Category Archives: Recipes

homemade barbeque sauce

This is my adaptation of the Culinary Institute’s BBQ sauce recipe, which as you will see I use for several things–part of a kabob marinade, just slathered on roasted veggies, and as an accompaniment to my split pea “meatballs”. Ingredients … Continue reading

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Homemade Granola

I never realized it was so easy. I guess I never thought about it. But it is simple. With one wee little caution–don’t let it burn. Mine was just about golden, I thought “i’ll leave it a minute or two”…and … Continue reading

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Crockpot squash and lentil stew

This started out as the moosewood recipe…but then it required some substitutions… Equipment: Crock pot Ingredients 1 butternut squash pre baked (ie: roast in the oven/toaster oven until semi-soft. 1/2 hour) 2 ears of corn 1/4 cup lentils 1 onion … Continue reading

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Oat-Rye bread

So how did last week’s recipes turn out? Overall, I’d give it a B. Some were really good (this one, for example). And my version of the daal and veggie stew were pretty good. The sweet potato pizza could have … Continue reading

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Homemade Vegetarian Marshmallows!

I did and made a lot of things today, but my personal crowning achievement: making homemade vegetarian marshmallows! Not sure why I find this so exciting–perhaps because the store bought vegetarian ones aren’t quite right (good enough for s’mores, but … Continue reading

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Low Iodine challenge, year 2…menu plan

It’s time for my one-year/year and a half follow up scan…which means for the next 3 weeks I’ll be eating a low-iodine diet. Exciting? No, but like last year, I take it as a challenge to find things to eat … Continue reading

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Kale-jerk tofu enchilladas

Really, you ask? that sounds kind of random. And perhaps it is. But it’s what I had in the fridge!  It was inspired by a fellow blogger’s recipe for a kale/sweet potato tortilla casserole. We still have a mega ton … Continue reading

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Jerk tofu

This is probably one of the most flavorful tofu marinades I’ve discovered–the tofu really soaks up the flavor. I merged a few recipes…one here on Meatless Monday and  a moosewood recipe Ingredients (I halved the original recipe the first few … Continue reading

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The mattar paneer challenge

Yesterday, a friend gave a beautiful dance performance. To help out, friends from our class made the dinner that followed the performance. I volunteered–to make a dish for 80. Now I know lots of aunties do this all the time, … Continue reading

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Kale “ceasar” salad

This was an experiment on my husband and neighbors. Hubby bought a rather LARGE bag of kale. What to do with it? I made spinach with it (using the kale instead of spinach), I made baked kale, braised kale…and this. … Continue reading

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Cabbage Ginger Salad v2

Last year we went to a great Burmese restaurant (Mandalay) in Silver Spring. We loved the cabbage ginger salad and I came home wanting to figure out how to make it. The New York Times and this blog had a … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash & Ricotta Crostini

The third of the birthday boy recipes… Original recipe here. My modifications: Added a pesto, cut out the olive oil. 2 loves french bread 1 butternut squash sage, basil a handful of arugula 4 cloves garlic 2 oz walnuts or … Continue reading

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Salty, Sweet & Spicy Mixed Nuts

to serve a crowd. original recipe here. My modifications (different nuts, different herbs, different spice) ingredients 2 packages mixed nuts (i bought a version with no peanuts) 1/4 cup maple syrup 5-10 leaves of basil, sage, rosemary (it’s what I … Continue reading

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Birthday Boy Chocolate Cake Pops (in Salted Caramel and Peanut Butter)

Birthday cakes are an elaborate affair in my house–the last few years they have involved dark chocolate, marscapone, pistachios, and ganache. YUM. but have done it to many times. So this year….I went with cake pops. I was inspired by … Continue reading

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Waffles that can keep a secret

We were visiting Tampa, where my sister in law and her family live and where we coincidentally had a wedding to attend. Bonus! This am I decided to entertain my cutie pettutie niece, Chipmunk, by having her be my sous … Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Carrots with tahini-sriracha sauce

This recipe is somewhat random…and yet it somehow works. I thought it was pretty tasty. More carrots were bought this week. Along with a butternuts squash and some golden beets….necessitating more roasting. The idea for this came from a recipe … Continue reading

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Lentil Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Last week the Washington Post had some great veggie recipes…this is a modification of one of them the BGR veggie burger.  BGR makes a pretty good veggie burger. I modified the recipe because I wanted to make it a tad … Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with cashews and caramelized onions

I can’t say I am a brussels sprouts lover. But recently, I’ve tried braising and roasting them, mixing them with other ingredients…and I really do like them.  The braised version caramelizes them (you do this by placing brussels sprouts halves … Continue reading

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Beet salad stacks (Roasted beets with Parmesan, pistachio, arugula & carrots)

Snowday post 2: Along with carrots, husband brought home a bunch of red beets as well. Since I was already roasting things, I roasted these as well…and then built a tasty salad out of them…using the previous spicy sweet carrots … Continue reading

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Spicy Sweet Carrots

No snow around here (booh), but a snow day…a good time to post a backlog of recipes! My husband brought a bunch of beautiful multicolored carrots home on Sunday…so it was time to find some good things to do with … Continue reading

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