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Posts tagged as “vegetarian friendly”

Eggplant and Red Lentil Daal


Indian food has always been an elusive thing for me to make at home. Thai, I can manage—Dave is particularly good at cooking it. Italian, of course. French, too. Indian, though, has been a no-go. Now, I’ll be the first one in the car if we’re going out for Indian…

Quick Tips for Cauliflower Rice


Along with the rest of the world, Dave and I recently discovered cauliflower rice, and it has become something that we really enjoy eating now as a side dish with pretty much everything. It's easy to make and the same "blank canvas" as rice to which a variety of flavors and ingredients can be added. Unlike rice, though, it's much quicker to cook—a big reason why I like it—fewer carbs, and more nutritious. Here are a few quick tips for how to make it.

Chickpea Stew


I don't know about you, but the second the temperature starts to turn and I can see the first few leaves start to turn color on the trees, it's my shameless cue to start getting into "fall mode": out come the cozy, oversized hoodies and scarves; the Halloween decorations start to unearth themselves from boxes in the basement, ready to be hung sometime towards the end of September; and soup or stew gets put back on my dinner menu at least once a week.

Smoky Eggplant Dip


I made this dip recently out of both necessity and a need for something healthy to snack on. I had a Japanese eggplant in the fridge that I bought with the intention to make stir-fry as a quick weeknight dinner. Plans changed one night and by the time I revisited…

Pantry Raid: Mushroom Barley Soup


Soup is often my go-to lunch since it’s quick and easy to grab from a store or a work cafeteria. I always have a stockpile of some kind of soup or chili in the freezer for when I don’t feel like cooking when I get home in the evening, too, which I thaw…