This recipe is from From Scratch.
My first book! From Scratch is a vegetarian cookbook intended for people just becoming comfortable in their
own kitchens. Just like with Good and Cheap, the
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Print copies are a pricier than you might expect because this book is printed on demand (1 copy at a time).
January makes me want to eat soup. Actually even more than eating soup it makes me want to make soup. This curried sweet potato soup is from my first cookbook, From Scratch. It’s super hearty and satisfying, and the thick texture makes it feel like it’s really sticking to your ribs! But since January is, for so many, a time to focus on eating more vegetables and generally taking care of our health, this soup also fits the health bill. It’s basically a pot of puréed vegetables, but you will feel a lot more full (and warm!) than if you just drank a bunch of green juice.
This is a bit of a riff on the chana dal recipe in my first cookbook, From Scratch. Chana dal is one of my favorite meals of all time. But the lentils you use for chana dal are large and can take up to 2 hours to cook so I rarely take the time to make it. This version of curried red lentil and spinach stew is much faster and a little lighter without the cream. So this is as the easy, fast, summery version of chana dal for when you don’t feel like tending a pot for a couple of hours. This makes a pretty big batch, but you could easily double it and keep it for meals throughout the week or freeze leftovers.
If this Sunday sees you hosting a gathering of football lovers, may I recommend these deviled eggs? They are a little more fuss than dumping out a bag of chips and dip, but they won’t leave you feeling gross and everyone will be impressed. Plus you need something to do while you wait for the game to start, right? You can even flavor them to honor your favorite team! For the patriots, the classic, mustard with a little pickle, for the Seahawks, maybe a little smoked salmon and dill? Eat well, even on game day. Keep reading