Tag Archives: vegetarian

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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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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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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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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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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Sriracha and Wasabi Deviled Eggs

I saw this recipe, and wanted to try it but thought it was a little much…(soaking in soy?). Maybe next time. For this purpose, I simplified. We also went back and forth about whether people eat deviled eggs…they did. they … 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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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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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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Poached egg on mushrooms and toast

This was inspired by an item I saw on a menu. I thought “I can do that”…and so for brunch yesterday, I did! Everyone (our friend, my husband, and me) seemed to like it. Ingredient (serves 3) 1 package mixed … Continue reading

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Fatoosh Salad

Here’s an easy twist on a Mediterranean Fatoosh Salad. We didn’t have some of the ingredients that the recipe called for, but had some other things laying around….so I reinvented the recipe. Ingredients 1 Green Onion 1 yellow bell pepper … Continue reading

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