The Ultimate Ragu

When deciding what to make this week for the blog, I found this ragu in my notes. It literally said, “Made the most awesome ragu tonight! eggplant, carrots, onion, garlic, zucchini, summer squash, kalamata olives, tomato paste, beef.” That’s what I had to go on and i wrote it down about 3 years ago. With a note like that, I had to make it…and make a recipe for it! ultimate-ragu-2

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Indian Butter Eggplant (Nethi Vankaya)

Here’s another Indian recipe from a co-worker, Butter Eggplant. She brought this in for work for lunch one day. I asked what it was and she told me. It smelled so good so I immediately started to google for a recipe. None of the recipes I was seeing was what she was eating. So after a while I asked her if she would share the recipe with me. Finding out, this is specific to her region in a part of southern India, so she was not surprise that I could not find a recipe online. It is super easy to …

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Roasted Poblano Mashed Potatoes

When I was making my Peruvian Style Chicken with Green Sauce I needed a side. My friend who was our guinea pig for the night had bought some poblano peppers at the farmers market and wanted to know if I could use them for dinner. I thought for a second how good those would be roasted but what to do with them. I dawned on me that they would be great added to mashed potatoes and garnished with cheese! poblano-mashed-potatoes-5  

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