Vegetarian

Fluffy whole wheat vegan pancakes

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  I am not vegan. But that does not mean that I cannot appreciate a good pancake when I sink my teeth into one. This recipe was inspired by my good friend T. She is vegan. She also happens to be tall, blond, slim and witty. Who knows, maybe eating more vegan would shake some […]

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Easy vegetable coconut curry soup

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  Feel like something different tonight? try this soup. It really lives up to its name. It’s easy, it’s curried, it has coconut milk goodness in it and you can use up almost any vegetable you happen to neglect in the back of your fridge. I always have root vegetables such as carrots, onions, potatoes […]

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Whole wheat Banana muffins

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How often have you tried preparing a muffin recipe boasting 12 or 24 muffins and ended up with several disappointed empty cups? I do that all the time. Even when I (shamefully) tried these ready-made-just-add-water muffin mixes, I still had to leave some of the cups muffin-less. Now that my conscience is clear, I can proceed to […]

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Rebellious red spaghetti

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  This pasta dish breaks all conventions known to good italian cooking. The spaghetti noodles are allowed to cook until soft. They are (lo and behold) broken in half before immersed in boiling water (but don’t tell  my husband), the uncooked, quickie, hassle free sauce is mixed with the pasta and you are NOT to serve it immediately, […]

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Daily minutes and cucumber salad

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This Friday morning I woke up determined to get back in the saddle. Four weeks of utter chaos (aka “vacation”) left me yearning for some good old routine. The queen of toddlers is back on track, in daycare and away from indulgent grand parents influence, my husband is back at work. Now its up to baby Tom and me […]

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Pasta Putanesca

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  It’s cold. And grey. My baby just got his vaccines and diligently proceeded to present all the text-book side effects. So he is crying, and feverish, and sick. I literally had to wash all the bedding in the house. Twice. In days like these I like to pretend it is summer. That all I have to […]

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Bread Machine Whole wheat bread 2.0

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This bread is even better than it’s predecessor. It’s lighter, fluffier and the crust has a nice crunch to it. I’m getting there people! I am still working on a bread machine Challah (traditional jewish egg bread. Very YUM). Recipe will surely follow once I am pleased with my results (being a perfectionist, it might take […]

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On bravery and meatloaf (and broccoli mashed potatoes)

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  Yesterday we went sliding. On the snow. Downhill. Now, for many of you this may sound like a perfectly normal weekend family activity for a cold December morning. Many of you, I presume, were also born with skates attached to your feet. I, on the other hand, prefer my ground nice and solid. Maybe […]

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The quest for bread Machine Whole wheat Bread

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  You know how they say that bread machines require meticulous measurements, respect for the ingredient order and an exact recipe? I read that too. Only I’m too stubborn hard-headed adventuress to listen. I want to have daily fresh whole wheat bread, I do not have a bakery near by, nor do I always have the time/energy […]

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Hungarian Potato soup

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I love this soup. It has always been my recipe to fall back on when I needed something good and hearty, but did not have the budget/time/energy to deliver. It is good, it looks nice, it ain’t fussy and it won’t cost you much. Thanks dad. I often double the quantity of vegetables, all except the […]

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