Dal with Spinach

As a child growing up I ate dal at most meals. Dal are dried and split pulses or lentils that are very common in South Asian cooking. My mother cooked lentils on almost a daily basis to serve with fried spinach and fish curry. I did not actually like dal growing up, as I was a very picky eater!

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Traditional Style Potato Salad

How to cook potatoes and eggs:

To cook the potatoes, place the peeled potatoes in a large pot of water and add about 1 tbs salt. Bring the water to a boil, then simmer for up to 15 to 25 minutes. To test the potatoes, use a knife to gently pierce it in the middle. If the knife goes in with little effort, it’s done. Turn off the heat and wait till it’s cool enough to handle.

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Extra Delicious Baked Beans

Baked beans have been a staple side dish in the United States and other countries for decades. While they are generally easy to make, I’ve sometimes been a touch disappointed when I’ve had these at a potluck or a restaurant. Sometimes they are a bit bland. The point of this recipe is to show an easy way to make extra delicious baked beans. Perhaps it might be a bit arrogant to call these “extra delicious,” but this is what my husband — an experienced baked bean aficionado — decided to call them.

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