Tag Archives: cucumbers

The pasta dinner that wasn’t. 9/19/18

John goes into the office today which always means a larger lunch than usual. I go out to lunch with my daughter which also means a larger lunch than usual. These two events have an impact on dinner tonight. After … Continue reading

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Vega/Vege Afghani dahl with spinach salad. 9/11/18

Note: This simple dinner is vegan when omitting the yogurt and feta. After our Sephardic extravaganza on Monday it is time to get back to something simpler. I cannot stress enough how delicious this Afghani preparation of lentils is. It … Continue reading

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Harissa Chicken Thighs with Shallots. 9/9/18

We are having dinner mid-afternoon today since we are going to our son’s concert later. He is a beat boxer/bass in an a capella rock/funk band. We decide to try something new, a braised chicken dish with Mediterranean flavors. The sauce … Continue reading

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Busy person’s chicken dinner. 8/14/18

This is hardly a cooking post but sometimes when you are busy buying a prepared chicken and making a quick side is the best you can do. This turns out to be a very eensy chicken. Look at the size … Continue reading

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NEW! Mujaddara with spiced yogurt. 8/10/18

I am always on the lookout for a new vegetarian recipe. Interestingly almost all of my vegetarian repertoire is ethnically inspired. I guess it is not surprising that in the U.S. with vast amounts of grazing land for cattle and … Continue reading

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Mediterranean vegan/vegetarian dinner. 8/8/18

Today John is at the office working so dinner is in my hands. No surprise that it is meatless!  Dinner tonight consists of Lebanese tabbouleh and chickpeas with olive oil and cracked juniper berries on mixed greens plus a tomato … Continue reading

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NEW! Vietnamese flank steak with cucumber salad and rice 8/7/18

I saw this recipe on NYTimes Cooking and thought I would give it a try or, rather, I thought I would encourage John to give it a try. Luckily John does not need a lot of encouragement to try something … Continue reading

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