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Curried Dhal with Grilled Eggplant

by Janelle 10.09.2013
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I had some extra red lentils leftover from when I made my Red Lentil, Carrot & Cumin Soup, so I decided to make another dish featuring these much-loved legumes. Prior to this recent lentil kick, I didn’t realize how high in protein lentils are. In fact, they contain 26 grams of protein per 100 grams […]

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Panarea, Sicily

by Janelle 09.06.2013
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I just got back from a summer holiday on the tiny Sicilian island of Panarea. Panarea is part of Italy’s Aeolian Island chain, and thanks to the abundance of gourmet restaurants, buzzy euro nightlife, haute shopping, and stunning vistas, it has become a sort of “off the beaten path” celebrity hotspot. W recently published an article that […]

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Chermoula Eggplant With Bulgur and Yogurt

by Janelle 07.10.2013
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Yesterday I made Chermoula Eggplant With Bulgur and Yogurt for dinner, a North-African-inspired vegetarian main. I made a similar dish about a year ago in NY and loved it, so I decided to try it again here in London with a few modifications. The original recipe comes from Yotam Ottolenghi, a well-known Israeli chef and cookbook writer. I immediately […]

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Eggplant and Lentil Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

by Janelle 08.17.2012
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I love recipes with a “secret ingredient.” I have been hearing a lot about the many uses for Pomegranate Molasses, an essential ingredient in traditional Middle Eastern cooking, so I had to give it a try. Pomegranate Molasses is a syrup-like reduction of pomegranate juice and sugar that has a really unique flavor and turns […]

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Vegetarian Moussaka

by Janelle 07.27.2012
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When my fiancé and I visited the magical island of Santorini about this time last summer, one of our most memorable meals on the island was at Nectar & Ambrosia Restaurant, where we enjoyed a rich Greek Moussaka. A traditional Greek Moussaka is made by layering eggplant with a spiced meat filling and topping it with a creamy, baked béchamel […]

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Melanzane Arroste Sottoaceto – Roasted Eggplant in Balsamic Vinegar

by Janelle 08.15.2011
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For a taste of the Mediterranean at home, I can think of no better dish to prepare then Melanzane Arroste Sottoaceto – Roasted Eggplant in Balsamic Vinegar. My grandmother’s recipe is always a hit, with its vibrant zing of tangy balsamic vinegar and mix of fresh basil and mint coating dozens of pieces of smoky, […]

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