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Quick Buckwheat and Adzuki Bean Stir-Fry

Russia has been in the news lately, and I had buckwheat at home, so I put together a quick and satisfying dinner made of some cooked and sprouted items I

Book Review: Mona Lynch’s Hard Bargains

Jeff Sessions’ career as Attorney General started exactly with what you would expect from him: a revocation of the Obama Administration’s commitment to end reliance on private prisons for domestic

Who Is a “Violent Offender?” Amending Prop. 57 and Other Populist Adventures

In the last couple of years, several people–John Pfaff, Christopher Seeds, yours truly–have commented on an important feature of criminal justice reform: it consistently makes a distinction between “violent” and
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Yemen: Bean Soup

For lots of people, Yemenite cooking is associated with Malawah and Jahnoon, two oily dough pastries eaten with crushed tomatoes and hot sauce, but for me it's always been about the awesome soups.

Sex Offenders Remain Most Reviled Category. Film at 11.

Thousands of people called Simon and Schuster in the last few weeks to ask them to cancel the lucrative book deal they offered self-styled libertarian “bad boy”, Milo Yiannopoulos. That

Iraq: Maklouba

Growing up in Israel, I enjoyed lots of Iraqi food: I especially loved sabich, the special sandwich with fried eggplant and tahini, which is delicious and easy to make. But

Somalia: Cambuulo iyo Maraq

Today we visit Somalia on our tour of banned countries’ cuisines. I learned this satisfying rice and bean dish, which is a great lunch or dinner option, from the wonderful

Sudan: Salaat Jazar

Continuing our banned countries cooking extravaganza, I present a delicious Sudanese salad, salaat jazar. It’s a great illustration of the principle that the whole is bigger than its parts and

Tofu Bacon

For this stormy evening dinner, I’m making a lovely black adzuki bean soup with carrots, beets, beet greens, and celery, and I plan to top it with this easy and

Comfort Quinoa

My favorite meal when sick or upset used to be a simple bowl of rice noodles with some salt and pepper. But I’ve come to say a gentle farewell to