Lunch

Saucy sauteed peppers and onions with millet

October 4, 2011
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First off, I was glad to know there was an interest in my favorite mac ‘n cheese recipe! I’m glad to share some of the gems I find from around the internet and hope to do more of that later this week. Second, thank you to the good folks at Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn for [...]

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Gluten-free mini pizzas with eggplant and cashew cheese

September 20, 2011
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I’ve been trying to be better about using up all the produce in my fridge before it goes bad. Advance menu planning really helps with that. But sometimes I pick up a vegetable at the market that doesn’t fit into my plan. Usually, that vegetable is large and purple. I don’t know what it is [...]

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Baby lima beans with tomato and lemon

August 21, 2011
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Here’s the recipe for the baby lima beans that I teased about last week. I’ve made two batches of these in recent weeks – they are great to have around, as they keep for several days in the fridge. They are a versatile side dish, and I’ve even had them on their own for lunch [...]

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Quinoa-lentil pilaf

July 26, 2011
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Today I’m sharing with you a dish I first made at my grandmother’s house a few weeks ago. My mom, my husband and I were heading over for a visit and didn’t want to burden her with having to cook dinner for us (not that she would have minded). Before we left my mom’s house to [...]

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Tempeh salad

July 12, 2011
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After a few weeks of travel, I’m happy to be back home. I had been away from my kitchen for so long that it took me a moment to remember which pots and pans were in which cabinets – that was a strange feeling. When I opened my fridge, I found multiple empty shelves. However, there [...]

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Cajun bulgur salad with kidney beans

May 30, 2011
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On this Memorial Day, we continue our mini-theme of grain-based salads, those wonders that can double as a meal yet are also perfect for potlucks. I served this cajun-inspired salad last Sunday at the NOLA Veggie Fest, so for those of you I met who asked me for this recipe, I’m happy to share it [...]

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Tropical quinoa and black bean salad with lemon-lime dressing

May 24, 2011
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While I usually prefer a hot meal, cool grain-and-bean salads are very appetizing when hot weather rolls around. These salads are relatively simple to put together. The basic formula is a cooked grain, a bean and some veggies and/or fresh herbs, tossed with a dressing. These type of salads make a great lunch or light [...]

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