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Just So Omelet

Just So Omelet is a story about eggs and flatbreads. Just So Stories was a collection for children by Rudyard Kipling. Rather than illuminate biology for children with facts, his were fanciful tales about, for example, how the elephant got its trunk. Here is a homemade version of Just Egg, the “plant-based scramble.” Just Eggs […]

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Run a Tab on Tabbouleh

It was in the afternoon break between Yom Kippur services the other day when my stomach growled for tabbouleh after sundown. I usually hit a market on the way home for items to donate to a shelter (my congregation traditionally collects these at the end of the Day of Atonement), so I also gathered the […]

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Bake

Just Enough Bagels

Sourdough, Whole-Wheat, No-Knead Recipe One goal in my first trip to New York City, organized by My Beloved, this past April, was a breakfast with fresh, real bagels. In Ess-a-Bagel, we believed we had merely picked a well-ranked shop in Yelp walkable from our hotel, but a couple of weeks later The New York Times […]

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Slaw Down

This recipe for coleslaw took decades to nail down. Not full time, had other things to do. It starts with Porta’s barbecue on Jenny Lind near my junior high school, Ramsey, in central Fort Smith, Arkansas. There were several Porta brothers, Art’s only served BBQ and sides, intended for take-out though there were a couple […]

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Bake Holiday Cuisine

Vegan Cornbread with Niblets and Scallions

I love cornbread but not enough, usually, to eat a whole pan. My Beloved will have a bite and remind me she doesn’t like cornbread, so there’s the rest of it sitting there, New Year’s after New Year’s. She likes this one. This recipe is historically a Southern cornbread in that it’s not sweet. Northern […]

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Holiday Cuisine Main Courses

Appropriation: It’s What’s for Dinner

Haitian Joumou Soup — non-fat vegan recipe I haven’t cooked on a gas stovetop since early 1999, when we bought the current house. Top of my want list for a new home should we move has been a gas stove. Alas, in recent months media stories claim that cooking electric — no matter the source […]