Vegan empanadas are time-consuming but worth the wait

I like to make vegan empanadas, but only when I have plenty of time to spend in the kitchen. Here’s my recipe for turnip green and cannellini empanadas.

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I made Brussels sprouts instead of cabbage on New Year’s Day

I wanted to do something different on New Year’s Day instead of the traditional black-eyed peas and cabbage. I already shared the recipe for black-eyed pea falafel. I found this recipe for Brussels sprouts, and substituted pecans for walnuts since that’s what I had in the cupboard.¬†http://theshiksa.com/2013/11/12/roasted-brussels-sprouts-with-pomegranate-molasses¬†I have store-bought pomegranate molasses, so I used that […]

Try this baked black-eyed pea falafel

Black-eyed peas are a traditional Southern food, and if eaten – with cabbage – on New Year’s Day is supposed to bring luck. I made falafel from black-eyed peas yesterday to celebrate the new year, but this falafel is good any time of year. They are a great source of protein, with 14 grams in […]

Fruit tarts are festive holiday treats

I found a tart pan in a thrift store, and for $1 I couldn’t resist buying it. I have always dreamed of making a fruit tart of my own. I have always admired the beautiful fruit tarts I’ve seen in bakeries. Some were beautiful pieces of art that tasted as good as they looked. Others? […]