Category Archives: Vegetarian

Skillet Mac and Cheese with Veggies

For many in America, mac & cheese is “comfort food”. We didn’t grow up with it as such, which is why I usually put the word “comfort” into quotes.  One man’s comfort is another’s discomfort… When we did have it, it was … Continue reading

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Onigirazu – Japanese Rice Sandwiches

I discovered this idea quite by accident while surfing around on You Tube, and decided to create my own Onigirazu — basically sushi rice wrapped with a nori sheet to form a pocket, with whatever inside the rice that stirs … Continue reading

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Oatmeal with Figs in the Rice Cooker

I just ordered this wonderful cookbook for getting the most out of a rice cooker.  The Ultimate Rice Cooker, by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann, talks about the two main types of rice cookers (Fuzzy logic and on/off), and provides a LOT … Continue reading

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Okra, Mushroom, Tomato, Onion, Kashmiri Masala

The inspiration for this dish was Indian — but having come home from surgery earlier that day, I didn’t have the stamina to go whole-barrel on this one.  In fact, I’d prepped the okra the day before.  Kashmiri paste /masala … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Borscht

While beet soup (Eastern European Borscht) is sometimes made with beef broth/stock, this one is made with a veggie broth.  And, since I didn’t have the regular purple beets in my fridge, the color on this one will not be … Continue reading

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Black Japonica Rice with Cabbage, Endive and (Optional) Farmer’s Cheese

Black Japonica rice – I discovered it recently.  I bought a cup to investigate.  It is mostly purple-black.  It’s a short-grained rice.  You will find a photo of it, raw, at the end of this post. Prep Time:  20 minutes, … Continue reading

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Kashmiri Masala/Curry Paste

Here’s the Kashmiri Curry Paste recipe I used for the Khatta Meat I posted the other day.  The recipe is adapted from The Curry Guy’s recipe.   My main adaptation was to change “vegetable oil” to “grapeseed oil”, because it … Continue reading

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