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Lentil Ambrosia Soup

“Lentils are friendly—the Miss Congeniality of the bean world.” ~ Laurie Colwin, American Fiction Writer My confession: I hate peas in a soup! Hate ’em! But, oddly enough, I absolutely love lentils in a soup! Love ’em! The whys and hows are a very long story indeed. But, suffice it to say that when I […]

One of my last bastions of “instant” food was rice and couscous. I couldn’t imagine myself EVER being able to make one that tasted as good as the Near East brand does. Papa thought this was silly, as couscous is meant to be dead simple. But Mama was holding onto her 1980’s instant food upbringing […]

Meat-Free Sloppy Joes

Mmmmmm, yum. I just adore sloppy joes. They were not a regular staple in my life before I became a vegetarian but they always remained a special treat, a once-in-a-while thing that occurred mostly during summer and autumn. But I have to admit that I am so excited about all the cooking and exploration that […]

Basic Lentil Burgers

Sometimes I think that there are more lentil burger recipes out there than there are soup recipes. But of course I am exaggerating a bit. Still I know of quite a few variations on the theme, so I thought that, for now, I would just post the basic recipe that I tend to use and […]

Confetti Trail Mix #1

Trail mixes are a specialty of mine. The combinations are made up randomly on the spot of whatever I have handy. That is why I call them confetti, whatever colorful scraps of paper are laying around, so to speak. I like to use some of the same ingredients in each mix, just personal preferences I […]

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