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Nothing really new this week. More tomatoes from the garden made it really easy to default to okra/tomatoes and pizza. We also had nice eggplant from the garden, so babaganoush came to mind. We’ve had lots of hummus lately, so toasted garbanzos was a nice departure. We had that with spinach bread sticks. Scored a […]

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We turned Labor Day into a Cinco de Mayo type of day with beans, pico, salsa/chips, and of course margaritas. OMG. I FINALLY made okra & tomatoes like grandma use to make! (Ok, it’s really mamaw. I’m from the deep south.) Simple goodness. The key was a roux and garden fresh ingredients. If we can […]

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I need to do yet another post for veg burgers now that I’ve got a good mojo for that recipe now. I made 2 batches last week because the 4 yr old is really digging those lately, made into cookie sized patties. He eats them with no bun, dipped in ketchup or mustard. The recent […]

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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 […]

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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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The birthday Dizzle chose this week’s menu. Tasty job! Veg burgers again with a new twist. Garbanzos and basil. Red pepper curry might be the absolute fave right now. Masman curry. Hearty comfort food. Yes! Babaganoush, hummus, probably with spinach bread sticks. Dip night! Yellow butternut curry. Another tasty curry to add to the repertoire. […]

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Keeping it simple this week. Repeating some new faves and relying on old stand bys. Creamy tasty Thai dish with mushrooms and pea pods, served with kale rice because it’s always good and I already have the ingredients. Rice, beans, salsa, and guacamole because of visitors and it’s always a crowd pleaser, right? Pizza. Same […]

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Veg burgers and fries because the burgers were already in the freezer. Fries are always good, right?? And…I’m on a mission for the perfect sauce for these veg burgers. Bolognese lasagne. LOVE. Going for a lighter version made with a mushroom bolognese and a cauliflower creamy sauce. The original was inspired by Smitten Kitchen and […]