Category Archives: Vegetarian

Breakfast: Refried Beans and First-Fried Egg

I held a Cinco de Mayo dinner back on May 5th, and we had a great time, and all together too much food.  The vegetarian chili was a big hit, and some of it went home with omnivores.  I plan … Continue reading

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Chinese Okra Stir Fry with Egg, Bean Sprout, and Chinese Chives

I think I have a thing for okra going.  (But as noted below, this veggie is NOT related to the African or western okra at all.)  Not long ago I posted a different okra recipe, the Paleo Baked Okra with … Continue reading

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Bitter Melon Stir Fry. Visiting the Korean Supermarket, H-Mart. Blue Zones.

  I’m currently in a local book discussion group, where monthly for four or five months, we are meeting to discuss the book by Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution:  Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People. The Blue … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos

Tex-Mex fusion with eastern Asia?  BTW, this recipe is vegan, and it turned out top notch, speaking as an omnivore.  I am looking forward to making this soon again.  Very soon. Tempeh originated in Indonesia, most specifically on the island … Continue reading

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Paleo Battered Okra, with Coconut Flakes

Usually, I can’t seem to find quality okra in most supermarkets… it is a food for a distinct audience, which doesn’t seem to include my New England environment.  But I do find it in East Asian and in Indian groceries, … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Pizza-Like Cheese Melts with Indian or Mexican Influences

Inspired by both Indian and by Mexican thin flatbreads. Okay, these lack tomato (though the recipe can be adapted easily, and although one of my favorite pizza slices at the pizzeria in Litchfield CT is a cheese/shrimp/broccoli one), no tomatoes … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Ethiopian Black-Eyed Pea Stew

I adapted a dish originally made by the chef Marcus Samuelsson, for Black History Month.  (I don’t know if this is a thing elsewhere in the world besides the US.) My changes (in addition to downsizing a bit as 8-10 … Continue reading

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