Category Archives: Grains

New vegan recipe! Chana Dal with brown rice, tabbouleh, and pita

New recipe tonight! Chana dal is a stew made from split chickpeas seasoned with cumin seeds, chili powder, turmeric, and tomatoes. This is a snap to make with your Instant Pot. I found this super easy recipe at Piping Pot … Continue reading

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Sweet Italian sausage with polenta and salad. 5/30/19

I started out by cutting the onions and bell peppers for tonight’s dinner plus enough for use in the fajitas we are having tomorrow night – two birds with one stone! Next I prepared the vegetables for the salad. I … Continue reading

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Sausage with peppers and onions on polenta. 3/19/19

Today is not all about baking (see my other post, Nana Banana Cake) we also need to eat dinner! While John is taking lead on the dinner making the sausage and polenta, I have a supporting role in the onions, … Continue reading

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Ides of March vegan fare. 3/15/19

Our daughter suggested I should carry on our silly themes by making an Ides of March Caesar salad and stick a knife in it. Pretty literal, I would say. I should have thought of these obscure not-quite-holidays when I was … Continue reading

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Barley risotto with mushrooms and carrots. 2/17/19

This is supposed to turn out like a creamy, tasty risotto except it doesn’t.  It is more like a tasteless bunch of barley. I had great hopes for it. But if you really love barley then it is for you. … Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala. 12/3/18

I was thinking about something a little different for our Chicken Monday and came up with Chicken Marsala. John and I made a quick trip to the grocery store and bought some boneless chicken thighs and mushrooms. First John takes … Continue reading

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Mushroom farrotto 10/10/18

In farro with mushrooms the farro is taking the place of rice which would have made this dish mushroom risotto. Farro is a tasty grain and kind of looks like brown rice’s big brother with a nuttier flavor and a … Continue reading

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