chickpea potato curry
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Chickpea Potato Coconut Curry

Hubby suggested I make a vegetarian curry with chickpeas, and I'm very happy with the way this one turned out. It's vegan, too. The sauce is thick and creamy. I recommend serving it over brown rice or with a flat bread to soak up the delicious sauce. Ingredients: 1/2 onion, chopped2 medium potatoes3 cups water1… Continue reading Chickpea Potato Coconut Curry

ground chicken quesadillas
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Ground Chicken Quesadillas

Mexican cuisine is one of my faves because it's very high on the savory quotient, and certain dishes are relatively easy to cook at home. I haven't made quesadillas in a long time, and I was inspired to cook them for a weeknight meal. A note on serving: There's more than one way to dish… Continue reading Ground Chicken Quesadillas

oven roasted pork shoulder
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Oven-Roasted Pork Shoulder

I got the idea for a pork roast from Better Homes and Gardens. They recommend cooking pork shoulder in the oven for a few hours until tender, then shredding the meat and using it in various dishes. I enjoyed cooking this roast on Sunday. We made carnitas with it for dinner, and there was plenty… Continue reading Oven-Roasted Pork Shoulder

creamy cheesy penne with tuna
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Creamy, Cheesy Penne with Tuna

We were watching Matty Matheson's take on tuna noodle casserole a few nights ago, and I was inspired to riff on it. My dish isn't a classic tuna noodle casserole--it doesn't go in the oven--but it does retain the creaminess and cheesiness of the original idea. Also, I use albacore tuna steaks instead of canned… Continue reading Creamy, Cheesy Penne with Tuna

pappardelle tofu crushed peanuts
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Pappardelle with Tofu and Crushed Peanuts

I made this vegetarian dish using tofu and crushed peanuts for protein. I also used the scallions growing in our garden. Ingredients: 1/2 pack pappardelle 1/2 garlic head, diced 1 cup peanuts, crushed (use mortar and pestle or food processor) 1 pack silken tofu 1 whole scallion stalk, chopped sesame oil to taste soy sauce… Continue reading Pappardelle with Tofu and Crushed Peanuts