Category Archives: Vegetarian

Little Meals

As I get older (and hopefully, a little wiser), I choose more often to eat “Little Meals” instead of full-fledged plates (e.g. meat, starch, and vegetable). They come in many forms, are relatively quick to prepare, can be eaten any … Continue reading

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Two Meals of Grains — One at Home, One Dining Out

Last week I had two excellent dishes featuring grains. The first was made at home, with Pearled Black Barley from Maine Grains. The vegetables in the dish included sweet red peppers, chopped fennel, tomatoes, and onions. Protein was enhanced with … Continue reading

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Broccoli Rabe with Matzo Balls

When it comes to ethnicity, food, and wine, I encourage vigorous interactions. They usually produce results that are unorthodox, exciting, and very successful. Such was the case with my lunch today. Our local farmers produce excellent vegetables, including greens of … Continue reading

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#21 – Moroccan Eggplant and Olive Tagine

I bought my first computer in 1995, for the explicit purpose of scanning recipes from food magazines I had saved. I knew computers were available earlier, but I needed two accessories in addition to accomplish my goal: (1) a high-quality … Continue reading

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Fine Pasta Lunch in Less than 30 Minutes

Most packaged dry pastas cook in about 12 minutes or less. Last week I was able to do a delicious pasta lunch from scratch very quickly. Ingredients 170 g Penne pasta from La Dolda (or any good short pasta) chopped … Continue reading

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Grilled Manchego Cheese and Wild Mushroom Crostini

My favorite simple lunch these days is made with nothing more than bread, wild mushrooms, and sheep milk cheese. Sometimes I embellish it slightly, in this case with a few cherry tomatoes. Sometimes I use a slice or two of … Continue reading

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Late, Quick Lunch

It was close to 2 PM, and I hadn’t even thought about lunch. My go-to meal in this situation is normally a pasta dish, so I searched the cabinets for a small bag of dried pasta, leftover from a previous … Continue reading

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Salad of Chioggia Beets, Daikon Radish, and Sorrel

One of the joys of being in New England during the last 10 years had been the explosion of high quality, local farmers who are providing fresh fruits and vegetables to passionate cooks like us. This month I’ve written a … Continue reading

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Fresh Porcini, Finally Cooked Right

If you love mushrooms, as I do, at some point you will have the pleasure of eating fresh Porcinis. I have found that the ones from Italy are far better than any others I’ve tried (US Northwest, Slovenia, etc.) Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Raving About Radicchio

I have always loved bitter greens, and most of all, Radicchio di Treviso. One of my best meals in March was a salad made with Tuna Fish, Radicchio, and Cannellini Beans. Thinly-sliced Castelfranco Radicchio and chopped Gaeta olives were all … Continue reading

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