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Vegetarian Hot Pot and Cosmo “Meatballs”

So my new obsession is the recipe sidebar option on google as of last week, where you can enter ingredients in the search bar (as I’ve been doing for years) and then select the ingredients you don’t want included on the side, the time you’re willing to spend cooking, and even the number of calories [...]

Tamarind BBQ Tempeh and Sweet Potatoes and Ginger Bok Choy and Soba

These were two nights of dinner, and we went 50/50 in terms of success.  Both meals were from Appetite for Reduction which I’m still playing with, and while it hasn’t had any abject failures yet, some things just taste more like diet food than others.  The Ginger Bok Choy Soba was simply lacking…there was nothing [...]

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 [...]

Cucumber Salad and a Bok Choy Stirfry

Still MORE awesomeness from Michelle’s Garden…I went down and helped pick and weed the other day, and in return got a seriously generous bounty to take home with me. First off are the cucumbers from the garden, and when it comes to the cumber (yeah, I call them cumbers) I’m of the belief that simple [...]

Pomegranate Molasses Tofu

The people at Pom Wonderful were kind enough to send me a box of their flagship Pomegranate juice to try out, along with some information about the benefits of said juice.  (Although I must say that being Middle Eastern…I already KNEW pomegranate is awesome for you) and I couldn’t wait to get cooking.  (Although a [...]

Mock Duck Stirfry over Green Tea Soba

Whenever a recipe features something like “mock duck”, you know I’ve been to the Asian Market, and that’s exactly where I was yesterday, leading to this dish.  I know stir-frys are pretty standard, but this one was among the more delicious, so I decided to post it anyway. Loot acquired at the Asian Market yesterday [...]

Sesame Peanut Noodles and Orange-Rhubarb Jam

I needed dinner the other night, and we literally had NO food…so I had to go back to “what’s always in the kitchen” and the answer to that is soba noodles and peanut butter.  Fortunately all the other ingredients for this happened to be available as well, so I went with this recipe.  I replaced [...]

Pho using up leftovers

I’ve got Guy Fierri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives cookbook out from the library right now, and in thumbing through it, discovered a fully vegetarian recipe for Pho, which I’ve been wanting to try out forever.  Too bad I only had about half (if that) of the called for ingredients.  No problem…I made my own version, [...]

Asian Noodle Soup with Bok Choy and Shitake Mushrooms, Bok Choy, Edamame, Cashew and Orange Rice, and Cold Asparagus with Korean Sauce

You know what’s really annoying? Cookbooks that feel the need to name every recipe after ALL of its ingredients, so that my blog title is about three feet long. Obviously they were thinking of what this would do to me when they published the cookbook…and I DON’T appreciate the sentiment. But all that aside, this [...]

Wakame Soba Noodle Soup and a TLT

I was trying to decide how to stick to one ethnicity/food style for dinner tonight….and somehow we ended up having TLTs (tempeh, lettuce, tomato) and a wakame-soba noodle soup. The soup was a recipe from Vegetarian Planet and it was ok. Just ok. I do like the wakame, which I’m used to from the miso [...]