When The Husband’s Away The Lentils Will Play Curry

Curry has many meanings, but my fave definition, “sauce”, was shared by a cookbook writer years ago. He also offered a strategy for a quick lentil curry that at least two of us love. My daughter and I have eaten this dish straight from the pan, and although I’m not sure I adhere to allContinue reading “When The Husband’s Away The Lentils Will Play Curry”

When You’re Sick of Green Beans

My dad stopped by for dinner. When he left all the green beans were gone, and EVERYONE ate them (the roasted potatoes too, but that's not exactly a hard sell). Here's the recipe. Feel free to sub another Asian supermarket selection. We've rarely met one we didn't like (if it's spicy, add with care). 1Continue reading “When You’re Sick of Green Beans”

No Recipe, Just Roasted Veggies

Incredibly flexible, super simple…big batch roasted vegetables help compensate for the loss of summer. These babies all spent time in a 400 degree oven, with tougher stuff like squash, peppers and onions hitting the racks first, tomatoes going in last- 10-15 minutes til bursting. Prep time 10 minutes, cooking time for 1/2-3/4 inch chunks upContinue reading “No Recipe, Just Roasted Veggies”

Everything but the…Cauliflower

It's not a guarantee, but it's similar to high school yearbook status in my house. As in, “Vegetables most likely to be eaten…” If they're roasted and flavor dense or presented in a form residents are predisposed to like (i.e. puréed cauliflower and potato), I have a higher degree of success. Thus the spiced andContinue reading “Everything but the…Cauliflower”

Breakfast salad for Meat-free Monday

Despite my sweet teeth, I mostly prefer savory for breakfast. If grains and veggies are not your daybreak cup of tea, try this salad for lunch or dinner. It tastes the same.I made this as a single serving but double or quadruple. It keeps well for a couple of days and travels nicely too! IngredientsContinue reading “Breakfast salad for Meat-free Monday”

Zucchini Latkes

If at first you don't succeed, fry, fry again. Really all but a few belligerent green avoiders will eat zucchini when it's pan fried into crunchy deliciousness. Fry it, you'll like it! Ingredients 2 medium zucchini, grated and squeezed through a sieve to dry out 3 scallions, chopped – all of the white and halfwayContinue reading “Zucchini Latkes”

Veggie Zoup

In my house we call it zesty zoup, not necessarily because it's zesty (although it can be) but because we like saying zesty zoup. This vegan big batch recipe is a late summer staple. Mid winter veggies work just as well. The addition of barley gives a whole grain chewiness. Try adding quinoa if you'dContinue reading “Veggie Zoup”

Gary’s Green Beans

The love of my life prefers veggies with flavor. And this one fits the bill. I've made versions inside and out. But today the stove had to support an already crowded grill. Any onion, shallot, or garlic (!) will work, but the red is pretty. Ingredients: 1 red onion, halved and sliced into half moonsContinue reading “Gary’s Green Beans”

World’s Fastest Fish Dinner…And Recipe!

Place 1 1/2 lbs of white fish fillet (cod was on sale) on foil. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice and sprinkle with fresh herbs (here oregano & thyme, could be dill, parsley, chive). Salt & pepper. Lemon slices. Wrap and place in 375 oven for 10-15 minutes or on medium grill or coals. OpenContinue reading “World’s Fastest Fish Dinner…And Recipe!”

Meat-free Monday (or Tuesday or…) Pasta

I kind of daydream about this pasta. Ok I do daydream. And it's EZ! Throw it together – no deep thoughts. Altogether 3 steps. Cook pasta, blend pesto, roast tomatoes. Dot with ricotta and you're wishing for a spork :)! Don't go all crazy with the pesto recipe either – use your hands for measuringContinue reading “Meat-free Monday (or Tuesday or…) Pasta”