Spicy Aztec Chocolate Brownie Cake

Spicy Aztec Chocolate Brownies by The Graceful Kitchen

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Churban: Sweet & Spicy Meat Sauce (Plus a Vegan Alternative)

ChurbanGet ready for a dish that’s so easy to make, it’s going to make [insert-your-most-easily-done-activity] look difficult. I’m serious. It’s one of those things that belongs in the arsenal of secrets that super-moms keep. It’s delicious, satisfies both grownups and kids, nutritious, and is ready within minutes. Did I mention it’s really, really, really easy to make? Continue reading

Lentil Tahini Curry

This is one of those recipes that are born out of necessity. After this September, I decided I need to really ease down on my meat consumption. For those of you unfamiliar with Jewsih holidays, they can all be summed up as something along the lines of “They tried to kill us. They didn’t succeed. Let’s eat.”

But really. Soooo much food. And September is loaded with four back-to-back holidays, so there wasn’t even a break in between. Think along the lines of Thanksgiving that lasts three weeks. Yeah. Too much food.

SO I resorted to eating salads, but we were in the East Coast visiting Mr. Graceful’s family, and whaddaya know? Autumn there is actually cold! This meant that after a few days of salads, I needed something to warm me up. Preferably something that can be made very spicy. Continue reading