Black Bean Brownies

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This recipe is from the archives. These brownies were made for my mother for her birthday dinner back in March, but as I was thumbing through my recipes (you know, the ones that I have stowed away with the best of intentions to post) I stumbled across them, and decided they were just too good…

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Zucchini Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting

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Don’t be alarmed by all of the descriptors. Chances are, if you happened upon these cupcakes, you wouldn’t know that they were without flour. Or dairy. Or even sugar, hardly. Because when you take a bite, they have a perfectly moist, tender crumb. They’re sweet, but not artificially so, as many “sugar-free” treats often are. Cinnamon…

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Kids in the Kitchen: Grilled Octopus and Shrimp in Escabeche, and Fried Plantains

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As it is often said, the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray. As was the case tonight. This week was Brandan’s turn in the kitchen. Brandan is a foodie-in-training, with an intense desire to explore unique and adventurous foods – the more “bizarre” in his mind, the more he wants to try…

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Tahitian Squash Risotto and Foodbuzz Blog Awards

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When fall nears, I start to get excited. Not only because of the cool, crisp air (which I love), but because of the delicious fall produce. As much as I’ll miss my fresh tomatoes, (and here in a month or two, you may here me complain about the lack of good tomatoes…fair warning.) now it’s nearing…

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