Category Archives: Almost-Vegan

Antipasto for Lunch, Herbed Artichoke Galette for Dinner, and Black Peppercorns for Everything

Antipasto I had defrosted the second loaf from my last batch of 40% Whole Wheat Bread, so it was time for Bruschetta at lunch.  One recipe that caught my eye recently was Bruschetta Bianca from the Union Square Cafe cookbook.  … Continue reading

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Ikarian Baked Vegetables, Improved

We’ve been reading and cooking with the book, Blue Zones Kitchen.  It’s interesting reading, contains some good recipes, and it fits well with all we have learned about healthy food and lifestyles in the past 10 years and more.  We … Continue reading

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New Pasta Dish, but No Food Photos

Sometimes I get so absorbed in whatever I am cooking that I forget (or don’t have time) to take any photos.  This was pretty much the case last night at dinner. Things started simply enough.  I was inspired by a … Continue reading

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Tidbits

Some of my best meals are made with leftover components from dishes made earlier in the week.  Such is the case for today’s lunch. I had a small package of Black Trumpet Mushrooms (my newly-annointed favorite mushroom), but it was … Continue reading

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Lunches: Variations on Some Themes

Recent meals have gone so well that I’ve been motivated to continue some of the themes.  Three elements stood out: grilled or pan-fried bread peppers sautéed greens so I had several variations for lunches this week.  The first included a … Continue reading

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The Joys of Bok Choy

Barbara got me started on this kick a few weeks ago.  She had made a Turmeric-Ginger Dumpling Soup recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine.  It featured Bok Choy and is made with frozen vegetable dumplings (ours are from Trader Joe’s).  The … Continue reading

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Spring Fling

I love when I have time alone to experiment in the kitchen.  Yesterday, I made dinner — Baked Cannelloni with Spinach/Swiss Chard/Almond Milk Ricotta Cheese Filling.  With just 190 grams of double-zero flour and two eggs, I was able to … Continue reading

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Asparagus Bread Pudding and Mushroom Bourguignon

With mushrooms at the markets providing the impetus, I pulled out two old but charming vegetarian recipes from our archives, and we enjoyed them for dinner and subsequent lunches.  Originally, I planned to make them the same night and serve … Continue reading

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Library Cookbook Club, and Experiments at Home

We are always exploring about cooking and eating.  Recently we joined a cookbook club at our town library.  Once a month the members look at two chosen cookbooks, select a recipe they want to make, and bring it to a … Continue reading

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First Snowfall, Tuesday Night Dinner

Like much of the country as we begin December, we got a hefty chunk of snow the past few days.   Through Sunday evening, Monday, and Tuesday, the total accumulation here was about 12″ of fairly wet snow.  With significant changes … Continue reading

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