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This past weekend I was at the in-laws, and I love looking at a particularly beautiful Tuscan cookbook there. I always see great ideas. Usually I forget about it by the time I’m home, probably because these are mostly super simple recipes. This time I took note! The first from the book is Baker’s Spaghetti. […]

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After a week of traveling and eating mostly veg wraps Dizzle was feeling Thai, so we’ve been leaning that way the last few days. African Stew is a slightly spicy tomato based stew with edamame, sweet potato, carrots, and spinach served over couscous. SO GOOD. I don’t think I’ve posted that recipe, so I’ll have […]

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I can’t express my excitement over finding an awesome falafel recipe at The Shiksa in the Kitchen. I’ve done “falafel” before, but it’s really just a veg burger with Indian spices. I love falafel, and now I really know how to make it!! Garbanzos, onion, spices….that’s basically it! Who knew? My only complaint is that […]

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This is what has been on our menu board the last few days. I already made the Indian meal for the inlaws, and that was a success. I’m happy to nail down a new recipe in the twice baked potatoes with a samosa flair. We tackled the “school soup” yesterday. This was a project at […]

Menu Notebook

Besides trying to keep a blog record of menus and some recipes I started a menu notebook late in 2012. At that time we were still meat eaters. This week I used the last page of the notebook, so we were looking back through the pages. It was interesting to see our quick evolution into […]

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We’re already mostly through this current menu board, but here’s what is making it on to our plates… Green curry with mushrooms and pea pods (snap peas): This has morphed from a previous favorite. I’ve simplified it and added more heat. Red beans and rice are in progress on the stove. The cornbread will include […]

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African stew: We love this new addition to the rotation around here. It’s a thick spicy tomato stew with all sorts of hearty additions  like edamame, kale, and even peanut butter. Laksa: This delicious thai noodle soup is another regular. Mushrooms, tofu, coconut milk, ginger, lemongrass, scallions, cilantro….mmmmm. Stuffed acorn squash: I’ll admit to having […]

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Red curry with fresh tomatoes and lots of onion. I finally scored more bean thread noodles, so I’m back on a mission to perfect pad woon sen. Dizzle requested a pasta salad with more fresh tomatoes and summer squashes. I’m in love with the olive focaccia and bean spread. I’ve run out of oregano, so […]

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Curry is always on my stand-by list when Dizzle returns from a trip, and red is usually the #1 choice. I’ve also got panang on the brain. It was SO good last time. This time I’ll try a mushroom/potato/carrot combo. While eating solo I somehow managed to create my worst pad thai ever. All I […]