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Adventures in Appetite for Reduction

I’ve been hearing all these great things about the Arabian Lentil and Rice Soup from Appetite for Reduction.   I also thought it would go really well with the sweet potato drop biscuits from the same book.  I replaced the lentils in the soup with fava beans (because I just can’t bring myself to want anything [...]

Hot Dog n’ Kraut Sandwiches and Falafel Pasta

I’ve been eating strange food lately…normal (or fairly normal) ingredients, but in pretty abnormal combos.  I’m not normally a dogs and kraut person at all, but I was having a craving earlier this week, and once I did it…I had to have it twice more in three days. To assemble my little piece de resistance [...]

Miscellaneous Mediterranean

Last night’s dinner was a bit of everything, and absolutely delicious.  Sometimes you really don’t need an “entree” to feel fulfilled, and what’s more so, you may not want one.  Enter last night’s dinner. I’d prepared some falafel mix the night before (my standby recipe from Joan Nathan’s The Foods of Israel Today) and fried [...]

Falafel Night

Since tonight was Lag B’omer and the fire wardens around here don’t look kindly on bonfires…I made one of my favorite Middle Eastern snacks for dinner instead.  I can’t believe that I’ve never made my own falafel before, but it may have something to do with it being deep fried.  Whatever….I very rarely fry things, [...]