Category Archives: Vegetarian

Shredded tofu with shiitake mushrooms. 6/12/20

This is a recipe by Melissa Clark NYTimes Cooking. If you have a subscription to the site you can find the recipe here https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017765-shredded-tofu-and-shiitake-stir-fry?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share The dish came out a little dry. We definitely could have used more sauce. I like … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccoli and mushrooms. 6/6/20

While the water was heating up I cooked the mushrooms until they were browned and then added some garlic and onion to the sauté. When the onions had softened I turned the flame to low and waited until the pasta … Continue reading

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Red lentils with brown rice. 6/5/20

I love this combination of red lentils, onion, garlic, ginger, and spices cooked together in a vegetable stock. I found the recipe on an Afghani site and tweaked it to make it my own. John sautéed the onions and spices … Continue reading

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Vegan creamy broccoli soup and tuna salad. 6/4/20

It was hot again tonight and none of my choices from this week’s menu seemed good for preparing in a hot kitchen. I had whipped up some creamy broccoli soup last week and decided on that for dinner along with tuna … Continue reading

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Chickpea, vegetable, and pasta stew. 5/30/20

We have not made chickpea stew in a while and I forget how wonderful all the vegetables look and taste in the bowl. And then, there they are with all their beautiful colors and textures. The combination of the vegetables, … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Palak Dal. 5/25/20

Our son has been encouraging us to try this dal (lentil) dish that he makes at home. The recipe he sent me Lentils with Spinach or Palak Dal was from America’s Test Kitchen and like many of their recipes had … Continue reading

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Penne with broccolini and mushrooms. 5/23/20

If you are like me and trying to cut back on carbs or calories, you are probably trying to eat a smaller portion of pasta. It is sad I know to see that wee amount in your bowl. I make … Continue reading

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Two light choices for Memorial Day grilling. 5/21/20

Here are a couple of dinners we have made over the last couple of days. They would be the perfect light dishes for Memorial Day grilling. Portobello mushroom burger with cole slaw and Texas caviar The marinated and grilled mushroom … Continue reading

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Busy cooking days! 5/10 and 5/11/20

First I made some soup, lentil and vegetables. Why? Mostly because I had collard greens that were on their last legs in the crisper. I made it my usual way—sauté onions and garlic, add the celery and carrots, then the … Continue reading

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Split chickpeas with spinach and basmati rice. 5/9/20

It looks as though I was trying to match the split chickpeas to the rice! Good job, me! I guess what happened is that both recipes included turmeric. I made the split chickpeas (Chana dal) in the Instant Pot and … Continue reading

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