stews

Black-Eyed Peas and Cornmeal Dumplings

January 21, 2013 Dinner

This is one of my favorite recipes of the new year. It was a lucky find in the way back of last month’s Cooking Light magazine under the heading “Budget Cooking.” This is perfect for me right now because we are pinching our pennies tight this year in hopes of being homeowners sometime this decade. [...]

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Hearty Lentil Soup

October 4, 2012 Soups and Stews

I confess, this isn’t actually a new recipe. It’s one of the many that I posted years ago and have been wanting/meaning to update with nice photos and better copy. This recipe is one of my favorite staples, a winter trooper that I can always count on. It’s a no-brainer that anyone can make and [...]

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Khoresht Karafs (Celery Stew with Mint, Parsley and Dried Lime)

January 8, 2012 Dinner

I first tasted this dish at last month’s book club.  It’s a Persian celery-based stew that is typically made with lamb, but our lovely, accommodating host, made a vegan version for those of us who don’t eat meat. This soup is light and deeply flavorful. It’s composed of celery, mint, and parsley. But my favorite [...]

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Vegetarian “Chicken and Dumplings”

December 11, 2011 Dinner

Chicken and dumplings is one of my all-time favorite meals. It was the single biggest obstacle to my becoming a vegetarian. Life without chicken and dumplings just didn’t seem worth living. My mother is a wonderful, albeit reluctant, cook. On very rare occasions she’d make us chicken and dumplings. My heart would soar with excitement [...]

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Homemade Petros

October 17, 2011 Dinner

It may be that you’ve never heard of a Petro. As in Petro’s Chili and Chips. A fine Tennessee establishment. A Petro is simply a chili bowl with layered ingredients. A delicious fast-food concept that really should have caught on across the nation by now. Because many of you have not had the good fortune [...]

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Veggie Pot Pie with Black Pepper Biscuits

May 4, 2011 Dinner

For Easter Sunday I wanted to make a meal that my fiancé wouldn’t soon forget.  As soon as I saw Joy The Baker’s recipe for chicken pot pie, I knew it was the the recipe for me.  It also, quite coincidentally, served as the long lost veggie pot pie recipe I’d been searching everywhere for. [...]

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