Bisi Bele Bhath (Rice with Lentils and Spices)

This combination of rice, toor dal, vegetables and spices is essentially a south Indian variation of north Indian kitcheree — the classic one-pot meal — with the use of tamarind, coconut, aromatic spices and a tempering characteristic of south Indian cooking. The bisi bele spice mix is a rather unique …

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Chickpea Olive Salad with Za’atar and Cherry Tomatoes

With temperatures soaring at the end of May, a simple salad was just what I wanted for dinner. Of course, simple is very often the tastiest, especially when it’s simple that you want and you’re using great ingredients. I’ve been enjoying finding ways to use za’atar lately — a highly …

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My Legume Love Affair #96 – June Edition 2016

I’m excited to host My Legume Love Affair this month. As many of my readers will know, this is a long running event focusing on the goodness of legumes, started by lovely Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook and now administered by me of Lisa’s Kitchen. Each month we have …

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No Croutons Required Soup and Salad Roundup for May 2016 – Early Summer Edition

It was my turn to host No Croutons Required this month. As many of my readers will know, this is a monthly roundup of vegetarian and vegan soups and salads alternately hosted by my dear friend Jacqueline and myself. We had a nice turnout this month and so I have …

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Cannellini Bean and Asparagus Salad with Mushrooms

After an uncommonly cool spring, it is suddenly blazing hot here in southwestern Ontario. So this means that salads are in order, both to cool and refresh the palate and to avoid hovering over a hot stove for lengthy periods of time. This sudden heat wave also happens to coincide …

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Vegan Cauliflower and Broccoli Mornay

I haven’t made broccoli Mornay for ages, but it’s a classic baked cheese and vegetable casserole. Oddly enough, though, I dreamed about this dish the other night, giving me an instant craving. But this time around, I wasn’t content to make the classic Cheddar version … too much cheese has …

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Red Kidney Bean Jambalaya

This thick and hearty vegetable stew is a vegetarian version of the classic spicy Cajun jambalaya stew loaded with red kidney beans, brown rice and plenty of vegetables. And once the beans are cooked, it’s essentially a simple one-pot meal with everything you need for a complete meal. The Cajun …

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No Croutons Required – Calling out for Vegetarian Soups and Salads

It’s my turn to host No Croutons Required this month. Alternately hosted by my good friend Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa’s Kitchen, this event features vegetarian soups and salads. It seems spring has finally arrived, so I expect we will be seeing more salads than soups, but those bloggers …

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Creamy Chickpea, Mushroom and Brown Rice Casserole

My photo does not do this dish justice, but I assure you though that this casserole is not to be missed. For those of you who may have been raised on chicken pot pies, this creamy chickpea is very much like a vegan rendition of this comfort food classic, and …

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Ethiopian-Style Red Lentil and Okra in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

I haven’t been posting much because I have been making recipes that have already been documented in this space. That said, I do have a recipe to present that has been sitting in my draft folder for quite a while. That’s a shame, because it is a good one and …

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