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The saga of Saag

The saga of Saag

I consider myself to be a very fortunate person, not because I am wealthy, or possess the chiseled features of a G.Q. cover model, but due in part to the fact that I have been lucky enough to have experienced travel all over the world.  I was first introduced to saag paneer while spending time in Pakistan, where this creamy concoction is present at many meals.  To escape the heat of the day, we would commonly dine outside late at night.  It was there, under strings of lights at an outdoor Bar-B-Q in Lahore where I first fell in love with the sumptuous green mistress named Saag.

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Coo Coo for Couscous

Coo Coo for Couscous

I simply love couscous, I love the taste, I love the texture, I even love the name.  Besides being very healthy, this light and fluffy little pearl is also very easy to prepare, and fun to say.

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Grilled Sausage and Dirty Rice

Grilled Sausage and Dirty Rice

Grilled sausage and dirty rice served with wilted spinach

In honor of Mardi Gras, last night I felt we should have something that was indicative of the Vieux Carré.  So I threw together this quick and delicious dish.  It also gave me an excuse to fire up the grill, and enjoy and icy cold Abita.

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Presidents Day Special: A rare peek inside the 1929 White House Cookbook

Presidents Day Special: A rare peek inside the 1929 White House Cookbook

White House Cook Book from 1929 the start of the Great Depression
At the beginning of 1929 my Grandmother Grace was working at the Lincoln Electric Company as a secretary after completing her education at Peru State College.  Being single and earning a good income she felt she could afford herself the luxury of adding some silver to her hope chest.

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