Archive for September, 2010

Giada’s Almond Pancakes

Recipe here. Made these for Boy’s birthday breakfast.  Pray for me; I officially have two teenagers in the house! These were absolutely delicious.  They are considerably sweeter than most pancakes recipes (many recipes don’t even contain any sugar,) and so, consequently needed MUCH less syrup over the top of them, but the almond flavor was […]

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Posted on September 24, 2010 at 7:06 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breakfast, Favorites, Vegetarian

Pork Loin Chops with Cinnamon Apples, Classic Potato Pancakes, Spicy Green Beans with Garlic Oil and Preserved Lemon

Pork Chops and Apples recipe here. Potato Pancakes recipe here (we served them with sour cream and they were fantastic!) For the green beans, I was inspired by this recipe (which I’ve made before) and another one with preserved lemon in Madhur Jaffrey’s awesome World Vegetarian cookbook and combined them and adapted them to make […]

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Posted on September 23, 2010 at 8:38 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Menus, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies

Adobo Grilled Chicken, Black Bean & Quinoa Salad and a Crunchy Roasted Corn repeat

YUM!  This was SUCH a delicious meal.  I had planned on only making the black bean & quinoa salad and grilled chicken, but The Boy was with me at the supermarket and saw corn on the cob and requested this corn, which he loves.  It sort “went with” the meal, so I acquiesced. Black bean […]

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Thai Red Curry with Vegetables (and tofu and/or chicken)

Tofu version Chicken version This recipe (which can be found here) was delicious and pretty easy and was also VERY easily adaptable (as outlined in the recipe) to serve both carnivores AND vegetarians.  Bonus!  This was my first foray into Thai curries (although we LOVE Indian ones) and we all enjoyed it a lot.  I […]

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Posted on September 23, 2010 at 7:50 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Polenta with Tex-Mex Chili

Another recipe from Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian book. I can’t find a link to this recipe online, but it’s basically just a vegetarian chili with kidney beans (I used borlotti, which are more pinto-ish, because I already had some soaked and cooked,) served over polenta which has a bit of butter and parmesan cheese added […]

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Posted on September 19, 2010 at 10:25 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Gluten Free, Side Dishes - Starch, Soups, Vegetarian

Anatolian Red Lentil Stew

This recipe is, again, from Madhur Jaffrey’s wonderful World Vegetarian book. The recipe can be found, more or less, here, but you really should just buy the book to get the more comprehensible version. This was really tasty.  We only had a tiny bit left over for Girl’s lunch the next door.  If dried mint […]

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Posted on September 19, 2010 at 10:22 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Soups, Spices and Seasonings, Vegetarian

Bean Curd (tofu) vegeburgers

Another recipe from Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian book (I’ve pretty much cooked exclusively from this book this week.) I can’t find a link to this recipe online anywhere, but you basically crumble a block of tofu, then finely chop some carrot, scallion, shiitake mushrooms, celery, and a bit of hot green chiles (which we left […]

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Posted on September 19, 2010 at 10:17 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Vegetarian

Nigerian Kidney Bean Stew with Peanut Sauce and cornbread

from Madhur Jaffrey’s fantastic book, World Vegetarian Recipe here, but if you have any interest in vegetarian cooking at all, you should just go ahead and buy this book.  It’s outstanding. I topped the stew with a little bit of chopped peanuts, since I had some on hand, leftover from our last spring roll night.  […]

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Posted on September 19, 2010 at 10:06 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breads, Entrees, Menus, Soups, Vegetarian

Rava Dosas with Potato Chickpea Masala

Recipe here.* Yum, yum, yummity yum yum yum. This is the first thing that I’ve made in a while (other than spring rolls) that the whole family has agreed upon.  Usually, I’ll make a vegetarian dish that Boy won’t enjoy because it isn’t satisfying enough for him, or I’ll make a meat dish and two […]

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Posted on September 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breads, Entrees, Favorites, Menus, Spices and Seasonings, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Ginger Creme Brulee

Recipe here. YUM!  I made this as part of a Tropical-themed dinner to be served while viewing the PBS broadcast of “South Pacific,” which I DVR’d a couple of weeks ago. I made “Younger Than Spring (time) Rolls”  and this tropical dessert.  I love having a “theme” when planning a menu.  It’s corny, but it’s […]

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Posted on September 5, 2010 at 2:18 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Favorites, Gluten Free, Vegetarian