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Speedy Creole Bean Stew

2 cups bouillon 1 16-ounce bag frozen onion-pepper mix 1 bag baby spinach leaves (or use frozen spinach) 1 teaspoon liquid smoke seasoning 1 teaspoon Cajun spice mix pinch cayenne, or to taste 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 cup bulgur 1 16-ounce can kidney beans 2-4 tablespoons rice vinegar Bring the bouillon, vegetables and spices to a boil in a large pot. Stir in...

Diana Cooks Whole Grains

Diana shows you how simple it is to cook any kind of whole grains on your stovetop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on7G0PXaAUg For lots more information see How to Cook Whole Grains You can use cooked whole grains any way you would use cooked pasta or cooked white rice: Top them with your favorite sauce, stir them into a soup...

Moroccan Chickpea and Barley Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup diced prosciutto or other cured ham (optional) 1 large onion, chopped 1 cup chopped celery 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 6 cups bouillon 3/4 cup barley 1/4 teaspoon harissa, or more to taste (see note #1, below) 3 15-ounce cans chick peas or 4 cups of cooked chickpeas (see note #2) Juice of one...

Sweet Potato Curry

1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut in 1" cubes (peeled if you wish) 4 green bananas, peeled and cut in 1/2" slices 1 stalk of lemon grass, sliced lengthwise and crushed (optional) 3 cups bouillon 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups cut green beans or peas, frozen or...

Catfish Gumbo

1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 green pepper, chopped 2 stalks celery, sliced 6 cups bouillon 1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up 2 teaspoons oregano pinch cayenne, or to taste 3 cups okra or green beans, cut in bite-size pieces (or use both -- fresh or frozen) 1 pound catfish fillets (or any other fish of your choice),...

Quick Shrimp Curry

Shrimp curry from one of Diana's mother's favorite recipes