Category Archives: Grains

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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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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