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Instant Pot Black Beans, simple nourishment

We all need to have some building blocks for weeknight meals in our repertoires. These Instant Pot black beans are squarely in that category. They can be repurposed for so many uses from nachos to soups to quesadillas to black beans and rice. They’re a great component of so many simple lunches and dinners. Dried …

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Raw Corn with Miso Lime Butter, a savory salad

This summer we’ve been overrun with sweet corn. There have been several ears in every farm box we’ve gotten for the last month. And while I love fresh sweet corn, boiled simply for a few minutes, slathered with butter and salt, we’ve had more than enough of it this summer. So I’ve been getting creative …

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Panzanella: the end of the tomatoes, with bread

We’ve had a bit of a cold snap around these parts. A little autumnal chill that hints at the jacket weather to come. The kind of weather that begs for closing up windows and putting on warm socks. Of course, yesterday it was too warm for long sleeves, and even though there was apple pie …

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Zucchini Fritters; easy, crisp, and satisfying

People often ask me how often my cooking experiments fail. And I have to be honest—not often. Not everything gets into the “good enough to share with the world” category, but pretty much everything is good enough to eat. But there have been a few notable exceptions. There were some very old dried chickpeas that …

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Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts in Agrodolce

I’m always on the lookout for fall and winter dishes that feel light and fresh but still seasonally appropriate. This mess of roasted butternut squash and Brussels sprouts in a red wine vinegar-based agrodolce (an Italian word meaning “sour and sweet”) lands on that intersection with wintry roasted vegetables hit with an extra punch of …

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Fennel and Kale Stuffing, herby and comforting

When it comes to Thanksgiving, I’m all about the sides. And my favorite side is stuffing. Or at least it is when it’s anything like this fennel and kale stuffing. Something with hunks of torn bread tossed in olive oil and toasted until golden. Something that feels classic in flavor-profile but has just enough extra …

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