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Chickpea Spinach Curry

This is a pretty standard curry…Easy enough to make for lunch (as I did) but nothing terribly spectacular. The recipe is from VwaV, I suggest you find it there, increase the salt a bit and limit all the other spices accordingly.  That’s what I did, and the salt turned out just right and all the [...]

Simple Crusty Bread and Straw Mushroom Pasta

Hey I’m getting the hang of this baking thing! I’ll be honest…the entire purpose behind making this was that I’m having a HORRIBLE week, and needed to punch something..err…knead, I meant knead. I found this recipe at the New York Times Website, and they weren’t kidding when they call it SIMPLE crusty bread. This has [...]

Spinach Vichyssoise with Stewed Tofu and Potatoes in Miso Gravy

I’d never actually made a Vichyssoise before, and frankly I think the name is rather ridiculous. Basically it’s a creamed veggie soup with lots of milk…or in my case, soy milk. Big whoop. This version came from Vegetarian Planet and it was ok…the salt and pepper were what made it, otherwise this pretty much would’ve [...]

Pink Bean and Quinoa Croquettes with Mushroom Sauce, and Italian Tofu over Wilted Spinach

Who ever would’ve thought to do a croquette with quinoa? I swear Isa is a genius… I was worried these would never stay together, but I’m glad to report that I was dead wrong. Until they were hit with a fork, these held their shape perfectly, and that’s all I can ask for. Recipe from [...]

Happy New Years

I made some black eyed peas for good luck today… The recipe is simply called “Black Eyed Pea Salad” and came from The Olive and the Caper I always thought black eyed peas being eaten as good luck on New Years was a tradition that started in the south, but according to Wikipedia it’s actually [...]

Mediterranean Pesto Pasta

Sometimes leftovers are pretty blah…other times they’re pretty great, and today’s lunch erred on the side of pretty great. We’re in painful need of a grocery shopping excursion which is planned for later tonight, but I did manage to scrape up some remnants of food and put together a pretty nice lunch for myself. I [...]

Spanikopita?

I was thinking Greek, and I still had some filo pastry leftover from the Beef Wellington…so I thought Spanikopita. Rather than look for a recipe, I decided to simply include what I thought belonged, and hope the result was good. The result was indeed good….delicious, even. And since I put together the recipe of my [...]