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Curried Split Pea Soup

Susan’s serving suggestion: I like this recipe with cauliflower added. After removing the lid, I add about 1 pound of chopped cauliflower, replace the lid, and heat over low heat until the cauliflower is just cooked, about 5 minutes. This also works with frozen chopped cauliflower.

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Cauliflower and Carrot Curry

This recipe, adapted from Rick’s book On Rice, makes an almost instant vegetarian dinner. It is great spooned over basmati rice.

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Chilled Gazpacho With Gingered Vegetable Stock

1 quart water
3 cups chopped carrots…

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Chickpeas in Eggplant-Tahini Sauce

In this unusual dish, my starting point has been the Tunisian kitchen, where chickpeas are a staple and tabil–a spice mix of caraway and coriander seeds plus hot Chile pepper–is the much loved equivalent of India’s curry blend.

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Butternut Squash Soup With Herbes De Provence

2 pounds butternut squash — peeled and seeded and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
2 large ribs celery…

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Pressure Cooker Black-Eyed Peas and Greens

Very quick, simple and surprisingly yummy. If fresh herbs are not available, substitute dry herbs.

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

1 medium onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced…

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Yellow Split Pea and Basmati Pilaf

1 cup basmati rice
1/2 cup split peas — yellow…

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Pickled Beets

1 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar…

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Quinoa, Bean, and Vegetable Stew

1 1/2 cups diced leek
1/2 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup diced zucchini…

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Lentil Barley Soup

Thick enough to be called a stew, this hearty soup is easy to prepare and cooks in a single pot. Add more water or stock if you wish to have a thinner soup.

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Gingery Split Pea Soup

Chipotle chile provides the essential smokiness while the sliced ginger offers only a background hint of flavor. Cooked to a golden creaminess, the split peas are enhanced with sautéed, almost carmelized, vegetables and finished with a little miso, which contributes its distinctive richness.

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Border Beans

This is my vegetarian version of a recipe from my late mother-in-law, Ruth Clark. I use it as a basic bean recipe for any Mexican dish, but I always make a huge pot because I could honestly eat them every day. They’re delicious with crusty bread and a green salad.

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Hopping John In A Pressure Cooker

2 cups brown basmati rice
1/2 cup wild rice…

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Spiced Sweet-Potato Stew

This hearty vegetable stew is full of flavor, thanks to a blend of spices combined with a touch of peanut butter. Using a pressure cooker allows you to have this stew on the table in minutes!

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