Category Archives: Legumes

Turkey enchiladas with spicy beans. 1/14/23

The plan originally was to make chicken enchiladas. I thought I had two packs of rotisserie chicken in the freezer but I did not. While pulling out everything in the freezer looking for the chicken we came across two frozen … Continue reading

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Salmon bowl. 1/9/23

This is a family favorite but to be honest I am getting tired of all these bowls. I am sure that especially our daughter is not going to be happy about that! Last night all I could think of is … Continue reading

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Chickpeas with ditalini and vegetables 1/7/23

Here’s a big pot of goodness burbling away on my stove top. The main components are chickpeas, some sort of small pasta, and vegetable or chicken stock. After that, use what you have vegetable-wise. I used onions, garlic, zucchini, carrots, … Continue reading

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Vegan Afghani style lentils with rice and kale 1/3/23

Quick-cooking red lentils form the base for this dinner entree. It is spiced up with garlic, onion, ginger, cumin seed, turmeric, and cayenne. First you cook up the spices in a little oil, then add the garlic, onion, and ginger … Continue reading

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Asian tofu bowl. 12/21/22

This is my favorite bowl of the three we make. And it is probably the easiest. We get very firm tofu that gets marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic powders and then everything else (except for the … Continue reading

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Vegan lentil stew. 12/19/22

Usually when we make a lentil stew we add turkey sausage but I felt a totally vegan dish would suit me better. I started by sautéing the mushrooms and onions in a little olive oil. After they were softened I … Continue reading

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Breakfast for dinner. 12/18/22

As I am easing my way back into eating after being sick, eggs seem like a good choice plus they are our usual Sunday night dinner. I toasted a piece of rye bread and set a chickpea patty on top … Continue reading

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Afghani dal with rice and kale. 12/13/22

Dal are lentils and the type of lentils you use in this recipe are red lentils. Red lentils are actually coral colored and they turn yellow when you cook them. They tend to break down a bit which gives this … Continue reading

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Big veg bowl 12/11/22

Tonight I took the leftover edamame and cabbage and stretched those with onions, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, and celery to make a big vegetable bowl. Keeping with the theme of all-veg I set those stir fried vegetables on top of cauliflower … Continue reading

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Salmon bowl. 12/10/22

I have been having some trouble with a painful knee. It is obviously arthritis brought on by years of running, hiking, and playing tennis and mostly because as you get older your joints start to wear out. In order to … Continue reading

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