Black Bean Salad

Mildly zippy and anti-inflammatory. Chili powder, which adds the “zip” to this Mexican-influenced black bean salad, is usually a combination of multiple ingredients, including oregano, garlic, onion, cumin, various ground, dried chile peppers and often allspice or paprika. The “heat” comes from a phytochemical family called the capsaicinoids (usually referred to as “capsaicin”), which have … Read more

September Seafood Stew

A Thai-influenced mix, with touches of the late-summer garden. The last-minute addition of fresh, juicy, large tomatoes to this recipe lends a touch of late-summer to a stew whose other influences come from across the globe. Add to this the influence of anti-inflammatory turmeric and other curry spices, as well as the nutritional power of Tuscan kale, … Read more