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Potato-Turnip Green Soup and Green Thai Curry

I’m not entirely sure what makes potato-kale soup latina…it’s a dish I’ve done before in several varieties, and I don’t find it terribly innovative in a Vegan cookbook anymore, but it’s good nonetheless (especially with the days cooling down as they have been) and I did like the addition of some fried-up sausage on top.  [...]

Savory Indian Sweet Potatoes and Chickpea Curry over Rice

These two things are pretty different and not really both necessary in a single meal, but I figured since I was making one I might as well do both and have leftovers…which is how it went down, and not to surprise, I loved the one I’d had before and was lukewarm about the other, although [...]

Indian Loaf and Spinach

I had been craving Indian flavors, and although the recipe I was looking at called for a quinoa loaf with absolutely nothing Indian about it, I felt I could take it in an India direction, and that’s exactly what I did…although it’s pretty darn spicy, so I wouldn’t recommend eating without a healthy dollop of [...]

MooShoo Pancakes and Swiss Chard Risotto

Exhibit 1 that I have too much free time on my hands…I made myself risotto…for lunch.  It was really darn good, but I’m going to talk a bit about the mooshoo pancakes I made a couple days ago first.  This is the recipe from Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian, although she calls them “Chinese stuffed pancakes”.  [...]

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

When faced with leftover white rice, there really is only one thing to do….make it into fried rice!  And in this case thai-style fried rice, since I finally have a thai basil plant that’s doing well and there was an open can of crushed pineapple in the fridge.  It isn’t very traditional, since I don’t [...]

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 [...]

What I ate for Cinco De Mayo

First off, have you entered the giveaway yet?  Even if you don’t want to make creme brulee, who doesn’t want a culinary torch?  Trust me…that thing is just plain fun…think Veggie French Onion Soup…Scroll down two entries and leave a comment for your chance! Now back to Cinco De Mayo, where I skipped the Margaritas [...]

This is why I don’t cook out of Vegetarian Planet…the Post.

Vegetarian Planet is a great looking cookbook with a lot of great looking recipes…that’s why I bought it way back when.  However, the more recipes I’ve made from it, the more I’ve discovered that on the whole they are bland and unimaginative, and a lot just plain don’t work the way they’re supposed to….case in [...]

Chili Mole Sin Carne and Cauliflower with Three seed sauce over Indian Rice

It’d been awhile since I cracked the pages of Vegan with a Vengeance, so I decided to try a couple of meals I’d missed this week.  The first was the chili mole sin carne: I decided to skip all the cooking instructions for this and instead threw all the ingredients in the crockpot for 5 [...]

Pomegranate Glazed Tofu over Saffron Rice

If there’s one thing I can never dismiss, it’s a culinary challenge (think beet boobs) and when POM sent out a call for “their” bloggers to create a recipe using POM…I had to start thinking.  Now that I’ve used all the Pomegranate juice I had I’m having new ideas, but I think I’m going to [...]