Cornbread with Brown Rice

cornmeal rice bread

I've made several different types of cornbread over the years, but my basic yet classic preparation of cornbread always seems to remain a favorite with my husband and best friend Basil. There is nothing to it really expect the exceptional flavor of cornmeal with a tiny bit of sweetener which isn't even needed. I switched things up this time around though and included some cooked brown rice for added nutrition and substance. The nutty flavor of the rice was especially appealing and complementary to the grainy cornmeal.

This bread is excellent just smothered with butter or as an accompaniment to any meal, especially ones featuring soups and stews. Simplicity is bliss in this instance.

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Sindhi Curried Spinach and Vegetables

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Sindhi Inspired Curried Spinach

I adore spinach and this lusciously creamed green dish turned out to be a incredibly versatile one. Similar to the North Indian malai sak I made several years ago, this dish from the Sindh region of Pakistan is much heartier with more vegetables — potatoes, carrots, eggplant and peppers — as well as a more complex flavor. I put together this tasty curry to go along with coconut rice, but as I had lots left over, I served it the next day with scrambled eggs and later on as a chutney with samosas. This dish is perhaps not particularly photogenic, but I assure you, it's fabulous, especially considering the multiple ways you can serve this spicy vegetable-packed curry.

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A Complimentary Video from a Fan of Lisa's Kitchen

What a surprise and treat to wake up to. A fan took the trouble of making a short video featuring Lisa's Kitchen. Thank you! Now I have a theme song.

Greek Salad with Hummus Dressing

Greek Salad dressed with Hummus

I adore Greek salad. Loads of crisp vegetables combined with plump olives and creamy Feta cheese all dressed up with an olive oil and vinegar dressing never fails to please. This time around, I was inspired by Joanne's rather unconventional take on this classic and adorned the whole beautiful bowl with a hummus-based dressing. Pleased by the success of my Greek salad with avocado, I made avocado hummus to begin with and then turned it into a thick and creamy dressing for the salad. It's fun to change things up from time to time and this made for one nourishing and satisfying meal, served up with classic buttermilk biscuits.

This is not the first time I have played around with hummus with excellent results. I still crave my homemade hummus pizza. The uses of hummus are as wide and vast as the imagination of the cook

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