Curried Millet with Chickpeas and Currants

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This is one of those whole grain dishes I get all sorts of proud about. Mostly because it makes my hours long perusal of the bulk bins at Whole Foods worthwhile. But also, because I feel like I’m stepping outside of my same ol’-same ol’ series of sides. Butter gives the millet a silkiness, a…

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Broccoli Salad with Cashews and Raisins

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You know how I adore broccoli. Even broccoli knows. Metropolitan Market, the grocery shop just up the block from my homestead, turned me on to this tangy-sweet mixture. I was instantly smitten. In fact, for a whole day and a half (just shy of 33 hours), I resisted roasting and overtly salting my broccoli as…

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Sauteed Zucchini and Summer Squash with Herbs and Crispy Garlic

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Look I don’t really know that this merits a recipe, so maybe a whole post is verging on pretentious here. But I know that if you found a favorite way to flavor and sear the last of your summer vegetables, and you didn’t tell me right away, I’d be three rosy shades of angry. So…

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How to Roast Broccoli

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Broccoli, all by her lonesome dove, is my favorite vegetable. She’s filling and fibrous, unfussily fancied or dressed down. I’d proclaim her the best vegetable, but you know how insecure brussels sprouts can be. I steamed the whole head. I stir fried florets in toasted sesame oil, with browned garlic slices and a drizzle of…

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Curry Roasted Cauliflower with Sweet Peas

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There will not be anything quite so lovely on your tongue as cauliflower, oiled and overtly salted, caramelized and crisped in the oven. The white florets begin to blacken. They soften and sweeten in a light, honeyed way. Here I tossed a head of cauliflower with curry spice and turmeric. I gave them 20 minutes…

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Garlic Leek Roasted Potato Wedges

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The only other person to love potatoes so fiercely, as passionately as I do, is my mother. That woman loves salted butter, socks to match your outfit, frosting with a side of cake, and potatoes. It’s fitting, then, that no one bakes, mashes, fries, griddles, and gravies my potato-loving palate quite like she does. She…

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Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower

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Don’t let anyone fool you, mashed cauliflower on its own always tastes a bit wet and cabbagey. And gritty. I understand why people make it, I do. It’s mock mashed potatoes… faux-tatoes for a fraction of the calories. Cauliflower is super healthy, low calorie, and can be pretty darn delicious as a side, cozied up…

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Cornbread Dressing with Pancetta and Cranberries

Is it superficial of me to want my Thanksgiving dressing to look good this year? Because it seems as though a majority of my favorite foods…dressing, stuffing, meatloaf, gravy, mashed potatoes, marshmallow fluff, that part of a peanut butter-filled chocolate bar that melts to its wrapper…someone stop me here because I’m going too far…are anything…

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