Category Archives: Recipes

Sea bass with chickpea purée and parsley sauce. 5/19/20

This dish turned out looking a little garish what with the bright oranges and greens but it was quite delicious—a lot of work for the person dealing with the vegetables, though. And that was me! The original recipe is from … Continue reading

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Instant Pot biryani with shrimp. 5/4/20

Since making shrimp in the Instant Pot under pressure is a no-go due to the shrimp being too delicate and becoming overcooked, I adapted a recipe to make the rice in the I.P. and the shrimp in a sauté pan. First … Continue reading

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Shrimp with roasted vegetables. 5/2/20

To wind up this week we made sautéed shrimp served with a sheet pan of roasted potatoes, cabbage, carrots, celery, onions, and mushrooms. All this was served with a Dijon mustard sauce. In addition to being super easy with no … Continue reading

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Pad Thai with tofu. 4/30/20

Note: This is a vegan or vegetarian entree if you use a substitute for fish sauce. Pad Thai takes quite a bit of prep but once you have finished the chopping up the cooking takes almost no time at all. … 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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Chana Dal with zucchini and cabbage. 4/21/20

Chana dal is made with dried split chickpea in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. I do not know which of my dals I like better Chana dal or Afghani dal. They are both delicious. Chana dal is a little … Continue reading

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Tired veggies soup. 4/20/20

This is a super simple delicious vegan soup you can make out of bits and pieces of vegetables in your refrigerator. Ingredients: Half of an onion, roughly chopped Clove of garlic, smashed 1 medium to large waxy potato, chopped Half … Continue reading

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🥬 Goodness in a bowl, chickpea stew. 3/25/20

Vegetarian or vegan, this chickpea stew is the epitome of goodness in a bowl. Healthy and filling but also quick, easy, and economical, it is the perfect shelter-in-place kind of meal. My original recipe came from Melissa Clark of the … Continue reading

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🥬 Not salad for lunch. 3/25/20

I am not a big fan of salad. It is a pain in the neck to construct and then you have to make salad dressing to have it be palatable. I much prefer my salad in its heated version – … Continue reading

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🥬 Spaghetti alla puttanesca 3/12/20

Spaghetti alla puttanesca or spaghetti in the style of the prostitute is from the Campania region of Italy. The biggest city in the region is Naples, home to pizza, and a place which we were planning to visit towards the … Continue reading

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