Category Archives: Legumes

Red lentil sundae. 7/9/21

I know it is hardly the sundae you were looking for but this is a delicious vegetarian (or vegan minus the yogurt) dish that is super healthy, tasty, and pretty to look at. I first had this red lentil stew … Continue reading

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Grilling on the Fourth. 7/4/21

Happy Fourth of July! We took advantage of a beautiful day here in Northern California grilling our dinner and eating al fresco. Because we like to eat volume so we used our one roll to support two different burgers. This … Continue reading

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Penne and chickpeas with greens and mozzarella. 6/30/21

Since I do not eat much cheese, this recipe is a real treat for me. Of course, if you are eating strictly vegan you should omit the mozzarella pearls (a product by Bel Gioso that I found at WalMart.) The … Continue reading

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Kale and white bean stew. 6/22/21

The original recipe for kale and white bean stew is from Food and Wine magazine. I was going to make it vegetarian/vegan but after conferring with John we decided it was going to need some sausage. We opted for 4 … Continue reading

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Red lentils Afghani style

On Friday we used Tuscan kale grown by our daughter in the community garden as a base for our delicious Afghani red lentils. This simple and homey dish cooks in about 15 minutes and is tasty and nutritious. I garnished … Continue reading

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Fish tacos, spicy black beans, watermelon salad. 6/1/21

For Taco Tuesday John pan-roasted some Pacific cod with a dusting of spices, we heated up a can of black beans with some spicy salsa, and I cut up a mango and made a watermelon, mint, cucumber, red onion, and … Continue reading

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Chana dal two ways. 5/28, 29/21

We made Chana dal (dried chickpea stew) on Friday and then had it for leftovers on Saturday. On Friday we ate it on top of raw kale and rice with a garnish of mango salsa, cilantro, and sriracha. On Saturday … Continue reading

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Pasta with greens, mozzarella, and chickpeas. 5/26/21

When I came across the recipe for this pasta it sounded like something we would really like. What I really did not like was the amount of oil in the recipe so I worked on slimming that down. I have … Continue reading

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Spicy black bean cakes with roasted veg. 5/24/21

This was a new recipe for us on Meatless Monday. I have adapted the recipe and added our tweaks below. John and I have never made a veggie patty before and we were pleased with how they came out. Usually … Continue reading

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Spicy Ethiopian red lentil stew. 5/23/21

When I am making a recipe for the first time I try to stick pretty close to the original recipe before putting my own spin on it. Making Saturday‚Äôs red lentil stew, I knew I would need to make at … Continue reading

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