Category Archives: Legumes

Leftovers. 8/13/20

Tonight we got around to fixing dinner late and decided to just eat up what was left in the refrigerator. The rice, Chana dal, and tabbouleh made a nice combination and we did not have to heat up the kitchen … 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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Instant Pot split chickpea stew (Chana dal). 8/10/20

Tonight we used the Instant Pot to keep the kitchen cool while we cooked our dinner. I use the recipe for Chana dal from this website. Of course I make my own tweaks to the recipe. We like ours a … Continue reading

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Southwestern – Chicken Chili. 8/5/20

Our next stop in our tour around the culinary world comes from the U.S. Southwest. This easy chicken chili uses a Costco rotisserie chicken* and canned cannellini beans. I used the Neely’s Chicken Chili recipe which you can find at … Continue reading

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Instant Pot pigeon peas ala Chana dal. 7/31/20

When we went to India Bazaar we got a very large bag of dried pigeon peas (toor dal). There are not too many toor dal recipes so we decided to prepare them much the same as we do Chana dal … Continue reading

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Pulled pork tacos with Texas caviar. 7/27/20

This dinner was a reprise of Sunday’s family lunch. Since this pork is a fattier cut than most of “the other white meat,” I had to keep my portion small. I did not fold up my taco but ate it … Continue reading

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Red lentils with kale and mushrooms. 7/20/20

Red lentils are an excellent quick-cook dinner. Cooked along with onions, garlic, ginger and a spice mix of turmeric, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt, the lentils are ready in about 15 minutes after you add either your vegetable or chicken … Continue reading

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Split chickpea stew (Chana Dal). 7/15/20

I know this dinner appears often and that is because of all the dals we make this is our favorite. Tonight it had kale stems cooked with the stew in the Instant Pot and the cut up leaves sauteed in … Continue reading

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Salmon with mango salsa. 7/14/20

First, let me say that we did eat on Monday and I forgot to take a picture! Our son took the day off from work and came over to play tennis and enjoy an al fresco lunch (which was our … Continue reading

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Lentils with veg (optional turkey sausage)

Here the humble brown lentil is our dinner star. They cook in about 20 minutes. The supporting cast is carrot, onion, celery, spinach, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, green onion, and optional turkey sausage.

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