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Saturday, January 07, 2006

2006: Try New Recipes for Flavor and Health

What's cooking in Carolina this week? We will start with the first day of the year. New Years Day we had the very traditional southern New Years food-for-luck-and-health: flounder (fish, so your money swims to you), Hoppin' John (black-eyed peas and rice) and collard greens from the garden.

Well, we love soup and stews all year around but particularly in winter. We had a wonderful pasta and bean soup Pasta and White Bean Soup Recipe Link and Italian Wedding Soup. Both are up there on our favorites list and perfect as for the cold snap.

We got 2 new cook books, a used cook book that came highly recommended and Bobby Flay's cook book: Grilling for Life. We have tried 2 recipes out of it: last night we had Grilled Turkey Burgers with Monterey Jack, Poblano Pepper Relish and Avocado Mayonnaise. It was a very different but a nice spicy change to hamburgers. Several nights ago we had a wonderfully tender Pork Satay with Red-Chili Peanut Sauce and a cabbage-green onion slaw.
It was great! Tonight it is chicken, either roasted or Chicken Picatta, depending on how much time there is for prep.

We have lots of venison so we need to cook and we lost a few leaves off of our Kafir Lime so we need to try something Thai! That is all that is on the immediate horizon. I am also reading the Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Dirakaruni. It makes me hungry for Indian food so I might have to conjure up a lentil stew. We’ll let you know!

We're looking forward to a prosperous and healthy new year with great, mostly healthy food and hope you are too.

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