Category Archives: Vegetarian

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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Orecchiette with broccolini and mushrooms. 11/29/21 (Day 59 Getting Back to Goal)

I am about to give up on these whole grain orecchiette imported from Italy that I bought through Amazon. There are no directions on how long to cook them and even at 16 minutes they still seemed doughy! Anyway, here … Continue reading

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Chana dal with egg. 11/28/21

Day 60. Today was the first day of eating right again. I have decided that it will take me 60 days to get back to where I want to be weight-wise. John is on my team and my best friend … Continue reading

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Instant Pot – Split chickpea stew with mixed greens. 11/27/21

Time to get back to normal eating! If you are like me you probably overdid it a bit on Thanksgiving and the leftovers day. My scale is not happy and neither am I. What could be a better mind and … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with pesto 11/22/21

A couple of months ago I made a bunch of pesto out of backyard basil and parsley, olive oil, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese. It is simple enough to make, just pop all the ingredients except for the olive oil … Continue reading

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Vegan! Ethiopian spicy red lentils plus Ethiopian cabbage, potatoes, and carrots (atakilt wat). 11/22/21

Our family loves the food at Zeni’s, an Ethiopian restaurant in San Jose, but it is kind of a schlep to go there and, of course, pandemic. So every once in a while John and I try to make a … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with mushrooms and homegrown kale. 11/17/21

I decided that today is the day that I should pull out my two kale plants and use the leaves for dinner. My plants have never amounted to much since our back patio gets almost zero sun. I cannot even … Continue reading

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