Creamy Poblano Sauce with Pasta

One year we rented a condo in Cancun, and we had the option of hiring the owner’s cook/housekeeper to prepare our meals. We weren’t sure if that would be a good idea, so we hired her just for a few days. Big mistake–we should have hired her everyday! Our first…

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Slow Cooked Beans

You don’t need a slow cooker to slow cook beans. Basically a large pot will do, although you wouldn’t want to leave it on all day if you’re going to be away. Once you’ve tasted beans cooked the slow way, you may never buy canned beans again! These instructions are…

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Eggplant with Chickpeas

This recipe is for all of you who don’t particularly like eggplant, but are intrigued by these odd, purple (or white, or striped) vegetables. Or perhaps you’re like my daughter who kept getting eggplants in her produce box and just let them rot rather than cook them. So, the last…

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Zucchini with Mint

When you have a plethora of zucchini and fresh mint in your garden or produce box, why not combine the two? It makes a refreshing early-summer side dish, roasted in the oven or cooked on the grill. Even if you don’t like zucchini, you might like it prepared this way—my husband can vouch for that!

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