Archive of ‘Cooking’ category

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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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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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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Roasted Butternut Squash Medley on Grains

On Loving Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is one of the things that I like to have on hand at home. It is a quick meal waiting to happen.Lately, I have been on a roasted butternut squash medley binge. I think the whole fixation started after I roasted the first batch with a touch of apple cider vinegar.

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