How to avoid a Dal FAIL

Last week I tried to make my favorite yellow split pea dal in my crockpot. It was an utter FAIL. Really and truly nasty—by the time the peas were finally edible (sort of), they had turned a disgusting brownish green color, which is why I’m skipping the photo. However, dear readers, I want to spare […]

Chickpea Stew

This chickpea stew—vaguely based on a similar one I had in Spain—has become a staple in our house. (I promise an update on those fresh chickpeas soon, but first, a stew to go with the rainy, dreary weather.) It’s cheap, flavorful, and, if you make it in the pressure cooker, surprisingly fast. It’s definitely intended […]

Squash Posole

My massive collection of winter squash has been looking a bit soggy of late. Combined with the dreary weather, this seemed as good an excuse as any to make a warm winter stew. And since squash takes so long to cook, and since I couldn’t be bothered to plan ahead, this seemed like a good […]