Category Archives: Vegan

Split chickpea stew (Chana dal) with rice and kale 7/22/21

This is another lesson in how to stretch your dinner intake. Along with cooking the chickpeas in the Instant Pot I also added the stems from the kale. John made some rice and I combined my half cup of white … Continue reading

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Vegan pasta puttanesca with mushrooms and kale. 7/20/21

I have various tricks for making my pasta seem like more than it is. What I would really like is to eat half a pound of pasta at a time but I know that is not in the cards if … Continue reading

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Orrechiette with mushrooms and broccoli. 7/14/21

Woo hoo, pasta twice in one week!! We were scheduled for salmon on Wednesday but changed direction when we found out that our restaurant dinner on Thursday would feature salmon. Making pasta was a simple solution since I had all … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with pesto and salad. 7/12/21

As a first course on Monday we started out with a tossed green salad with lots of extras. Mushrooms, carrots, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, and some spicy pepperoncini gave interest and texture to the salad. John complimented me on the salad … Continue reading

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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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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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Chana dal with rice mix and greens. 6/25/21

Dal is a term originating in India for dried split pulses such as lentils, peas and beans that do not require soaking before cooking. Chana refers to a certain chickpea that is smaller than the typical chickpea. So Chana dal … Continue reading

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Penne with asparagus and mushrooms and an unusual first course. 6/23/21

Almost every night we have popcorn hour. Popcorn hour used to be cocktail time but in our pursuit of better, healthier eating we have forsaken the drinks part of the ritual. On Wednesday, though, we passed up the popcorn for … 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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Penne with mushrooms and kale. 6/10/21

I love Pasta Wednesday! And I can probably spin out a different variety of pasta, mushrooms and vegetable indefinitely! John and I have really grown to prefer the taste of whole grain pasta (Barilla) and it is better for us, … Continue reading

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