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Bean, Cheese, and Kale Tacos

Tonight, I decided to make tacos from some half-used ingredients I had lying around the kitchen. They actually turned out really well, so I thought I’d share the recipe. It seems that often my favorite meals end up being the ones that arise from cleaning out the fridge. Trying to answer the question “what ingredients to I need to use?” often engenders more creative cuisine than “what would I like to cook?” Here are approximate recipes for 12 tacos (4 servings): Beans 250g (1/2 lb) dried beans (I…

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Inspired by a write-up in a recent issue of Cook’s Illustrated, I decided to make granola today. The recipe I used didn’t differ much from recipes I’ve used in the past, but a key technique — tamping down the raw granola and not stirring during cooking — resulted in a much chunkier texture. (Meta) Recipe 5 cups rolled oats (raw)  2 cups chopped raw nuts 2/3 cup sweetener 1/2 cup fat spices 2 cups dried fruit any other adjuncts you desire For the sweetener, I used a…

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Lentil and Brown Rice Stew

For the past couple months, I’ve been experimenting with a recipe for a lentil and rice stew. Like most things I cook, the initial inspiration for this recipe was necessity: what can I cook without having to go shopping? Here is the recipe for tonight’s incarnation: Ingredients (makes about 6-8 entree-sized servings) 1 small yellow onion, medium dice 3 medium carrots, medium dice 3 ribs of celery, medium dice 4 tablespoons fat (I used half butter and half olive oil) 1.5 cups dry lentils, soaked for a…

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