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Curry Lentil and Squash Soup with Cilantro Yogurt

This is a great meatless meal for when you have winter squash you want to use up or if you just want a hearty bowl of warm soup. Or maybe you’re just bored and you want a food project that will take about an hour. This is what to do if any of those […]

Asian-Fusion Tuna Tacos

This was a delightfully odd mix of a meal. I saw the original recipe and thought it sounded somewhat interesting but both jwa and I really, really liked the resulting dinnerc. I am always a fan of tacos and these were no exception. I got some local Oregon coast Albacore Tuna Loin from Flying […]

Quinoa & Lentil Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

This is a very easy dinner or even a make-ahead lunch for the next day. Especially, if you already have cooked lentils (the steamed lentils at Trader Joe’s are seriously one of the best things ever). I have also made this with farro and lentils and that is just as delicious.

If I make […]

Egyptian Red Lentil Soup

I have made quite a few batches of lentil soup in my time. All of them have been pretty good but this is the first one that I have absolutely, completely loved. I am giving credit for that to two things.

Thing #1 – I used awesome, homemade lamb stock for my soup, […]

Black Bean Soup with Cumin and Jalapeño

This marks the return of Thursday soup nights. For awhile last Winter, I was coming home from work on Thursday nights and making a big pot of interesting soup. I decided to start up the tradition again this year and the first experiment was this cumin-y, black bean soup. I thought it had great […]