Entrees

Bowls of various legumes (chickpeas, green peas, red lentils, canadian lentils, indian lentils, black lentils, green lentils; yellow peas, green mung beans) on wooden background
Cauliflower Chaat

Cauliflower Chaat

By Lauren | June 17, 2022

Quick to the table and full of flavor this Cauliflower Chaat is a perfect summer dish. Serve it hot or pack it up for a picnic side. My recipe was inspired by Tejal Rao’s Cauliflower…

Potato Leek Pizza

Potato Leek Pizza

By Lauren | May 21, 2022

Make this once and you will wonder why you ever ate pizza any other way.  The potatoes slices turn golden and crispy on top and soft and creamy where they lay against the earthy layer…

Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

By Lauren | May 6, 2022

I must admit that the pizza fan in me was a bit skeptical when my friend Jhuma proposed this recipe for dinner.  But being a lover of veggies in all forms I was game to…

Broccoli Quinoa Bake

Broccoli Quinoa Bake

By Lauren | April 29, 2022

In Germany this constructed and baked dish is called in auflauf.  In my busy mom/high school teacher day I swore by them. Because like most moms I rose early to get ahead of the day…

Sweet Potato Curry

Warming Sweet Potato Curry

By Lauren | April 22, 2022

When the high of the day is 48 degrees along coastal Maine, there’s nothing better than a warming vegetable curry.  I was inspired to make this dish oil free, not a skill I had practiced…

Creamy Polenta and Greens

Creamy Polenta and Greens

By Lauren | February 25, 2022

What can I say, I love my comfort food and boy this one serves up cozy goodness with each bite.  A simple dish, ready to serve in 30 minutes.    The Greens 2 bunches of…

Roasted Aloo Gobi

Roasted Aloo Gobi

By Lauren | February 3, 2022

On the counter was a head of cauliflower, 5 medium yukon potatoes, and a small sweet fresh from the farm cabbage just asking to become something yummy. What could I create with such a short…

Sheet Pan Gnocci

Sheet Pan Gnocchi

By Lauren | November 12, 2021

Mentally and creatively caught up this week in explorations beyond my kitchen I was in search of straightforward simplicity. Inspired by Ali Slagle’s NYT recipe I ad-libbed my own version using what I could scavenge…

Aubergine Stacks

Aubergine Stacks

By Lauren | October 29, 2021

I love these yummy stacks and although they require a few steps the results are so worth it.  The presentation is just beautiful. 2 servings as a main dish Stacks Ingredients 2 medium aubergine sliced…

Sri Lankan Coconut Greens and Dal

Sri Lankan Coconut Greens and Dal

By Lauren | October 22, 2021

I love nothing better than a good dal and so when I come across an exceptional one I really take notice. Meera Sodha never fails to deliver recipes that are spot-on the spice and easy…

Crispy Polenta & White Beans

Creamy White Beans over Crispy Polenta

By Lauren | September 24, 2021

One of my favorite kitchen challenges is to capture the essence of a dish with only my memory of the flavors as a guide. While I may not have captured the exquisite visual appeal, the…

Eggplant and Lentil Stew

Eggplant and Lentil Stew

By Lauren | September 3, 2021

Here’s a stew inspired by Yotom Ottolenghi to carry you into fall and it is a much deserved helping of pure comfort in a bowl.  Ingredients Olive oil 1 Red onion, peeled and finely chopped…