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Mango-Quinoa Salad and Portabella Burgers

It’s been really hot and humid the last couple days…so we lugged the grill back out onto the porch (according to building rules we don’t have one, so SHHH!) and made it a little hotter. Earlier in the day, I’d marinated a couple portabella caps in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, olive oil,cooking sherry, and [...]

Vegan Ginger Cookies

I don’t bake…I always feel the need to mess with recipes, and it almost never goes well when it comes to deserts. I’ve always made the dinner, and in turn my counterpart would be responsible for the desert. So why on earth did I feel like making cookies last night? I’m not sure, but they’re [...]

French Onion Soup…

Does not photograph well, but tastes REAAALLLY good. I used the recipe in the Jamie Oliver cookbook in which he actually gave the choice of whatever stock you like, I obviously chose Veggie. The concept is a lot easier than I’d expected for some reason. Sautée a whole bunch of sliced onions with oil and [...]

Curried Udon Noodle Stir fry

It’s been a pretty busy weekend, what with fireworks, our monthly pizza night, etc…so I haven’t done much cooking. Last night the guys were ordering Chinese, so I decided to make some of my own, using the recipe for curried udon noodles from V’con. I was very into the sauce, although I’d probably double it [...]

Potato-Mushroom Blintzes

I wanted to make something fancy for breakfast today…and while these may not really look the part, they tasted awful good, so we’ll chalk this one down as a success. I made the potato-mushroom blintzes from V’con, using their “savory” crepe recipe, and putting in some Orange zest. I balked a little at the 1.5 [...]

Orzo salad and improved mushroom burgers

It’s been gorgeous and summery this week, so I felt like cooking to match the weather. Warm weather makes me think pasta salads and burgers, so that’s what I did…although I’ll be honest, I didn’t do any grilling. The Mediterranean Orzo recipe came from Claire’s Classic American Vegetarian Cooking I always thought I hated pasta [...]

pasta fritatta

We’re running short on food at the moment, and since I want to wait until the farmer’s market on Friday to pick up new stuff, I’m stretching it a little creatively. This morning I made a frittata for breakfast, but since all we had for useful veggies was 4 mushrooms and some frozen peas, I [...]