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Warm Butternut Squash over Spinach Salad

Who says a salad can’t be warm and satisfying?  Me.  All the time…except right now, because this one totally was, and I’d make it on any cold blustery winter night.  Or a cold lunchtime… I started out by roasting half an acorn squash in the oven.  Stick a pat of Earth Balance in the middle [...]

Garlicky Kale with Tahini Sauce and Tempeh Potato Hash

So the other night I decided to try out a VWAV recipe that I’d been eying…the garlicky kale and tahini sauce.  I am absolutely IN LOVE with this tahini sauce, and totally intend to make use of it with my next batch of falafel, but I just wasn’t as excited about the kale.  My kale [...]

New Year, New Luck, Black Eyed Peas

I’m not generally one for superstitions, but I do like making black-eyed peas on New Years, whether they actually give me good luck or not.  This one was a little different, because I tried to compile a recipe of all the things that I’m taking in as cold remedies, along with a couple more that [...]

Collards and Cornbread

I’ve done collards before…many times actually, but I feel like they’re always a bit different, and my biggest complaint is that they usually come out a little too sweet for me.  I’m not huge on cloyingly sweet foods, and it’s hard for me to eat an entire bowl/plate of something that tastes like dessert, no [...]

Sweet Potato Hash

So I stuck with tradition, and made a hash for breakfast, although it would’ve been darn good for dinner too, and my roommate took the leftovers for lunch.  By and large sweet potatoes won’t easily develop that crispy crust on the bottom that normal white potatoes do in a good hash, but if you leave [...]

Things in which Cilantro Chutney are AWESOME

So one of my awesome Chanukah presents from one of my awesome friends was a Cilantro Chutney, which I’ve been using in practically everything I’ve made since.  The night I got it I wasn’t really in the mood to cook anything elaborate, so I did some sweet potato fries dipped in the chutney instead of [...]

Thai Red Curry

This one was underwhelming…so I won’t bother with a recipe.  If I ever get it right, I’ll share, but for the time being I just can’t compete with the Thai place down the street. I even managed to undercook my rice somehow, which isn’t an issue I ever have.  Must just be that kind of [...]

Cinnamon Squash

This is a classic comfort food that my Mom has been making as long as I can remember, and when I realized I had all the ingredients earlier this week, I just had to whip some up for myself.  It’s not a looker, so you’ll have to excuse the picture, but have faith that it [...]

Burdock Root Chips and Brussel-Sunchoke Saute

So I’ve never bought a burdock root in my life…frankly it sounds like something Harry Potter would have to deal with in Professor Sprout’s class, but you know me…I just can’t let a strange vegetable lie.  So I bought one of the roots, and went home to google their uses.  I was dismayed to find [...]

Asparagus and Mustard Stir-fry with crisp tofu and peppers in a Spicy Sauce

As a matter of course, I am suspicious of anything that titles itself the “Complete Vegetarian Cookbook”  I don’t know why it’s considered acceptable in the Vegan/Vegetarian cookbook sector to call recipe collections “complete”, or “everything”, or “the end all be all”.  No other cookbook would claim to have every recipe ever, so how can [...]