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Summer Campaign & 21 New Soul Food Hacks

Hi everyone! Once in a while we need a little hand. This summer my forthcoming book, The Cooking Gene, to be published by HarperCollins in 2016 is being written and research continues right up to the last day before I … Continue reading

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Moroccan Cushaw Salad

This is a cushaw. It’s the ultimate Southern winter squash. They were brought to the Chesapeake and Tidewater from the Caribbean and Latin America in the late 18th century and were made popular among enslaved people after their introduction from … Continue reading

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Leftover Couscous Salad

Couscous is one of my favorite foods.  I didn’t eat much of it until I became part of Sephardic Jewish culture, but couscous is part and parcel of the traditional diet of North/West Africa where it can be breakfast, lunch … Continue reading

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Roasted Broccoli Salad with Feta and Marjoram Vinaigrette

The key word here is LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT! Roasted Broccoli Salad with Feta and Marjoram Vinaigrette Preheat your Oven to 450 degrees. 2 pounds of washed and drained fresh broccoli trimmed to an inch or an inch and a half … Continue reading

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My Favorite Grill Relish

I published this on Twitter a while back, but then one of my Twitter buddies, local conservationist and activist Brent Bolin (@bcbolin) took advantage of one of our early humid DC spring days to grill up some asparagus, tuna and … Continue reading

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Green Bean Salad My Way (Vegan/Vegetarian/Wallet Friendly)

I love green beans.  They are one of the central foods of my heritage.  My mother talks a lot about the bags of Kentucky Wonders she used to pick through and snap with her mom and sisters in Cincinnati. Every … Continue reading

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A Recipe from Kenya: Kachumbali/Kachumbari: Helping You Keep Your Figure in 2012

After they left the U.K. in the early 60’s, my Mother, her siblings and my Grandparents left for my Grandfather’s post in Nairobi, Kenya.  For several years they lived in a newly independent Kenya, returning after the birth of my … Continue reading

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