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Black Bean Soup

How are we feeling this post inauguration day? Need a pick me up? I sure did. This recipe will help. Spicy, creamy, black bean soup with Mexican(ish) toppings. 417 more words


Pasta with Lentils

Traditionally, pasta with chickpeas, or cannellini beans make comforting Italian homey dishes. Inspired by that is this recipe using lentils and peas instead.

What makes this unique is how the pasta is cooked with  their cooking liquid, rather than the usual in a separate pot of salt water. 489 more words


Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter H

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Hearty Ham and Bean Soup. I’m such a morning person which is why I can throw together a meal, as soon as I grab my first cup of coffee, and let it slow cook all day long. 184 more words


Mock Chicken Cacciatore

I titled this the way I did because it has all the flavors of the typical chicken cacciatore, but with more vegetables, and of course chicken done my way. 149 more words


Garlic chicken/pollo al ajillo.

Over the years I’ve acquired many, many Spanish cookbooks but one of my eternal favorites was one I bought way back in the day on a whim at Crate and Barrel: … 556 more words


A coastal stomp, ending with hot chocolate

The cold has given way to relentless driving rain. I spent the first couple of hours walking the dogs from Ynyslas to Borth and back – if you don’t know this stretch of Welsh coastline I suggest you book a holiday here pronto, it’s heaven. 248 more words