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"Afraid" crispy roasted okra

Crispy roasted okra is one of my new favorite veggies. Its a no-fuss, delicious side that is ready in less than 30 minutes. Down here in Texas we're lucky to still be able to get fresh okra locally. If you're fortunate enough as well this is a great side you can add that will free you up to focus on other dishes. Many people fear okra because of the slime. Don't fear the slime, as a matter of fact, follow the great Nelson Mandela's words and don't fear anything - "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." I recently discovered the musician Mimi. She is an incredibly inspiring and brave artist. Check out her song "Afraid" as an example of her talent and testimony.

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"Relax, Don't Do It" Smoked Mussels Recipe with White Wine Sauce

Looking for an easy and delicious seafood dish to add to your repertoire? Look no further than smoked mussels! This recipe is simple to follow and results in mouthwatering mussels that are perfect for a casual dinner party or a cozy night in. So what are you waiting for? Get started on these smoky delights …

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"Magic" Citrus Israeli Couscous Salad with Asparagus and Cranberries

Easy breezy Israeli-style couscous aka pasta pearls make for a quick great base for any dinner salad including this Israeli couscous recipe for citrus salad. This is a great way to get a healthy and delicious dish on the table for dinner tonight. Couscous whether pearl or grainy is simple and easy to make. But as …

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"True" Southern Style Vegan Collard Greens

Finally a vegan collard greens recipe that rivals the taste of traditional Southern-style collard greens. These greens have that same meaty-like flavor and smokiness thanks to a complex, tasty homemade vegetable stock in which the greens are slowly simmered in with a few ingredients. Whether you're vegan or not this recipe gets it done and …

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"I Could Have Lied" Cuban Black Beans {Instant Pot Recipe}

Cuban black beans are my favorite style of beans to eat. These taste as good as they look and make for a great festive or everyday side dish. The color and deep flavor make these a standout. The instant pot brings a high level of convenience making these an easy recipe to cook. Mood Music …

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"Coming Around Again" Caribbean Pigeon Pea Stew Recipe

This Caribbean inspired comfort and hearty pigeon pea stew has got it all - flavor, nourishment, and good feels! What Are Pigeon Peas? Pigeon peas are a pea native to India and Africa, but probably more commonly used in the Caribbean as the peas travelled with enslaved Africans to different areas of the Caribbean. They …

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