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Winter Confusion with Cumin Coleslaw

Winter Confusion with Cumin Coleslaw

Since it’s the first day of 2015, it was only fitting this coleslaw got things rolling. Why? Well, for many people, cabbage is synonymous with detoxification and weight balance. It supposedly cleanses the liver. Trying to not be overly presumptious, but there is usually a lot of cleansing, fasting, and overall weight management stuff going on in January.

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Gingery Carrot Magic Sauce (Dressing)

Gingery Carrot Magic Sauce (Dressing)

I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE: I’M AFRAID OF THE VEGETABLE GRATER. I have Gratophobia.

I know, it’s silly. It’s true. I avoid grating anything. I leave it as the last task in the kitchen. I have been known to bribe others, namely my niece and nephew to grate things on my behalf. Or I use the grating attachment on my food processor.

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Holiday Nostalgia – Non Rockwellian Brussels Sprouts

Holiday Nostalgia – Non Rockwellian Brussels Sprouts

I was 12 years old when we started eating brussels sprouts and other traditional Thanksgiving foods. The addition can be attributed to my parents acquiescing to my siblings efforts’ to recreate the holiday nostalgia portrayed in movies and books. Not to oversimplify things, but they were purposeful in creating the most Rockwellian of celebrations. There was an adamancy to refrain from adding Indian flair. No spices. No Indian ingredients. Just idyllic foods – like turkey, Stove Top stuffing, canned cranberry sauce and plain brussels sprouts.

Our efforts to emulate a traditional idea were bang on. They resulted in brussels sprouts that were boiled or steamed. Really, they were terrible. Smelly, bland – sometimes, pale green, sometimes slightly grey. Since they were depicted in every holiday scene – they remained a fixture on our plates.

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