after a … Continue reading

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