Archive | November, 2011
Ethiopian Chickpea Stew

Ethiopian Inspired Chickpea Stew with Rustic Flatbread

“A spicy and aromatic stew inspired by some of the wonderful flavors you often find in Ethiopian dishes. An array of flavorful spices compliment simple ingredients that slow cook to perfection.  Served over a rustic flatbread or a baked  whole wheat pita and you have yourself a full satifying and aromatic dish. Delish!” The flatbread I made is a […]

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Mexican Tostada

Vegan Mexican Tostadas Magnifico! (Baked, Not Fried)

This is my healthy version of Tostada’s but you can use the same concept for a burrito or taco.  Nothing in here is fried and there is no added lard or fat in the beans.  This is a simplied version using canned organic black beans and corn to keep the time you spend in the […]

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Wholemeal Persimmon Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Persimmon Sauce

I just received these today from my local farmers market grocer.  I never saw them and never tried them. Can’t wait to give this recipe a whirl! Wholemeal Persimmon Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Persimmon Sauce.

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Indian Red Lentils with collard Greens2-1

Masoor Dhal And Greens (Vegan)

“An uncomplicated and aromatic dish that pleases your soul and satisfies.  Be sure to find the right type of lentil.  Red lentils (masoor dal) cook quickly and disintegrate to make the right base for this soupy-style dish. This dish is so fast and easy to make that I love to make this with other Indian […]

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Un-refried Black Beans with Chilis

(Un)Re-fried Black Beans and Chile’s (no lard)

“I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like Mexican Food.  Usually we think of a flour or corn tortilla paired with beans and your choice of toppings.  Typically the beans are refried and made with lard or fat.  This version contains none of that and substitutes bulgar wheat for lard which delivers the creamy consistency […]

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Spicy Potato Cauliflower Curry

Spicy Potato-Cauliflower Curry

“A delicious full-flavored curry dish that is as impressive looking as it is tasty.  Because this is especially good the next day, I usually make this recipe on my day off so I can use it as our lunch and dinner for the following days.  I also find I often make this dish for company. […]

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A New Cookbook In Review ~ Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

One of my newest and already favorite cookbooks is Appetite For Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.  I have found almost every recipe I make from this book is delicious.  As a flavor enthusiast I can never make a recipe by the book.  I always have to tweak this or that, add something entirely left out, or […]

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Crustless Potpie

Crustless Potpie Over Sweet Potato Biscuit

“Think “Turkey Dinner” without the turkey!  Or at least comfort food without all the guilt!  To me, this encompasses all the tastes of a home cooked turkey dinner–vegetarian style. Everyone loves pot pie but we all know it’s typically laden with calories and fat.  This vegetarian version satisfies your craving and makes you feel good afterwards. Instead of […]

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Savory Wheat Berry Salad

Savory Wheat Berry Salad

“This is a recipe I found and slightly tweaked by Barefoot Contessa. There is something so delicious and satisfying about this recipe.  When you make it you’ll think it will be alright.  But when you taste it, its amazingly savory! The sauteed onions, olive oil and balsamic vinegar all play nicely in this dish.” Ingredients 1 cup hard […]

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Turkish Garbanzo Bean Salad

Turkish Garbanzo Bean Salad

“A flavorful bean dish that works great as a side or a stand alone meal. I borrowed this recipe from PCC Natural Food Market. It’s also Vegetarian, Vegan, Corn-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Peanut-free, Soy-free, Tree nut-free and Wheat-free but NOT flavor-free! Very full flavored and delicious” Ingredients 4 cans garbanzo beans 3/4 cup red wine […]

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