Weekly Food: Black Bean Chilaquiles and White Bean & Swiss Chard Soup

Last week was all about beans. I usually try to think of two very different dishes each week so that we have some variety for our taste buds. Sometimes this works better than others. Sometimes (like last week), I manage to get very different flavors with similar ingredients. I probably wouldn’t do a bean-bean pairing [...]

Weekly Food: Chickpea Curry & Peanut Noodles

Sadly, I didn’t get any pictures of our food last week. Nonetheless, it was tasty, easy-to-make stuff, and I did learn an important lesson: turmeric-laden foods are best eaten attentively, especially when one’s skirt is dry clean only. Recipe 1: Chickpea Curry I found this recipe over at a blog called Vegetarian Perspective thanks to [...]

Weekly Food: Quinoa, Broccoli & Cheese Casserole and Vegan Pad Thai

Hmm. It looks like I’m way behind on my April posts. It’s crunch time for homework these days, so it’s been hard to blog after spending all day at work on my computer & all evening doing homework on my computer. Rest assured, though, that Sara and I have not missed a meal. In fact, [...]

Weekly Food: Mock Duck Stew and Snobby Joes

We are eating Sara’s favorite meal this week — mock duck stew! For those of you who don’t live in an area abounding with mock duck (aka Minneapolis), basically it’s some flavored wheat gluten, so you could probably make this with seitan. Recipe 1: Mock Duck Stew Mock Duck Stew (serve over egg noodles) 3 [...]

Weekly Food: Lemon Lentil Spinach Soup and Wild Rice Salad

I don’t come from a touchy-feely sort of family, but last week I felt compelled (in the midst of peeling butternut squash and juicing lemons) to call my mother to thank her for cooking healthy meals for us while I was growing up. The impetus: An MPR story on childhood obesity. I realize now what [...]

Weekly Food: Barley, Mushroom, & Asparagus Salad and Mole Skillet Pie

Yikes! How did I get behind on blogging over spring break? I blame it partially on homework and midterms due over this alleged break, partially on my job, partially on a plethora of Aries birthdays, and more substantially on my recent discovery of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Rest assured, we did eat last week in [...]

Weekly Food: Falafel and Pho

The much-anticipated festivities for Sara’s birthday begin this week. It’s a pretty big deal, so we chose two dishes that don’t take a lot of time to make. Up first: falafel Falafel is one thing I refuse to make from a box/mix, because it’s so easy and tastes so much better homemade. I’ve been trying [...]

Weekly Food: Samosa Filling and Mango Ginger Tofu Sandwiches

This week we’re eating two recipes from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s Vegan With A Vengeance, plus some extras. Meal number one is my all-time favorite food ever: samosa filling. The recipe is actually for samosas, but after making them a couple of times I figured why bother with cutting out dough when I can just skip [...]

Weekly Food: Greens & Quinoa Pie and Yakisoba

This is probably obvious by now, but I don’t eat meat. My wife eats meat, but not at home because I don’t cook it and she won’t cook it (it’s a level of cutting-board consciousness that I don’t think either of us is up for). People often inquire about how we get along, but as [...]

Weekly Food: Charmoula Tempeh and Sweet Potato Burritos

Just a quick hit because I forgot to post last week’s menu. Our two dishes were Charmoula Tempeh with Vegetable Couscous from Peter Berley’s Fresh Food Fast and Sweet Potato Burritos from allrecipes. The tempeh has been a favorite of mine for several years now. In fact, it was the meal I cooked for Sara [...]