Category Archive: Seafood-free

Spiced Sweet Potatoes

I heart sweet potatoes. And if you want the sweet-potatoiest sweet potato, go for the garnet variety, which I tend to find in the organic section (all the better!). Here, I peeled and… Continue reading

Cranberry Relish

This is an extremely easy cranberry dish to make; so easy, in fact, that I learned to make it 25 years ago in my kindergarten class. It’s been a family favorite ever since.… Continue reading

Tortilla Soup

Most tortilla soups are made with chicken, but this is a vegan one. I started by making a vegetable broth of green and red bell peppers, onions, garlic, pablano peppers, ancho (dried pablono)… Continue reading

Snap Peas With Ginger and Garlic

Ginger and garlic, one of heaven’s pairings. This time, I used them to make a quick lunch, combining them with snap peas, tamari sauce, and sesame oil. Most soy sauces have wheat in… Continue reading

Stuffed Grape Leaves

In my last post, I said that if you are presented with the simple sauteed insides of a zucchini, then you should know that something more complicated is not too far away. So here it… Continue reading

Lib al Kousa

Arabs have a thing for stuffing leaves and vegetables, one of the most common being zucchini. And when you hollow it out, you’re left with a bunch of zucchini (kousa) insides (lib), which… Continue reading

Mujadara

Lentils are among the most ancient of foods, especially in the Middle East. They are also one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Rice and lentils paired together create a complete protein… Continue reading

Bubble Tea

Some years ago, I was introduced to bubble tea by Tina, Zena, and Nancy. Not only do we still enjoy bubble tea together on occasion, but the drink itself always reminds me of them.… Continue reading

Masala Chai

Mmmmm……..warm, spicy, milky, sweet, fragrant tea. Why buy it from a cafe or pre-packaged when you can make it fresh? There are variations to the spices in different regions of India (as well,… Continue reading

Vegetable Pizzette

A few days ago, I asked some friends what dishes they would like to see on this blog. One answered (specifically on Saturday at 7:36pm), “Something with peppers and onions.” And so begins… Continue reading