Category Archives: Grains

Seared scallops with asparagus and rice mix 5/15/21

Saturday night is usually Leftovers For Dinner (LFD) but the only leftovers we had were some rice and some farro. So I mixed those together and added asparagus as our vegetable and scallops for the protein. John always does a … Continue reading

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Farro and mushroom stuffed peppers. 5/7/21

John and I kind of invented this dinner on the fly when we were thinking about our weekly menu. We talked about wanting to use tofu and farro and decided that a stuffed pepper would be a way to combine … Continue reading

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Cabbage, mushroom, and egg frittata BFD. 4/11/21

Tonight’s Breakfast For Dinner (BFD) was actually more like dinner than breakfast. I needed to use a piece of a cabbage and entered “egg cabbage” into Google. What I got among other things was a recipe from the Egg Board … Continue reading

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Farro vegetable bowl with nuoc cham 4/9/21

After the heft of our dining-out experience on Thursday we decided on much lighter fare for Friday. Baking the farro in a 9 x 9 inch glass baking dish is a simple but delicious way to cook farro. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Oven … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Pulao (Dalia Pulao) 12/11/20

Cracked wheat is like the bulgur you use for tabbouleh. This is a new recipe and one that we will not be making again. You are supposed to put everything in the Instant Pot and cook it for 5 minutes … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern vegan dinner. 11/4/20

We are still watching the returns drip in from the U.S. election. There is no clear winner yet although Biden looks more promising (in a lot of ways) than Trump. It is important that every vote be counted so it … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Delight (vegan). 9/26/20

Although the parsley-forward Lebanese tabbouleh is quite a lot of work, the hummus, salad mix, olives, and pepperoncini are all ready-made. I got my recipe from NY Times Cooking which is behind a paywall but it easy to find other … Continue reading

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Cool Mediterranean plate for hot nights. 8/12/20

Our Mediterranean dinner tonight was a combination of store bought and homemade components. I made the tabbouleh but just assembled the rest. This is a Lebanese style tabbouleh with the emphasis on parsley rather than the bulgur. Using a food … Continue reading

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Hummus, tabbouleh, and golden beets. 6/27/20

To finish off our vegetarian/vegan week I made a great dinner for a hot night, hummus with tabbouleh and golden beets.  I bought prepared hummus, roasted the golden beets in the morning, and made a Lebanese tabbouleh which is heavy … Continue reading

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Vegetarian/vegan chili. 4/25/20

I am always on the lookout for a good vegetarian chili recipe.  The mushrooms give this chili umami and texture and the bulgur thickens it up. We ended up using salsa verde because we did not have any cilantro and … Continue reading

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