chickpeas & round pasta

the kitchen window

shows the rabbit living by

the shed chewing twigs

source, previous version, 6 servings

1 lb dried chickpeas, soaked overnight in 8 c water, 1 t soda, 1 t kosher salt, simmered until tender; 1 clove smashed garlic+red pepper flakes+kosher salt+1 T rosemary fried in 4 T olive oil until golden; 2 T olive oil, 2 cloves smashed garlic, tiny can tomato paste, 1/2 c round pasta, 4 c hot chickpea water, kosher salt & black pepper, red pepper flakes, vegan parm

heat oil, garlic, spices, cook until golden, add tomato, peas, pasta, cook until bottom starts to brown, add water, mixing in bottom crust, simmer until brothy & pasta is done; top with garlic oil, parm

crispy tofu & spring rolls with tamarind sauce

one sauce for dipping

the spring rolls and for frying

the crispy tofu

4 servings

sauce: 14 oz tamarind concentrate+2 T maple syrup+1/4 c rice vinegar+2 T tamari; rice: 2 c rice cooked in 1 can coconut milk, 1 t kosher salt, 1 c water; tofu: 32 oz extra firm tofu, pressed, cubed; 2 T olive oil, 1/4 c cornstarch; rolls: lettuce & basil wrapped in 8 spring roll wrappers; toppings: avocado, mango, kimchi, lemon & lime wedges, cilantro

coat tofu in cornstarch, fry in oil until brown, deglaze with half of sauce, serve with toppings on rice; serve rolls with remaining sauce

white bean, garlic, & rosemary soup

one cup of pasta

is not a lot but it will

thicken up the soup

previous version, 6 servings

1 lb white beans, soaked overnight in 2 inches water, 1 t salt, 1/2 t soda, simmered until tender; 1 can diced tomatoes, cloves of 1 bulb garlic, 5 sprigs rosemary, 1/2 c olive oil, 4 c broth, 1/2 t kosher salt, 1/2 t red pepper flakes, vegan parm, 1 c pasta

fry rosemary, garlic, salt, pepper in oil until brown; puree beans, tomatoes, broth; add pasta & garlic oil, cook down; top with garlic, rosemary, parm

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

tostadas

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

frittata

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