Posts tagged "Cooking"

Meatless Monday: Squash & Chickpea Moroccan Stew

Meatless Monday: Squash & Chickpea Moroccan Stew
I’ve had this large squash dominating my kitchen  counter as a center piece for the past week.  It reminds me of autumn, but I’ve been itching to cook with it.  I found this recipe in my November issue of Yoga Journal and thought it looked hearty and unique. The most difficult part of the stew was chopping... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Baked Eggplant Parmesan

My second cousin’s wife mentioned Eggplant Parmesan on my Facebook page as her Meatless Monday meal.  When I asked her to share her recipe, she wrote she was laughing as she doesn’t cook.  The dinner was store bought at Trader Joes.  I adore Trader Joes and purchase some of my best meals (and snacks) from them, but I was... Read more »

Meatless Monday: No Recipe Quesadillas and Three Salsas

    All of my previous Meatless Mondays have required following a recipe.  This has been a terrific way to try unknown ingredients and learn new culinary techniques.  This is the first week I’ve used the ingredients I had in the house to create my own recipe.   I began with cheese and tortillas, planning to prepare simple quesadillas.  I added... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Cold Cucumber Yogurt Soup

Today is the last night of Passover, and we still cannot eat bread and grains.  My chef sister-in-law, suggested a cold cucumber soup and mentioned how cleansing it is.  Below is the simple recipe. Cacik: Cold Yogurt Soup 2c plain yogurt1 clove garlic finely minced1 large cucumber, peeled seeded and shredded (box grater is fine-do over bowl to catch... Read more »

A Recap of My Meatless Monday

If you read my post last week, you read of my intention to prepare Papperdelle with Broccoli Rabe and Ricotta in honor of Meatless Monday. After finally I got my hyperactive kids to bed, the last thing I wanted to do was cook dinner.  Once I started, I began to really enjoy the process of following a recipe and creating a... Read more »

A Delicious Recipe for Meatless Monday

Did you see the Oprah about veganism?  The graphic images of the slaughterhouses reinforced my love of animals and my secret wish that I could actually be vegan.  I spent years in my high school and college life as a vegetarian. My now husband, then boyfriend told me he would not live with me unless I ate... Read more »
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Please Help Me Feed My Family

Please Help Me Feed My Family
The single most stressful part of my day is not my concern for my kids’ safety.  Not my worry to pay all of our bills on time.  No, the single most stressful part of my day is what to make for dinner. There are four factors that make this decision difficult. 1.  My husband eats... Read more »
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