Category Archives: Vegan

Farro bowl with Brussels sprouts and eggplant. 1/11/22

The dish I made is an adaptation of a NY Times Cooking recipe, Quinoa bowl with crispy Brussels sprouts and eggplant. https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020741-quinoa-bowl-with-crispy-brussels-sprouts-eggplant-and-tahini?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share. I changed the grain to farro and eliminated the tahini sauce replacing it with a yogurt based sauce. … Continue reading

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Toor dal (pigeon peas with tomato and spices). 1/9/22

A while ago John and I went to the Indian grocery and bought big bags of Chana dal and Toor dal. Chana dal is dried split chickpeas and Toor dal is dried pigeon peas. We have had a lot of … Continue reading

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Carba-nada fettuccine with mushrooms and kale. 1/5/22

I am so loving this carba-nada pasta. We have been eating the fusilli and have now tried the fettuccine. It cooks in about three minutes and you can have quite a bit since it has lower calories and carbs. In … Continue reading

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Vegan! Pasta with onions, mushrooms, and broccolini. 12/29/21

For our usual Wednesday night meal we had fusilli with onions, garlic, mushrooms, oregano, and broccolini. We used salted water to cook the pasta and reserved about a cup of the water to make a sauce. While the pasta was … Continue reading

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Vegan! Lentils with kale and roasted vegetables. 2/28/21

Doesn’t that look good!? Our vegan dinner tonight consisted of lentils simmered with garlic and onions with a bay leaf. While the lentils were cooking I made up two sheet pans. One consisted of potatoes and butternut squash which I … Continue reading

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Gingery red lentils over kale and rice. 12/22/21

We made a double recipe of this delicious lentil dish on Wednesday. It made enough to amply serve the three of us plus there is plenty leftover for lunches. I served it over a white rice and cauliflower rice 50/50 … Continue reading

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Chana masala (chickpeas with tomatoes and spices) 12/14/21

First time making this recipe and like many first time tries it was good but needs some future tweaks to make it better. The spice mixture and the herb mixture need to be amplified. I think cumin seeds need to … Continue reading

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Vegetable stir-fry with chickpeas over rice. 12/12/21

I had some leftover dressing and cabbage from Saturday’s salmon bowl and decided it would probably make a good seasoning for a vegetable stir-fry. And it was! Since cutting up all the veg right before dinner always seems onerous, I … Continue reading

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Fusilli with cannellini beans, mushrooms, broccoli. 12/11/21

Oh no, the chicken did not thaw!! Chicken parmesan is definitely not happening tonight. Quickly we came up with a Plan B. I had used some cannellini beans in my lunch salad so they were at the ready, the refrigerator … Continue reading

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Gingery red lentils with kale and rice. 12/9/21

After a totally indulgent birthday dinner on Wednesday, it was good to come home and make a delicious, healthy vegan/vegetarian lentil and kale dish over cauliflower or regular rice. (Vegan preparation omit the yogurt on top.) Here is the recipe … Continue reading

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