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Butternut squash soup with black beans in a white bowl

A Soup to Remember

Sometimes I feel like the butternut squash soup with black beans is magically. It all comes together so beautifully and I am left wanting more soup. This definitely a winter fave and I can’t wait for you to try.

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Rice and Kale Chicken Soup with Pesto topped with avocado slices in a white plate

The Leftover Soup

This is the easiest kind of soup. Everything is already prepped and cooking really is about warming up together. This Rice and Kale Chicken Soup with Pesto is one more tool in my fight against food waste. It allows me to use leftover items and still have a vibrant meal

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A glass container filled with chicken broth and surrounded by celery, thyme, rosemary and lemon

Omi Eran

I view chicken broth as more than just the essence of chicken. For me, making chicken broth is about creating a flavor base that saves times. In writing this recipe on how to make chicken broth, I am telling you one of the ways I bring flavor into my kitchen. A cup of my homemade chicken broth already is well balanced with different herbs and spices so that when I use it, I can worry less about building a flavor profile.

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Baked potato on white plate served with tomato eggplant sauce

From the Yoruba Kitchen…

Baked potato with tomato eggplant sauce is a perfect winter comfort food. The slightly spicy edge of the sauce is perfect for a hot potato with cheese. Plus, I really can’t resist the sweet tendrils of caramelized onion covered in tomatoes with pillowy potato morsels.

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A loaf of lemon poppy seed cake decorated with slices of lemon and thyme buds with dripping frosting on a white plate

Cleaning Up the Pantry

What do you do when you discover an unopened jar of poppy seed? I don’t know about you but I made a cake with the poppy seed, some lemon and thyme. The Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Thyme is very moist with just the right amount of sweet with tang from the frosting.

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Carrot Curry Soup with Biscuit and Pesto

A Soup to Soothe the Cold

One of the things that draw me to this Carrot Curry Soup is how insanely robust and flavorful it is. There is no hiding from the carrot in this soup. The roasting of the carrot to get that caramelization completely changes the way it presents itself in the soup. The carrot suddenly has both a sweet and salty taste on the tongue. This is one of my favorite things about this soup

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smashed twice cooked cumin potatoes in a white plate with a white sauce and parsley

Smash it!

There are certain combinations that work so well in food. Individually, cumin and chicken fat work. Together, they are magic like in this Smashed Twice Cooked Cumin Potatoes.

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Turkey Kielbasa stir fry in a white bowl

Monday Blues

I should tell you that I love this turkey kielbasa stir fry because it is not finicky. There is no order of business other than getting the sausage into a hot pan along with the vegetables. That makes it a perfect Monday meal.

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