Tag: Quarantine cooking

Roasted Carrot and Grain Salad

Grain salads are a great lunch or side dish. Grains are very nutritious, and full of fiber so they are satiating. Add in some colorful vegetables, sweet and chewy dried apricots, crunchy walnuts, and a zippy vinaigrette, and it makes a dish that is both beautiful and exciting for the palate. For this recipe I

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White Bean and Cabbage Soup

This white bean and cabbage soup is extremely basic. I debated whether or not to post it because it’s almost too simple. However, it’s a current favorite, and so good that I’m sharing the recipe anyway. This humble soup is also very inexpensive to make. It’s little more than beans, cabbage, onion, garlic, and bay

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Curried Lentil and Butternut Squash Soup

This is a hearty vegan soup, loosely inspired by flavors of Indian dal and curry. My sister’s mother-in-law brought Dave and I dal after Phillie was born. I loved how flavorful it was, especially from the cardamom pods. Later that fall I began experimenting with this soup recipe. It is very flavorful from spices like

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Sweet Potato Nachos

These “nachos” are so satisfying. They hit most of the flavors I love in real nachos, but with the added nutrition and satiating fiber of sweet potatoes. I mentioned in my Lasagna Spaghetti Squash post how I’m happy to incorporate extra vegetables into my meals when I can. While I’ll never turn down a good

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Lasagna Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash has been a normal part of our fall and winter dinner rotation for years. While I do also eat pasta and carbs, I love vegetables too, and I’m always happy to get extra veggies into our meals. We have roasted spaghetti squash with tomato sauce and mozzarella many times over the years, but

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Quarantine Cooking: Dried Beans Cheat Sheet

Dried beans covid

Dried beans are a part of my family’s normal stocked pantry. I keep some canned beans on hand for short-cuts, but I prefer the process of cooking beans from the dried state myself when I have time. Beans in a can are usually just water and salt. Homemade beans can have whatever your heart desires.

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