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Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Curry with Swiss Chard and Roasted Eggplant

Black-eyed peas have long been one of my favorite legumes, adding a welcome earthiness to dishes comprised of tangy, zesty or spicy flavors that make them a wonderful base in curries. In this nourishing curry, earthiness takes the main stage with roasted eggplant and Swiss chard. The eggplant isn’t really …

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Red Kidney Bean Jambalaya

This thick and hearty vegetable stew is a vegetarian version of the classic spicy Cajun jambalaya stew loaded with red kidney beans, brown rice and plenty of vegetables. And once the beans are cooked, it’s essentially a simple one-pot meal with everything you need for a complete meal. The Cajun …

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Pasta Shells with Roasted Vegetables and Black Olives

Pasta is another one of winter’s comfort foods that I don’t actually eat all that often, but I certainly have friends and a husband who would like to eat it more frequently. But I will indulge them — and myself — more often if the pasta is dressed in an …

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Quinoa with Almonds and Mixed Vegetables

Quinoa is a perfect meal accompaniment just on its own or with a little seasoning, just as rice is. And just like rice, the nutty flavor of quinoa is easy to dress up to take the grain experience to a whole new level. It’s a delicious and simple vehicle for …

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