Category Archives: Almost-Vegan

New Year and Some New Dishes

Today was a fine day for inventing a new dish for lunch and for trying out two recipes I had never attempted before, for dinner. Lunch was inspired by available elements of past, present, and future salads. Favorite tools played … Continue reading

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Linguine with Spinach, and Garlic — and Early Year Successes

January and February are busy months because I teach a course during the first six weeks. As a result I do less cooking — and as a corollary, less blogging. Barbara happily and ably leapt into the void, and she … Continue reading

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Mushroom Bourguignon

A few days ago, after re-subscribing to the New York Times Cooking Section, I saw an attractive recipe for Mushroom Bourguignon by Melissa Clark. If you’ve read this blog over time, you may have noticed that three of my favorite … Continue reading

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Salads: Beans (x 3), and Claremont (origin NJ)

I don’t eat a lot of salads, but last week I had four different (and quite delicious) ones. It started late in the week, when I was cleaning out a closet holding my dried beans stash, along with packs of … Continue reading

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Antipasto for Lunch, Herbed Artichoke Galette for Dinner, and Black Peppercorns for Everything

Antipasto I had defrosted the second loaf from my last batch of 40% Whole Wheat Bread, so it was time for Bruschetta at lunch.  One recipe that caught my eye recently was Bruschetta Bianca from the Union Square Cafe cookbook.  … Continue reading

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Ikarian Baked Vegetables, Improved

We’ve been reading and cooking with the book, Blue Zones Kitchen.  It’s interesting reading, contains some good recipes, and it fits well with all we have learned about healthy food and lifestyles in the past 10 years and more.  We … Continue reading

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New Pasta Dish, but No Food Photos

Sometimes I get so absorbed in whatever I am cooking that I forget (or don’t have time) to take any photos.  This was pretty much the case last night at dinner. Things started simply enough.  I was inspired by a … Continue reading

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Tidbits

Some of my best meals are made with leftover components from dishes made earlier in the week.  Such is the case for today’s lunch. I had a small package of Black Trumpet Mushrooms (my newly-annointed favorite mushroom), but it was … Continue reading

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Lunches: Variations on Some Themes

Recent meals have gone so well that I’ve been motivated to continue some of the themes.  Three elements stood out: grilled or pan-fried bread peppers sautéed greens so I had several variations for lunches this week.  The first included a … Continue reading

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The Joys of Bok Choy

Barbara got me started on this kick a few weeks ago.  She had made a Turmeric-Ginger Dumpling Soup recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine.  It featured Bok Choy and is made with frozen vegetable dumplings (ours are from Trader Joe’s).  The … Continue reading

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