Category Archives: Legumes

Ethiopian dinner. 10/23/20

One of our favorite restaurants, Zeni’s, is out of our reach now so we decided to try our hands at making Ethiopian food. On the menu to night is Yemisir wot (spiced lentils) and atakilt wat (cabbage, carrots, and potatoes … Continue reading

Posted in Kitchen tips, Legumes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged | Leave a comment

Chicken enchiladas, rice, beans. 10/21/20

Tired of taco night? Of course not! But here is an easy Mexican change-up. Tonight we made chicken enchiladas, tomato-y rice, and spicy black beans. To make things really easy I used precooked chicken breast strips that I shredded (a … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Legumes, Mexican, Poultry, rice, Vegetables | Tagged | Leave a comment

LFD – Dal soup, hummus, and pita. 10/17/20

Leftovers For Dinner are on the menu tonight. I am taking the Afghani dal from Tuesday and adding some additional stock along with spinach and tomatoes and making a red lentil soup. With the soup we are having hummus with pita and … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Kitchen tips, leftovers, Legumes, Middle Eastern, soup, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Shrimp tostadas. 10/16/20

We originally decided to have shrimp tacos because I had bought a mango that now felt ripe and did not want to waste it. When I made the salsa, though, the mango turned out to be not ripe but green … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Kitchen tips, Legumes, Mexican, pescatarian, rice, Shellfish, Vegetables | Tagged | Leave a comment

Red lentils, rice, and crispy kale. 10/13/20

The red lentil part of tonight’s dinner is also called Afghani dal. Here is the recipe for it. It is easy, quick cooking and tastes wonderful. Red lentils are actually coral colored and turn yellow when you cook them. You … Continue reading

Posted in Afghan, Easy, Healthy tips, Kitchen tips, Legumes, Recipes, rice, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Introducing Saturday’s LFD. 10/10/20

Saturday’s LFD (Lunch or Leftovers For Dinner)  is the companion to Sunday’s BFD (Breakfast For Dinner.) For me, these two dinners are a wind down from a busy cooking week and the perfect solution for these pandemic times when you … Continue reading

Posted in American, Easy, Eggs, leftovers, Legumes, soup, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Vegan Chana dal with kale. 10/6/20

Chana dal is an Indian dish using split dried chickpeas cooked in your Instant Pot. Once you have your ingredients prepped the whole dish comes together quickly. Cooking time is 15 minutes under pressure and a 10 minute cool down … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Indian, Instant Pot, Legumes, Recipes, rice, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Vegan/vegetarian chili. 10/2-3/20

Unfortunately this chili looks better than it tastes. I tried a new recipe and the spices turned out gritty. The instructions had me putting them in too late in the cooking. They needed to be added with the oil towards … Continue reading

Posted in American, Legumes, Mexican, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tuna and white bean gratin. 9/30/20

Another new dinner entree tonight. This is a mixture of canned tuna, white beans, refried beans, garlic, Gruyere, and panko breadcrumbs. The original recipe calls for cream and milk and for purée-ing the beans. We were able to get by … Continue reading

Posted in American, Fish, Legumes, pescatarian, Vegetables | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Chickpeas with ditalini and greens (vegan). 9/25/20

This stew/soup is a lot like the vegan vegetable soup I had for dinner a few days ago. Instead of kale I used a pre-washed combo of spinach and arugula and rather than potatoes the starch in this dish was … Continue reading

Posted in American, Easy, Kitchen tips, Legumes, Pasta, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , | Leave a comment