11 August 2015 Lemon Asparagus Risotto

Recipe created by Gena Hamshaw and included in ThePurpleCarrot.com This recipe was the first entree I’ve made from our Purple Carrot shipment. Of course I waited until one of the steamiest New England summer nights to stand over a stove stirring risotto for 45 minutes, but honestly, it was worth it.  The ingredients in this recipe…

18 Aug 2011 Zucchini Tomato Curry

Adapted from Meatless Monday: Zucchini Tomato Curry. Downloaded from the web on 08/16/2011. My Comment: Although this recipe filled our house with the delicious fragrance of cumin, coriander and ginger, the finished product – in my humble opinion – needs a tweak or two.  First of all, the zucchini rounds should be cut again so…

25 Jul 2011 Rice Noodle Bowl with Broccoli & Bell Peppers

Adapted from: Gadia, M. “Table for One“. Vegetarian Times (Vol. 36, No. 7). July/August 2010. P. 31. My Comment: This recipe was originally part of an article about cooking for one; sometimes I think cooking for just two is equally challenging.  It was easy to double – being a teacher I know my times tables…

16 July 2011 Bing Cherry Salad Dressing

Adapted from: Spitalnick, A. (editor). “This Just In… Bing Cherries”. Vegetarian Times. (Vol.37, No. 6). July/August 2011. p 16. My Comment: Growing up in the mid-west, I don’t remember much about Bing cherries; my cheery cherry memory is pitting sour cherries (by the pound) so my Mother could freeze them. Sweet cherries were Queen Annes….

24 Jun 2011 Bread and Tomato Soup

Adapted from Oliver, J. Bread and Tomato Soup. Downloaded from the web on 24 June 2011.  My Comment: While it is still too early for farmer’s market tomatoes here in New England, there are still good sources available for fresh and canned tomatoes to use in this recipe. Besides, I had some bread to use…

25 Mar 2011 Quinoa Mushrooms and Peas with Miso

Adapted from Whole Foods Market. Health starts here: Quinoa mushrooms and peas with miso. (2011). Austin, TX: Whole Foods Market. My Comment: This week I treated myself to dinner with a friend at a local vegetarian restaurant, Life Alive right here in downtown Lowell.  This recipe reminded me a lot of some of my favorite…

19 Mar 2011 Bow Ties with Broccoli Pesto

Adapted from Rees, N. 1 food 5 ways. Vegetarian Times (April 2010). Issue 376. Vol. 36, No. 5. p 64. My Comment: After a whirlwind week of  leftovers and pick up cooking — no I don’t mean drive-through or delivery food — we are back! This was a fantastic twist on pesto. Who knew broccoli…

15 Mar 2011 Kerala-Style Edamame Curry

Adapted from Riccardi, Victoria Abbott. “1 food 5 ways”. Vegetarian Times. (Mar. 2011). Issue 383, Vol. 37, No. 3. p. 67. My Comment: Eating We love curries — this one has a couple of things going for it. Using edamame in place of the traditional lentils is a clean taste. Not only is this recipe…

09 Mar 2011: Simple Black Bean Soup

Adapted from Whole Foods Market.  Simple black bean soup. Downloaded from the web on March 6, 2011. My Comment While I prefer preparing beans over canned beans (be sure to rinse off that gelatinous goo), it sometimes is a challenge to get my act together enough to soak and cook the beans. This time I…

7 Mar 2011 Whole Wheat Pasta with Kale & Sundried Tomatoes

Adapted from Whole Foods Market. Whole wheat pasta with kale and sundried tomatoes. Downloaded from the web on March 6, 2011. My comment: Kale is a great green and generally pretty inexpensive! I used a red kale with this recipe and changed from Great Northern Beans to Black Beans because that is what I had…