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Black Rice Salad with Kale

Black Rice Salad with Kale

The deep purple hue and nutty texture of black rice (Lotus Foods' Forbidden Rice) make it one of...

Pasta with Clam Sauce

Pasta with Clam Sauce

There are no canned clams on the shelves of my grocery stores at the moment...I wonder if the word...

Polenta Tomato Tart

Polenta Tomato Tart

When it's fresh tomato season here in Montana, I'm usually satisfied with a plate of sliced...

How to Cook Dried Hominy

How to Cook Dried Hominy

Sometimes you can find red hominy instead of the regular white (thanks Rancho Gordo!) but no...

Pesto

Pesto

Our growing season is short here in Montana, but a lot seems to happen in mid-summer. I returned...

About Mushrooms

About Mushrooms

My son and I drove over to check out operations at MT Gourmet Mushrooms last Friday and learned...

Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna

Simple cooking relies on the best tasting, best quality ingredients. For lasagna, that means...

Mushrooms & Polenta

Mushrooms & Polenta

When I first saw the photo of the New York Times "Fresh and Wild Mushroom Stew", I could...

Farro

Farro

Farro is an ancient variety of wheat, usually sold and prepared with its whole grain intact,...

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Bangkok-style pad thai is easier than you think to stir fry at home.  Naturally sweet and salty,...

Paella

Paella

Paella must be one of the first "one pot meals" ever invented. Learn the basics, then you can...

Beef Noodle Quick Dish

Beef Noodle Quick Dish

I got distracted by some scuttlebutt this morning.  The usual internet conversation, that isn't...

Shrimp & Cheesy Grits

Shrimp & Cheesy Grits

Good ol' grits, known in other parts of the world as polenta, may seem like slow food, but they're...

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

  Leftover rice in the fridge?  No ideas for dinner?  Start keeping basics like green onions,...

Quinoa Quiche

Quinoa Quiche

Serve slices of this quinoa quiche for dinner with a big salad and stash the remainder in the...

Farro

Farro

Farro is an ancient variety of wheat, usually sold and prepared with its whole grain intact,...

Spicy Quinoa Salad

Spicy Quinoa Salad

How convenient to find inspiration in August's Food & Wine, an idea for using garbanzo beans...

Lasagna

Lasagna

Sauce, noodles, cheese...sauce, noodles, cheese...sauce, noodles, cheese. Making lasagna is really...

Quinoa Bean Brunch Slices

Quinoa Bean Brunch Slices

These quinoa slices are terrific for a brunch or potluck -- they can be served warm or at room...

Polenta Appetizers

Polenta Appetizers

Appetizers don't always require bread. Cook some polenta, spread on a sheet pan, bake for 30...

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