Category Archives: Grains

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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🍤 Shrimp and Grits with Asparagus 3/7/20

I looked back through my posts and found that we had not made shrimp and grits since 2016. I guess somehow it fell out of favor. It was delicious with the perfectly seared shrimp (by John) and creamy polenta (also … Continue reading

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🥬 Farro with mushroom and leeks. 2/28/20

Tonight we try a new recipe, farro with mushroom and leeks (other major players include yogurt, chives, and dill). After sautéing the mushrooms and leeks, John pops them in a low oven to keep them warm while cooking the farro. … Continue reading

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🦃 Peppers stuffed with ground turkey and farro. 12/11/19

Inspired by a blog post by Cooking Without Limits for stuffed peppers, I decided to try making some myself. John was busy installing a new modem and router so I had to come up with a recipe on my own. … Continue reading

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Great tabbouleh and more! 8/14/19

I get a lot of accolades from the family when I make this parsley-forward tabbouleh based on a recipe for a Lebanese Tabbouleh from NYTimes Cooking. For tonight’s version, here is the recipe: Lemony Parsley Tabbouleh 1/2 cup bulgur wheat … Continue reading

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Grilling and chilling

Here in Northern California our weather runs in 3 to 4 day cycles. We will have a few days of glorious weather with highs in the upper 70’s and lows in the upper 50’s and then a heating trend where … Continue reading

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