Posts Tagged: comforting

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Duck Liver Pâté for a Friend

Recently, I received a windfall of duck livers.  My friend Bethany got a new duck cookbook and had, over the last few months, cooked who knows how many ducks in who knows how many delicious ways.  Bethany has been my neighbor

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Duck Liver Pâté for a Friend

Recently, I received a windfall of duck livers.  My friend Bethany got a new duck cookbook and had, over the last few months, cooked who knows how many ducks in who knows how many delicious ways.  Bethany has been my neighbor

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Stracciatella with Ramps and Nettles (to cure seasonal allergies)

I am not the most dependable food blogger.  I try to post recipes that might be useful for upcoming holidays and whatnot, but I succeed only half the time.  However, every year I do manage to post a recipe to sooth,

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Stracciatella with Ramps and Nettles (to cure seasonal allergies)

I am not the most dependable food blogger.  I try to post recipes that might be useful for upcoming holidays and whatnot, but I succeed only half the time.  However, every year I do manage to post a recipe to sooth,

Vegan Saag  Paneer http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/saag-paneer-vegan/
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Saag “Paneer” (vegan)

My husband’s maternal grandparents raised their family in India.  Chris’ grandfather ran an international boarding school in his capacity as a United Methodist Minister.  Chris’ mother and all of his aunts and uncles grew up playing in the foothills of

Vegan Saag  Paneer http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/saag-paneer-vegan/
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Saag “Paneer” (vegan)

My husband’s maternal grandparents raised their family in India.  Chris’ grandfather ran an international boarding school in his capacity as a United Methodist Minister.  Chris’ mother and all of his aunts and uncles grew up playing in the foothills of

Ven Pongal http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/rice-and-moong-dal-pudding-with-black-pepper-cumin-and-ginger-ven-pongal/
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Rice and Moong Dal Pudding with Black Pepper, Cumin and Ginger (Ven Pongal)

This is one of the most comforting, simple and healthful foods I have ever eaten.  The rice and split moong beans are cooked until they are very soft and pudding like in consistency.  The flavour comes from ghee flavoured with

Ven Pongal http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/rice-and-moong-dal-pudding-with-black-pepper-cumin-and-ginger-ven-pongal/
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Rice and Moong Dal Pudding with Black Pepper, Cumin and Ginger (Ven Pongal)

This is one of the most comforting, simple and healthful foods I have ever eaten.  The rice and split moong beans are cooked until they are very soft and pudding like in consistency.  The flavour comes from ghee flavoured with

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Sticky, Boozy Chocolate Plum Pudding Cake (Gluten-free or not)

This is such a deeply satisfying dessert.  The bittersweet chocolate, the plums and the booze all combine to make for a very grown up sort of treat.  These cakes would be amazing for Christmas, Christmas Eve or boxing day desert….I

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Sticky, Boozy Chocolate Plum Pudding Cake (Gluten-free or not)

This is such a deeply satisfying dessert.  The bittersweet chocolate, the plums and the booze all combine to make for a very grown up sort of treat.  These cakes would be amazing for Christmas, Christmas Eve or boxing day desert….I

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Oat Cookies that Embrace Complexity (gluten-free)

I was raised by a single mom.  She married my kind, adventurous and frequently infuriating step father when I was nine,  but, by then a complicated child rearing system was well in place.  The system involved grandparents, the expectation that

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Oat Cookies that Embrace Complexity (gluten-free)

I was raised by a single mom.  She married my kind, adventurous and frequently infuriating step father when I was nine,  but, by then a complicated child rearing system was well in place.  The system involved grandparents, the expectation that

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Aloo Chat Inspired Oven Fries

As the weather got cold here,  I became overwhelmed by a craving for Aloo Chat.  Aloo Chat is a spicy potato snack served with a variety of chutneys and yogurt.  In my opinion, it is everything a snack food should

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Aloo Chat Inspired Oven Fries

As the weather got cold here,  I became overwhelmed by a craving for Aloo Chat.  Aloo Chat is a spicy potato snack served with a variety of chutneys and yogurt.  In my opinion, it is everything a snack food should

Croque Monsieur Biscuits http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/croque-monsieur-biscuits-gluten-free-or-not/
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Croque Monsieur Biscuits (gluten-free or not)

For the last week or so, while eating some delicious healthy homemade packed lunch or another, this thought has consistently crossed my mind… “This meal of roasted  vegetables (or green salad or homemade soup) are so healthy and delicious …but

Croque Monsieur Biscuits http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/croque-monsieur-biscuits-gluten-free-or-not/
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Croque Monsieur Biscuits (gluten-free or not)

For the last week or so, while eating some delicious healthy homemade packed lunch or another, this thought has consistently crossed my mind… “This meal of roasted  vegetables (or green salad or homemade soup) are so healthy and delicious …but

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Cornbread Stuffing with Sage and Cherries (gluten-free)

I grew up eating a classic bread, onion, celery, sage and apple stuffing.  I have learned to love cornbread stuffing since becoming gluten-free and changing the base of the stuffing seems to have opened the floodgates of experimentation.  I have

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Cornbread Stuffing with Sage and Cherries (gluten-free)

I grew up eating a classic bread, onion, celery, sage and apple stuffing.  I have learned to love cornbread stuffing since becoming gluten-free and changing the base of the stuffing seems to have opened the floodgates of experimentation.  I have

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Buttermilk Chive Spoonbread (Gluten-Free)

Here is another dish that I plan to make for Thanksgiving.  It is a spoonbread, which is basically a cross between a custard and a cornbread.  If you have gluten-free eaters to feed on Thanksgiving this is a very good

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Buttermilk Chive Spoonbread (Gluten-Free)

Here is another dish that I plan to make for Thanksgiving.  It is a spoonbread, which is basically a cross between a custard and a cornbread.  If you have gluten-free eaters to feed on Thanksgiving this is a very good