Lebanese Couscous with Sautéed Kale with Lemon Dressing

Big fat pearls of couscous are blended up with that now infamous green. An excellent all-in-one side.

Like many cooks, one of my greatest pleasures is to find a new ingredient in a food store, and bringing it home to play with.  And like many cooks, once I bring home some unknown item I sometimes tuck it away into the fridge or pantry and then kind of forget about it.  Then it …

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Killer Egg Salad

Plain egg salad is perfect, but I'm always up for a bit of tinkering.

I adore egg salad, and so does my mom and my sister.  It’s one of those foods, when you mention it, people either smile vaguely or else their eyes pop open and they say, “HI, I LOVE EGG SALAD, WHERE IS THE EGG SALAD, I NEED THE EGG SALAD!”  I’m a huge fan of plain …

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Farro and Vegetable Salad

Farro is a hearty whole grain that may well become a staple in your kitchen, appearing in everything from soups to casseroles to warm sides to room temperature salads.  It’s been around for a long time, once a mainstay of the ancient Roman diet. Farro has a substantial chewy texture, and it’s high in fiber …

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