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Peoples’ Choice Cornbread

The blog hiatus is over…I now work normal hours again and have time to do things like cook and write! This week, my husband once again nudged me to enter a cooking contest–this time a really fun neighborhood event–and I … Continue reading

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The Award Winning Moussaka

Thanks to my publicist and sous-chef, aka my husband’s encouragement and assistance, I entered a cooking contest the other day, and I was crowned the best home cook in DC yesterday (thanks CookNook!). I’ll share the recipe here, but first … Continue reading

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Moroccan Lemon, Olive, and Cinnamon Chick’n 

This  recipe was inspired by a recipe on epicurious and is part of an effort to turn expand our palates and adapt meat recipes that my husband might like into vegetarian ones.     Ingredients: 1 onion 1/4 preserved lemon (original … Continue reading

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Edamame burgers

I received this recipe from Cooking.com in my inbox and thought “hey I have all of the ingredients!” It seems like a lot of stuff but you probably have a lot of it.  And then as I got to cooking, I did … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Moussaka

This is a modified version of the recipe found in Carla Hall’s book, “Carla’s Comfort Foods”, which itself is a modification of another recipe. My changes: Using soy (aka “groundless groundbeef”) and seitan (Field roast sausage-style links) instead of bulgar … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Thai Curry Soup

This recipe was on our mega Thanksgiving menu. My parents hosted 23 this year…and so I made a triple batch to serve everyone. I’ll just give you the recipe for a single batch though. My inspirations were these: http://cookieandkate.com/2014/thai-curried-butternut-squash-soup/ and http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/thai-red-curry-squash-soup The … Continue reading

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Pumpkinfest2: Pumpkin & Faro

Next up in line was the red kuri squash I bought, which was supposed to have a sweet flesh and taste kind of like a pie pumpkin. It was big enough to make 2 dishes–a pie (next up in the … Continue reading

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Pumpkinfest 1: Squash Tart with cornmeal/almond crust

It’s October and pumpkins and squashes are everywhere, so pumpkin & family recipes are on the menu, too. (When did pumpkins go from cool things to carve to “the” thing you must display and cook with all fall/winter long? They … Continue reading

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Neyyappam Muffins (brown butter coconut & cardamom muffins)

The other day, when my aunt asked me if I was planning to make Neyyappam this weekend, she sparked a new recipe–reinventing tradition, as I like to call it.  Neyyappam is a dessert that Tamilian/Keralan families make for a festival … Continue reading

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Arugula Pesto Pizza

For the bday dinner, we talked about going out for pizza, but when I found out they weren’t going to be available until 9 or 9:30 pm, I decided to make pizzas instead. This one was the favorite. The Crust … Continue reading

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Chik’n & Jungle Garden Veggie Saltimbocca

Our garden is going gangbusters. When I went the other day, the tomato plants were out of control, as was the basil and parsley. And there were 4 beautiful long eggplants. So I needed to make something with this stuff. … Continue reading

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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 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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