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Cooking with zucchini in Iraq

2/24/2006 meps 0

After posting my latest essay about zucchini and world peace, I decided to search for recipes from Iraq. Does their cuisine use zucchini? What about squash? But there are almost no recipes on the Internet […]

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Moroccan Cous Cous

2/24/2006 meps 1

When we lived in Washington D.C., we loved to have a 7-course meal at Marrakesh. This recipe reminds me of one of those 7 decadent courses. 3-1/2 pounds of chicken pieces 3-1/2 T butter, divided […]

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Going bananas

2/18/2006 meps 0

Curious George — the one in my family, not the one in the movie — wrote to me again last week. I usually get four or five e-mails a day from this brother, but the […]

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Poached banana dessert

2/17/2006 meps 0

This is almost too simple to publish, but the results are fabulous. It came from our good friend and chef, Cindy MacNairn. Serves 3 or 4 people. In a large skillet, heat a can of […]

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Ecuadorian Tomato Soup with Bananas

2/15/2006 meps 0

Sopa De Tomates Con Platanos (Ecuador) Serves 4-6, but you can halve it easily Barry says, “This is just about the best tomato soup I’ve ever eaten.” 1 large can tomato puree 4 bananas, peeled […]

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3-ingredient beer bread

2/11/2006 meps 0

I discovered this recipe back in high school, when I didn’t know how to cook. This is what you do when somebody leaves a beer in your fridge that you won’t or can’t drink. 1 […]

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Banana smoothie without a blender

2/10/2006 meps 0

1/2 very ripe banana 1/4 C vanilla soymilk 1/4 C yogurt 1/2 C water 2 t brown sugar In a jar or cocktail shaker, use a fork to mash the banana with the soymilk. Add […]

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Side Dishes

Banana rice

2/7/2006 meps 1

2 cups white rice 12 ripe bananas 1 can coconut cream Salt Peel and slice the bananas. Place them with the rice in a pot. Add water to 2 inches above the rice and boil […]