Quick Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage

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The last time I supped on red beans and rice, I was on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. As I recall, it was just after slurping down two hurricanes, inhaling a plate of beignets at Cafe Du Monde, and finding the oily crumbs from a long ago eaten fried shrimp po’ boy in my hair….

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Fried Sesame Brown Rice with Edamame

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Each forkful has been steeped in a sweet and gingered brown sugar-soy sauce. Modify the recipe to incorporate whatever vegetables or proteins you like, but try not to substitute the toasted sesame oil- it is essential for flavor- deep and smoky, cozy and warm. Fried Sesame Brown Rice with Edamame Ingredients: 2 eggs, beaten 2…

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5 Healthy Foods I Love: Part 5

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read part 1, 2, 3, 4… 1. Short Grain Brown Rice. This is the kind of whole grain that sticks to your ribs. It’s plump , chewy, and delightfully sticky. Now, there’s something nostalgically lovely about lightly buttered white rice- the way my PJ scooped it onto my plate beneath saucy pork spare ribs. But…

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Easiest Ever Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

Something you may not know about me is that I eat a mainly vegetarian diet. And not for any particular reason either, I just find myself living day in and day out without paying much mind to meat. I’m lucky to love nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, tempeh, and generally anything else that might make my…

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Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

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    You may not know this about me, but I eat a mostly vegetarian diet. Yes, I love love love the succulence of a perfectly seared steak, the sweet smokiness of  pulled pork, and the way lamb seems to melt on my tongue after a day of slow cooking, but truthfully I could go…

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