Tag: vegan

  • White Bean salad, spread, or dip

    White Bean salad, spread, or dip

    Sometimes you have to admit that, no matter how hard you try to prove otherwise, you are wrong. Right on the heels of my last post about how great dried beans are, I have to take it back – at least partially. Dried beans can be great. Just not if you’re as absent-minded as me. […]

  • Tangy Bulgur Salad and New Foods

    Tangy Bulgur Salad and New Foods

    We were recently invited to a potluck lunch with an ingenious theme: “New Foods.” The host wanted guests to bring foods that would most likely be new to him, and hopefully the other guests. I gave the challenge a lot of thought. I eat a lot of weird things, so I had plenty of options. […]

  • Whole Wheat Pocket Pita

    Whole Wheat Pocket Pita

    I’ve clearly been on a bit of baking kick lately. I think it’s been because by the end of the week I’m out of fresh goods but I always have basic baking ingredients in my pantry. A lot of people bake bread to be frugal. And I’d like to say that I made these pita […]

  • Pumpkin Hummus

    Pumpkin Hummus

    Between the CSA we joined this fall and all the great prices on squash at the markets, we ended up with a cache of winter squash to figure out what to do with this year. We ran through the basics pretty quickly, with pumpkin pie, butternut squash soup, and stuffed acorn squash; even a few […]

  • Lemon Berry Sorbet

    Lemon Berry Sorbet

    Earlier this year, I got an ice cream maker attachment for our stand mixer and I’ve been having fun making different frozen desserts with it. I find that it is more fun to experiment with sorbet rather than ice cream as the results are more reliably edible, due to the simplicity of sorbet chemistry: adding […]

  • Zesty Avocado Quinoa Salad

    Zesty Avocado Quinoa Salad

    Now that warmer weather has finally come our way, I find myself craving fresh bright salads for dinner. I don’t know about you, but I can’t often satisfy myself with just greens. I’d have to eat a mountain to be full and it wouldn’t really be a nutritionally complete meal. That’s why I’ve been toying […]

  • Roasted Red Pepper Risotto, or The Importance of Being Creative in the Kitchen

    Roasted Red Pepper Risotto, or The Importance of Being Creative in the Kitchen

    I know you probably think I’ve posted the same dish twice in a row. And honestly, considering the month I’ve had, I wouldn’t be surprised if I had done that. But no, I’m not that absent-minded (yet). This risotto has an even more winding origin than the last one I posted. If you are actually […]

  • Veggie Bonanza: Oven-Roasted Ratatouille

    Veggie Bonanza: Oven-Roasted Ratatouille

    While on a recent grocery trip, I noticed that the outdoor produce section of our favorite market was currently undergoing some major reorganization. Every stand was being cleared off, and at first I was sad that we wouldn’t have an opportunity to peruse what is usually a very diverse selection — that is, until I […]

  • Brine-less vacuum pickles

    Brine-less vacuum pickles

    After all these pickle experiments, I’ve noticed that there’s only so many pickles I can eat. When I started this summer, I only had a few jars, so in order to try a new recipe I had to hurry up and finish one of the jars I already had. Now, after I’ve collected jars for […]

  • Flexible Bean and Barley Soup

    Flexible Bean and Barley Soup

    Weeknights have become busy around here, between new year’s resolutions, birthdays, and the usual. This is the time of year when I know I need food to function but I can’t always bring myself to whip up something new each night. The lack of fresh produce in the house doesn’t help either. It would be […]