Category Archives: Vegetarian

Greek Tzatziki or Persian/Iranian Mast-o-Khiar

I understand the main difference between these two yogurt dishes is that the Iranian version is thicker, and may more often contain mint instead of (or with) the dill.  The Greek version often uses strained yogurt, but I decided not … Continue reading

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Okra, Mediterranean Style

Okay, I LOVE okra.  I got a pound of it at my farmer’ market ten days ago, and another pound this past weekend. This stuff is FRESH!  It will last a lot better and longer than the okra I see … Continue reading

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Cucamelon!!

I’ve just discovered a brand new veggie at my farmer’s market! Meet the deceptively lowly cucamelon!  (And it’s technically a fruit.) It hails from Mexico and other areas of Central America, and is related to the cucumber (same taxonomic family). … Continue reading

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Korean Bok Choy Salad

Two of the three most recent cook books to cross my threshold have been: Maangchi, Real Korean Cooking:  Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook (2015) Russ Crandall, Paleo Take Out: Restaurant Favorites without the Junk (2015) (The third was a seafood … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin with Onions and Cabbage

I’ve been wanting to make this for a while – the last time I tried I ended up nearly slicing off a finger tip using the mandoline without the finger guard, and forgot about making the recipe as I’d planned. … Continue reading

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Dehydrating Fruit: Strawberries or Grape Tomatoes

I am so not a sweet-tooth!  I can’t stand most dehydrated fruits, because by the very act of dehydration, every single flavor gets concentrated.  Which in the case of fruit, means sugar.   Thankfully, over the years I’ve weaned myself off … Continue reading

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Root Veggies on the Grill

The grill is out and available; I’m gonna GRILL! I use a charcoal grill — you can use any sort of grill you have available.  What you want is to have is a “direct heat” area and an “indirect heat” … Continue reading

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