smoky chickpeas & pasta

soak a whole pound of

chickpeas for extra chickpeas

and aquafaba

source, 4 servings

oil: 1 c small tomatoes, 1/2 c olive oil, tiny can tomato paste, 2 T smoked paprika, 1/2 t kosher salt; pasta: 1 lb fettuccini, cooked al dente, tied into 8 nests; 2 T olive oil, 1 c dried chickpeas soaked overnight in 2 inches of water & 1/2 t soda, drained; 1/2 t soda, 2 t minced garlic; toppings: parsley, lemon

oil: char tomatoes in a dry pan, add rest, simmer 15 minutes, stand; pasta: fry nests in oil until golden, remove from pan; add peas & garlic to hot oil, cook 1 minute, add 4 c water, soda, salt, cook down 15 minutes or until peas are done; add pasta, top with sauce, parsley, lemon


when cooking the beans

with the oil let a crust

form on the bottom

6 servings, beans source, tortillas source, previous version

beans: 1 lb black beans, 1 T kosher salt, 1 t soda, 2 bay leaves, 2 T oil, 1 T cumin; salsa: 2 tomatoes, 1 small red onion, 2 avocadoes, juice of 2 limes, 1 t kosher salt, 1/4 c cilantro, 1 chile; tortillas: 2 heaping c flour, 1 stick earth balance vegan buttery sticks, melted; 1.5 kosher salt, 1 1/4 t powder, 1/2 c + 2 T hot water; toppings: vegan cheese, greens

cover beans, soda, salt in 2 inches water, soak overnight; add bay leaves, simmer until tender; cook down with oil and cumin; salsa: chop & slice veggies, mix; tortillas: mix dry ingredients with paddle, stream in butter, then water, knead 2 mins, rest, covered, 1-2 hours; form 8 balls, rest 30 minutes, press; cook in hot ungreased nonstick pan 1 min/side until tortillas puff slightly & brown spots form; top tortillas with beans, salsa, greens, cheese

cauliflower, coconut, cashew curry

cashews in oil

fried in a hot pan will burn

when a back is turned

source, 4 servings

1 inch ginger+4 cloves garlic+1 chile+pinch kosher salt, mashed; 2 T canola oil, 2 chopped onions, tiny can tomato paste, 1 can coconut milk, coriander, cumin, chili powder, garam masala, florets from 1 head cauliflower, 1/2 c frozen peas, serve with: 3/4 c cashews fried in 2 T canola oil until browning; cilantro, lemon wedges, rice

heat oil, onion, spices, tomato paste, ginger mixture, cook 10 minutes until browning in spots, add cauliflower, cook until browning, add milk, simmer 10 minutes, add peas; serve with toppings on rice

broiled miso eggplants

roast with oil on

foil until soft and then

broil with the sauce

source, 4 servings

3 eggplants, cut in 6ths; olive oil, 1 c white miso+1 T tamari+1 T sesame oil+1 T rice wine+pinch black pepper; rice, sesame seeds, kimchi

roast oiled eggplants until soft, 400 F; top with sauce, broil until tops are blackening; top with seeds, serve on rice with kimchi

tofu shakshuka

cook the vegetables

and the spices on high heat

like for fajitas

source, 4 servings

14 oz extra firm tofu, pressed, cut into 8 triangles; 4 oz vegan feta, cubed; 1 onion, 3 cloves garlic, 1 red pepper, 1 tiny can tomato paste, 1 big can fire roasted diced tomatoes, olive oil, 1/3 c parsley, 1/3 c cilantro, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, kosher salt, avocado, lemon

slice veggies; heat oil, spices, onion, garlic, pepper, cook until browning; add tomatoes & paste, simmer 10 minutes; add half of herbs, top with tofu & half of feta; 375 F, 10 minutes, broil; top with rest of herbs, feta, avocado, lemon


brown the vegatables

then bake everything

until it’s set up

6 servings

2 potatoes, 1 red onion, 1 tomato, 3 cloves garlic, 3 c kale, 1/2 stick butter, 1/2 c wine, 4 eggs, 1/2 c half & half, kosher salt & pepper, 1/2 c feta, 1/4 c shredded parm, herbs

slice veggies; in cast-iron pan, fry onion, garlic, potatoes, salt & pepper, in butter until browning, add tomatoes & kale, fry 2 minutes; add wine, boil 1 minute; remove from heat, add half & half, crack in eggs, mix; top with cheese; 350 F, 35 minutes until set up, top is brown, and veggies are tender; top with herbs

stuffed cabbage

choose a cabbage with

big leaves and remove thick stems

for easy rolling

4 servings

1 c rice, 1 T spanish rice seasoning, 2 red onions, sliced; olive oil, 1 head cabbage leaves, wilted in microwave; 1 can artichoke hearts, drained; 1 small tomato, sliced; 1 c wine

heat veggies & spices in oil, cook until browning; add rice, cook 1 minute; fill cabbage leaves with rice; return to pan, add wine and cover bottom of pan with water; steam, covered, until rice is done, adding water as needed; remove lid, brown bottom

chickpea and pasta soup

dead leaves cling on dry

branches in the gusty dawn

of winter morning

source, 4 servings

1 can chickpeas, rinsed; 1 big can whole tomatoes, undrained; 2 c mirepoix, 3 t minced garlic, 2 t rosemary, 1/2 t red pepper flakes, kosher salt & pepper, olive oil, 4 c chopped kale, 1 c dilatini, lemon juice, basil

cook onion, garlic, spices & herbs in oil until browning; add tomatoes & beans, mashing some; add pasta & 3 c water, cook until tender; add greens; serve with olive oil, basil, & lemon juice

pad thai

microwave the sauce

ingredients until just

bubbling a bit

source, 6 servings

8 oz pad thai noodles, cooked, tossed with oil; 4 T tamarind paste+1/3 c maple syrup+2 T rice vinegar+pinch red pepper flakes; oil, 1 bunch chopped scallions, 1 t minced garlic, 4 c shredded cabbage, 1 c bean sprouts, 14 oz extra firm tofu, pressed, sliced; toppings: roasted salted peanuts, cilantro, lime wedges

microwave tamarind sauce ingredients; heat scallions & garlic in oil, add veggies, tofu, cook until tofu browns; add noodles, sauce; serve with toppings

crispy tofu & sweet potatoes

after a long run

the dog licks the icicles

from his legs and feet

source, 3 servings

5 sweet potatoes, wedged; 14 oz extra firm tofu, pressed & sliced; 2 T sesame oil+2 T tamari+2 T maple syrup+1 T rice vinegar; 1 T cornstarch, kosher salt & black pepper, 1 bunch scallions sliced lengthwise+1 T kosher salt+1 T sugar+2 T rice vinegar; toppings: cilantro, chili oil, roasted salted peanuts

toss tofu with cornstarch and half of sauce, arrange potatoes & tofu in single layer on oiled foil on baking sheets, sprinkle potatoes with salt & pepper; bake 400 F, 1 hour or until brown, turning once; top with rest of sauce, scallions, toppings