Category Archives: Recipes

Souffle (with caramelized onions, chard, and asparagus)

Ok it’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted a recipe…It’s been a busy few months and these have been stacking up. In particular, this one is long overdue. It’s got a fair amount of cheese and eggs in it, … Continue reading

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Salad, sweet potato bites and butternut squash puffs 2) soufflé 3) lentil “caviar” on buckwheat scallion blinis with coconut tofu and coconut jerk sauce

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Superbowl Sunday Series

Unlike last year, this year’s superbowl foods edition (my first of 2014…whoops, January was a wee bit busy), isn’t actually superbowly/footbally food. As my husband said in his cute & adoring facebook page, “While I was at a bar watching … Continue reading

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4 lentil daal with star anise: A crock pot recipe

Garam masala with star anise is my new thing, and this ended up being a key flavoring in this daal. Why, not sure–it just adds a different and I think interesting flavor. And since I make garam masala every few … Continue reading

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Spinach cheese bites

I grew up with a version of this recipe. It works with kale & chard too. I just happened to have spinach 1 bunch of fresh spinach 1/2 bunch scallions 1/2 yellow or sweet onion bell pepper optional 1 pita … Continue reading

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Split Pea Falafel v2

I originally started this thinking I’d add sweet potato or acorn squash to the mixture, but they didn’t cook fast enough so I left them out, but I leave you with that idea. 1 cup split peas 1/2 onion 1 … Continue reading

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Cauliflower pizza tarts

I found a recipe for a pizza crust using cauliflower a few months ago and have been experimenting with it ever since. This is also part of my “hidden veggie” series.  Here’s the latest recipe: 1 cauliflower 1 sweet onion … Continue reading

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Squash noodles with tofu peanut sauce and veggies

Who needs pasta when you have a squash? 1/2 butternut squash 1/4 c peanut butter 1 T sesame seeds 1/2 block silken tofu 1 T soy sauce 1 T ginger 1 T rice wine vinegar peanuts to taste 2-3 scallions, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin 4: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

The last. really. This one is a riff off of this recipe from food network.com As always, it’s slightly modified… ingredients 1 C almond flour 1/2 c whole wheat flour 1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour 1 c pumpkin puree … Continue reading

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Pumpkin 3: Pumpkin salad

Yup, still using the pumpkin up. This one has a few steps–all easy. dressing 1/2 block tofu (silken or firm–you’ll be blending it) 1 bunch scallions 1 c arugula (adds a spicy flavor) 1 t soy 1 t garlic 1 … Continue reading

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Pumpkin 2: Pumpkin Coconut soup

Aah yes, more things to do with pumpkin, right? This one came from a local farm. Pumpkin has 2 faces (this is the other side) This is a quick one, once you have a pumpkin or a butternut squash or … Continue reading

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Pumpkin #1: Pumpkin split pea falafels

What do you do with a pumpkin once halloween is over? Cook it duh, right? Well this bad boy yielded 3 recipes. Tonight’s brainchild was pumpkin falafel. 1 c split peas, soaked overnight 1 c pumpkin (pre baked in the … Continue reading

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Apple cake with marscapone frosting

I baked a cute little cake for an officemate’s babyshower last week. I had just gone apple picking with my girl scout troop and had 10 apples in the house, so naturally, it had to be an apple cake. It … Continue reading

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Curried Brussels Sprouts

In my ongoing quest to figure out new things to do with brussels sprouts, I ran with a random idea: semi-indianize them. It means curry powder, cashews, ginger, and turmeric, but not the whole South Indian tempering mustard seed route. … Continue reading

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“Angry” veg chi’kn and “Angry” Brussels Sprouts

This is a two-fer. One marinade, two dishes. Why is it Angry? I don’t know, ask Food & Wine Magazine, where I got the recipe. Its roots are in  a Korean recipe. I didn’t have the Korean chili paste or … Continue reading

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Cauliflower “Mac” & Cheese

Ok so I blog in fits & starts….I’m back! 🙂 This month I’ve been experimenting and have come up with some new, pretty tasty options….the first…cauliflower “Mac” & cheese. It’s “mac” because there’s no macaroni. I started the recipe without the … Continue reading

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Pistachio crusted jerk tofu

Remember my jerk tofu recipe from  few weeks ago? I improved upon it. How? I got an idea from a recipe for pistachio crusted tofu. That one seemed a little too plain jane (and seemed like it wouldn’t have enough … Continue reading

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Olan Kichidi (a hybrid dish)

Last night, after  long night at work, I tried to think up a quick, easy dish. I remembered my cousin making kichidi for her kids in about 20 mins  few months ago. But I also wanted to mix it up … Continue reading

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Popsicle Experiment: Moscato, Ginger beer, and Strawberries

I went wandering today around my neighborhood, under the guise of picking up some last minute things for my trip. I ended up picking up those things (books, travel charger for South Africa’s weird plugs, etc)…and a few other things, … Continue reading

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Split pea falafel/meatless meatballs

This recipe is versatile. I made it intending to make felafal, but didn’t have pita at home. And I was making barbecue sauce for a marinade for kabobs we are making for tomorrow…so I decided to use that with these. … Continue reading

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