Pumpkin Lentil Soup

Gah! I made this soup tonight and had to write down the recipe as soon as I finished eating it so that I don’t forget. This soup is so good. I had a bumper crop of pie pumpkins in my garden this year (see my harvest in the picture), so I have lots of pumpkin [...]

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 [...]