cooked black rice in blue and white ceramic bowl
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How to Cook Black Rice on the Stove

 No rice cooker? Cook black rice on the stove!  Is something burning? My husband asks. I sniff the air, and I got a whiff of the unmistakable scent of burnt rice! I rushed into the kitchen, opened the pot on the stove and was greeted with a gust of smoke and a slightly burnt popcorn […]

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cacio e pepe potatoes
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Pecorino Romano Oven Roasted Potatoes

I really wanted to make Potatoes Anna by Deb from Smitten Kitchen (see here), once I saw her post it on Instagram. It is a very delectable looking gallette. I had all the ingredients, but I didn’t read the instructions beforehand.  It needed an hour in the oven plus preparation time! I cannot slice potatoes […]

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oven-roasted broccoli
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Oven-roasted Broccoli

Would you believe my almost 2-year old daughter likes broccoli? But only if it’s roasted in the oven.  She used to eat only the stalks, but she surprised us tonight by eating the florets as well. Yes, the stalk of the broccoli is edible. I used to throw those out, until I read somewhere that […]

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