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San Antone Black Bean Salad

San Antone Black Bean Salad by Amos Miller

With friends and family living in the great state of Texas, my frequent visits have always meant new flavor profiles to experience, new ways to express myself in the kitchen and when I am invited out and asked to 'bring something to pass'. I developed the following recipe to assure that I would seldom have to carry home any…

9 votes
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Garbage Salad (not really)

Garbage Salad (not really) by Amos Miller

This salad will make the meal, or be the meal. Broccoli, oranges, almonds, raisins, mushrooms, onion & bacon - and a fabulous classic sweet & tangy creamy dressing! Vegetarians can substitute bac-o-bits, or not add a bacon substitute. Throwing together bits and pieces of a variety of items has long been the basis of some great…

4 votes
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Succotash with Fresh Herbs & Smoked Meat

Succotash with Fresh Herbs & Smoked Meat by Amos Miller

To a great extent, succotash was another of the many gifts to the table from Native Americans. Corn, beans and meat are a tasty and nourishing combination, whatever the type of bean or meat. In this recipe the real flavor play is brought forward by the addition of fresh herbs. After all, corn and beans have no real pronounced flavors…

2 votes
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Creole Perfect Sweet Potato Pie

Creole Perfect Sweet Potato Pie by Amos Miller

I have made this recipe for years. There is none better - or so I've been told by some serious and knowing Creole cooks. And while some may say "Well, it sounds just like a pumpkin pie recipe", they are sorely mistaken. This, my friends, is a Creole Sweet Potato Pie. This is the way to eat your vegetables! Vegetables and…

2 votes
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Sugar Pumpkin Curry Cream Soup

Sugar Pumpkin Curry Cream Soup by Amos Miller

We grow sugar pumpkins and after the harvest, I always break them down and puree them and pop them into the freezer for a long Winter's use. In addition to pies (of course), tarts, cookies, breads, custard and sauce - I love sugar pumpkin soup. As you can imagine, this member of the squash family is somewhat sweeter, has fewer seeds…

2 votes
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Savory Creole Sweet Potato Casserole

Savory Creole Sweet Potato Casserole by Amos Miller

No sweet topping here - this has breadcrumbs & bacon and the Creole twist of Jamaican Pickapeppa Sauce in the yams. It is good to venture outside your comfort zone from time to time - and this is a good way to start! I was set on this culinary path in 1987 when first introduced to Chef Austin Leslie at Chez Helene in New Orleans.…

1 vote
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Leftover 2-Bean Stew

Leftover 2-Bean Stew by Amos Miller

A quick bite using odds & ends was WAY too delicious not to post. Forget 8-bean and even 18-bean soups - 2 cans of beans, a few veggies and a little smoked sausage turned a toss-off dish into a tasty winner! I had no intention when I threw this together to share it with anyone other than a couple of hungry mouths in the kitchen.…

1 vote
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Garlic Herbed Sweet Potatoes

Garlic Herbed Sweet Potatoes by Amos Miller

TRY THIS AT EASTER - it is a signature dish! It is sweet and savory with fresh herbs, dairy products and chicken broth. This is a North Carolina recipe, naturally healthy and rich in beta-carotene, the most common plant source of vitamin A. But who cares! This is delicious, even if it is good for you...besides, sweet potatoes…

1 vote
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Gluten Free Hearty Quinoa Chili

Gluten Free Hearty Quinoa Chili by Monocot

a Yummy Quiona chili. 1 Cup is 218 calories, 10 Grams of Protein and 8 Grams of Fiber!.

1 vote
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