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An identity crisis

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How many foods can inspire a passionate backyard barbeque or dinner table debate over whether they should be labelled a grain, vegetable, or fruit?

Corn is one of those ingredients you don’t find on a lot of five star restaurant’s menus. After all, what customer will pay top dollar for something they can get out of a can or find on a buffet line.  It’s a shame, because the sweetness of fresh corn really complements spicy dishes, like this take on a Cajun dish – Blackened Salmon with Sausage Maque Choux (pronounced “mock shoo”).

Oh, and if you haven’t Google’d it already, the answer is all three.

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Not as nutty as you might think

When I want a creamy but dairy-free pasta sauce, I usually cheat and stir in vegan cream cheese or sour cream depending on the flavor I’m going for.  I’ve avoided nut-based sauces out of fear you might be able to taste the nuttiness, so I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted this before putting it on the pasta.  You couldn’t taste the nuts at all.

Blackened Shrimp and Andouille Pasta with Faux Alfredo

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