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Pineapple, Mint and Coconut Milk Shake

July 23, 2012 Beverages

Here we are, midway through the summer. The heat these past months has steered me to lighter foods so that if I had to choose a theme for this summer’s eating, it would be, surprisingly, vegan.  It’s not something I consciously aspired to, but everyday decisions helped me get there. Being a vegetarian it’s easy [...]

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Khoresht Karafs (Celery Stew with Mint, Parsley and Dried Lime)

January 8, 2012 Dinner

I first tasted this dish at last month’s book club.  It’s a Persian celery-based stew that is typically made with lamb, but our lovely, accommodating host, made a vegan version for those of us who don’t eat meat. This soup is light and deeply flavorful. It’s composed of celery, mint, and parsley. But my favorite [...]

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Peach and Melon Soup

July 9, 2011 Soups and Stews

Today I bring you a recipe for soup from Saluda. The other night we dined at a local restaurant called The Purple Onion. I love this place. Great food, lively atmosphere. We ordered a peach and melon soup that reminded me of a chilled, summery gazpacho. The soup was so tasty, I decided to make [...]

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