Category Archives: legumes

Lentils and Rice with Soujuk and Caramelized Onion

I adapted this recipe from “How to Cook Everything” to give it more punch. Lentils and Rice with Soujuk and Caramelized Onion (serves 4-6): 3 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 1 tbsp minced … Continue reading

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No-Mayo Shrimp Salad Sandwich and a Lentil Salad

No-Mayo Shrimp and Egg Salad Sandwich (serves 4-6): 1 avocado juice of 2 lemons 1 tbsp hot sauce 1 tbsp dijon mustard salt black pepper 6 eggs, hard-boiled 1 lb shrimp, cooked until just done 2 green onions, sliced tarragon … Continue reading

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We had a potluck, and I contributed taco fixings. I made a southwestern style brisket in my slow cooker. To accompany this, corn tortillas, slaw, roasted poblanos, salsa de chile árbol, pickled onions, pickled jalapeños, and refried black beans. Recipes for … Continue reading

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Pollo en Pipian and Sopa Verde de Elote

I was having a guest over, and didn’t get any photos. The pipian and soup recipes are more or less from  “The Essential Cuisines of Mexico” by Diana Kennedy. The beans were made up based on what I had around. … Continue reading

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Grits gratin, crab cakes, and some decadent jalapeño poppers

I had a dinner party. At this party I served goat cheese jalapeño poppers as the appetizer, followed by grits gratin with arugula and white beans, and crab cakes. Here is the link to the popper recipe. I had some … Continue reading

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Chicken with Tomatoes and Honey, Egyptian Lentil Soup

I couldn’t manage to get an acceptable photo of either of these dishes. Both are adapted from The New Middle Eastern Cookbook by Claudia Roden. Egyptian Lentil Soup (6 servings): 1 red onion, chopped 3 tbsp olive oil 3 cloves … Continue reading

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Winter Squash and Chorizo Soup with Cornbread

This soup is my own original recipe, one which I share frequently with friends. Any winter squash will do in this recipe. It is one of my favorite soups. The cornbread is burnt in the picture, so I’ll use this … Continue reading

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