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Lentil Dahl

Lentil Dahl

Ok, so there was this delightful picture of lentils and chickpea crepes I saw on Instagram at some point. I do not recall who posted it and I could not find it again, but it sent me on a hunt to find a Lentil Dahl recipe to go with chickpea cakes or crepes.  I also started this hunt because of tasty Indian food we had at the Bollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon a couple years back… I still can’t get…

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Gardener’s Pie (a.k.a. Shepherd’s Pie)

Gardener’s Pie (a.k.a. Shepherd’s Pie)

We have spent the last 10 days in England visiting family and during our stay we did not have one Shepherd’s Pie. So for our first relatively unjetlagged night home I cooked us a vegan Shepherd’s Pie that the family dubbed Gardener’s Pie instead.  The vegetable ingredients.  It was very delicious and I didn’t use Worcestershire sauce (it has anchovies in it) so I had to improvise with a bit of soy sauce, liquid aminos, and liquid smoke. This method…

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Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

Hello Winter and the dark days you bring. Thankfully during the winter months eating soup every day for two out of three meals is acceptable. Today I was craving tomato soup, but there was none to be found in my cupboard (this is often the case in this house). This soup grew into a recipe as I discovered what I had on hand in my kitchen. I found some fresh tomatoes on the counter that needed eating, some onion already…

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Stuffed Bell Peppers – no rice

Stuffed Bell Peppers – no rice

I have dreaded stuffed bell peppers for the majority of my life. For me they meant this tortured meal that consisted of a hard, crunchy, chewy, bland, gross thing I was forced to masticate and enjoy….. UGH. There was NEVER enough ketchup to cover up their nastiness. No offense to my mother growing up, she may have actually been making very good stuffed peppers, and I just wasn’t grown up enough to appreciate them, but they were disgusting. Also, I…

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Crock Pot New Mexican Pork

Crock Pot New Mexican Pork

I love food that warms the belly and soul. This is a New Mexican dish that is soul-warming, tasty, and feels like your stomach just gave you a hug! The sauce is fiery, red, and has just the right amount of spice to tinkle your tongue.    It started all because I saw this amazing recipe in a magazine of Cook’s Illustrated. They have a Braised Carne Adovada recipe in their recent magazine and I HAD to make it. I spent…

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Vegan Hearty Vegetable Stew

Vegan Hearty Vegetable Stew

…..it is winter and that means stew. Yes, yes, yes I realize there will be THOUSANDS of stew recipes on the internet this season to had to the millions that already exist. I have narrowed it by a bit since I made this stew vegan. Let’s see what happens. Do you love vegetables? I do. Don’t forget Parsley! Or the homemade bread! Of course, add some Gardein Beefless Beef Tips! Keek’s Kitchen Hearty Vegetable Stew about 8 servings Ingredients: 1…

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Margarita Chicken

Margarita Chicken

This whole week began with me asking my hubby what he wanted for dinners this week. He simply replied with “Mexican”. Therefore, I spent the next couple hours searching for more traditional dishes than the ones I usually make. I grew up for a good portion of my life in New Mexico and worked in a Mexican restaurant as my first legitimate job (I was a newspaper girl before that). Working around the spices and living amongst the Tex-Mex food…

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Teriyaki, Digestives, and Frigid Weather

Teriyaki, Digestives, and Frigid Weather

Over the weekend I made teriyaki and some homemade digestives. I was happy with all the results. I was nervous about making teriyaki. How the heck was I going to achieve the flavor Mark and I love about teriyaki without coming short. I’ve used teriyaki sauces before, they were disappointing compared to what you get at all the teriyaki places here. I don’t know why. Maybe they use the same thing, but since it comes in the take-out boxes from…

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