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Machos and Gomen…there’s a joke there, but I’ll leave it to you…

Machos is the incredibly creative name I came up with for Nachos that are made with broken up matzoh instead of chips, which are pretty good…but perhaps not quite as awesome as their name.  I’m so glad it worked out to be Machos…adds a little manliness to the Passover holiday I think…which thankfully is almost [...]

Middle Eastern Chickpea Miniburgers

I promises some recipes from Cooking Light: Way to Cook Vegetarian and here’s your first one.  I also tried the fruit salad with citrus-mint dressing from the book, which was good..but all fruit salads are, I just don’t think it warranted a write up as anything different.  But moving on, last night I gave the [...]

Battered Tomato Salad and Baingan Bhartha

Everyone’s heard of fried green tomatoes, but large green tomatoes are hard to come by in these parts, and frankly whenever I pick up a large heirloom, I have an overwhelming desire to fry it.  What can I say?  They just seem to call out for the treatment.  This was a large yellow and orange [...]

The post-computer disaster food round-up

First I went to Pittsburgh for a few days where I wasn’t cooking, so there was no food.  Then my computer started doing wacky things…bad wacky.  It got worse and worse until it hit rock-bottom, became completely useless, and I had to wipe everything out and reinstall the operating system.  So that’s my story and [...]

Potato, Corn and Avocado Chaat

I’m convinced that everyone on this planet has a shopping problem.  A lot of girls have a shoe problem  (I know some guys that have a shoe problem too).  Or a purse problem.  Many of my favorite people (including myself, I admit it) have a book problem.  But my biggest weakness?  Ingredients.  Whenever I’m out [...]

Pomegranite Tofu, Black Bean Burgers and Cretan Stew

The Black Bean burger from V’con is an old favorite of mine that I hadn’t done in awhile, and when I was poking around in the pantry the other day and saw a few cans of black beans, I knew what I had to do.  My favorite part of these is actually how well they [...]

Asian Broccoli and Tropical Spaghetti Squash

This broccoli isn’t the most photogenic dish on earth, but I make up for it with my “tropical” spaghetti squash rendition, which tastes good AND looks real pretty.  Among other things, it has all the colors going on, and it reminds me of summer.  (which is quickly fleeting these days) I’ll talk about the broccoli [...]

Curried Avocado Soup, Cucumber salad and Asian Green Beans

These recipe all came from the Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant cookbook which I’m quickly falling in love with.  Most of the recipe are under ten ingredients (these three certainly were) and I have yet to make a clunker.  The only cold soup I really turn out often is gazpacho, and that depends heavily on a [...]

Nachos and Taco Burgers

I hadn’t made veggie burgers in awhile, and to make up for that, I picked a few from Just The Food to try out this week, starting with the Ortega Burger.  Although I followed the recipe to a T, I’m calling this a taco burger only because the taco seasoning packet that I used wasn’t [...]

Tempeh Reuben

Since I’m back on 3-11s 4 days a week, I’ve been making myself lunch and eating a conglomeration of fruit and leftovers for dinner while at work. I’m really unhappy with it, but there isn’t much choice, so today, I’m sharing some lunch: I made the tempeh reuben from VwaV with a couple minor changes. [...]