Moroccan Sweet Potato Stew

Every cuisine has its signature flavor combinations. This stew of tomatoes, peanut butter and a beautiful spice blend elevates beans and spuds into a serious, main course delight. It has all the right moves for sweet, salty, sour, and spicy. I am a fan of seeking out pre-mixed spice blends. Rather than hunt down several spices and herbs from my cabinet (and surely missing one…

Braised Cabbage & Grapes

A Braise of Cabbage Topped with Grilled Veggies or Sausage This dish is redolent of the fall harvest: cabbage, grapes, and onions. There is primal comfort and balance in tastes, textures and color.   — Recipe adapted, original by Mario Batali RECIPE  Serves 4-6 olive oil, 4 TBS, extra virgin is best choice red onion, 2 cups (1 med.), finely sliced into crescent…