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Tofu-stuffed eggplant with mushroom ragout

Tonight I made a new recipe. Clare had bought some mushrooms the other day, and I bought eggplant yesterday. I thought that an eggplant mushroom ragout sounded good, though I didn’t know exactly what it would entail. I googled it, and found 2 good possibilities. The first possibility, which I did not choose, was more […]

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A year of new recipes

My resolution for 2009 was to make 52 new recipes throughout the year, or roughly one per week. I tracked my progress using kibotzer.com. I didn’t quite reach my goal, but I ended up making 45 new recipes, and I am pretty satisfied with that. Most of the recipes were from cookbooks I already own […]

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Rigatoni with seitan puttanesca sauce

This was my last new recipe for 2009, and it was fairly improvised. I had recently looked up puttanesca in wikipedia, discovering that it is a “pantry dish”, meaning that most of the ingredients are staples in an Italian pantry, and mine too. I did alter it a bit. Normally it has anchovies, which I […]

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Penne with butternut squash sauce

We are leaving for vacation tomorrow, so I have been trying to use up what is in the house. One thing I had on hand was a butternut squash. One of our favorite recipes is corn, bean, and squash soup, but we have had that several times recently, so I decided to try something different. […]

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Mjadra sandwich

While we were in Michigan over Thanksgiving we stopped at our favorite Middle Eastern restaurant in Ann Arbor, Jerusalem Garden, for a tasty mjadra sandwich. Mjadra is basically just lentils, caramelized onions, and either rice or bulgar. I haven’t been able to find it at restaurants in Colorado, so I decided to try to make […]

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