Category Archives: Vegetarian

Vegan chickpeas with veg and pasta. 8/21/20

Each time we make this dinner it is a little different from the last time. This time we added a can of tomatoes with chiles which gave it a nice zing. Sometimes we add fennel instead of celery, this time … Continue reading

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Vegan Asian-inspired cold pasta with crunchy vegetables. 8/19/20

I was looking through recipes trying to find another hot weather dish when I came upon Mark Bittman’s Cold Sesame Noodles with Crunchy Vegetables in NY Times Cooking. Of course the recipe had me making a fancy sauce, using a … Continue reading

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Avocado toast and dinner salad. 8/17/20

Here we are keeping it cool on another hot night. We have the threat of rolling blackouts from our electric company so we are doing our part by turning our thermostat to 79F, keeping our blinds closed, not using the … Continue reading

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Breakfast for Dinner. 8/16/20

As usual we are having breakfast for dinner on Sunday night. John and I go our separate cooking ways with him always making a omelet and me usually making some sort of scrambled eggs. I have been hungry today so … Continue reading

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Grilled portobello burgers with Thai salad. 8/15/20

It was 106F today so there was no cooking in the kitchen. John grilled our mushrooms outside and I seared off some onions and added basil and whole grain mustard to our “burgers” for additional flavor. The salad I made … Continue reading

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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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Thai – Spicy basil eggplant with tofu (vegan) 8/6/20

Since we have been creating our international dishes this week, we have run into quite a backlog of leftovers. I am skipping the Chana dal this week and doing a replay of our chicken chili on Friday before finishing up … Continue reading

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Italian – pasta with mushrooms and broccolini. 8/4/20

I love making pasta with vegetables. It is so simple. You just cook up your onions, garlic, and mushrooms and then when close to when the pasta is done cooking, you add the broccolini. A little olive oil and pasta … Continue reading

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