Spiced Chickpea Stew With Coconut & Turmeric, Alison Roman

  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger, finely chopped
  •  Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground turmeric, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, plus more for serving
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, kale or collard greens, stems removed, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup mint leaves, for serving
  •  Yogurt, for serving (optional)
  •  Toasted pita, lavash or other flatbread, for serving (optional)
  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic, onion and ginger. Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until onion is translucent and starts to brown a little around the edges, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add turmeric, red-pepper flakes and chickpeas, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, so the chickpeas sizzle and fry a bit in the spices and oil, until they’ve started to break down and get a little browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove about a cup of chickpeas and set aside for garnish.
  3. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, further crush the remaining chickpeas slightly to release their starchy insides (this will help thicken the stew). Add coconut milk and stock to the pot, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, scraping up any bits that have formed on the bottom of the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until stew has thickened and flavors have started to come together, 30 to 35 minutes. (Taste a chickpea or two, not just the liquid, to make sure they have simmered long enough to taste as delicious as possible.) If after 30 to 35 minutes you want the stew a bit thicker, keep simmering until you’ve reached your desired consistency. Determining perfect stew thickness is a personal journey! 
  4. Add greens and stir, making sure they’re submerged in the liquid. Cook a few minutes so they wilt and soften, 3 to 7 minutes, depending on what you’re using. (Swiss chard and spinach will wilt and soften much faster than kale or collard greens.) Season again with salt and pepper.
  5. Divide among bowls and top with mint, reserved chickpeas, a sprinkle of red-pepper flakes and a good drizzle of olive oil. Serve alongside yogurt and toasted pita if using; dust the yogurt with turmeric if you’d like.

Roasted Cauliflower Lentil Curry from pickup limes.com

1 head of cauliflower, broken into bite-sized pieces
1 Tbsp (15 ml) vegetable oil
1 tsp (5 g) garlic powder1 tsp (5 g) onion powder1/2 tsp paprika powder1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp black pepper

Curry
1 Tbsp (15 ml) vegetable oil
1 yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp (15 g) curry powder
1/2 Tbsp (7.5 g) garam masala powder
1/2 Tbsp (7.5 g) turmeric powder
1 tsp (5 g) cumin powder
1 tsp (5 g) coriander powder
1 tsp (5 g) cinnamon powder
1 tsp (5 g) salt
1 can (400 g) diced tomatoes
10 cherry tomatoes, cut into halves or quarters
1 can (400 ml) coconut milk
1 can (250 g) cooked brown lentils
2 cups (60 g) fresh spinach

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 210 C. Toss the cauliflower with the oil and spices until coated. Spread evenly on a baking tray lined with baking paper or tinfoil. Roast for 40-50 minutes, until crispy and golden, stopping to mix once halfway.
  2. In a large pot on medium heat, cook the onions in the oil, until soft and slightly golden. Add splashes of water if needed to prevent burning or sticking in the pot. Once soft, add the garlic and all the spices, and stir until fragrant (about 1 minutes).
  3. Add the can of tomatoes and diced tomatoes, and stir to combine everything. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Finally, add the coconut milk, lentils, spinach, and roasted cauliflower, and mix until everything is combined and heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve with rice, and enjoy!

spicy shrimp tacos with garlic cilantro lime slaw from pinchofyum.com



garlic cilantro lime sauce:

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or full-fat Greek yogurt

shrimp taco spice mix:

  • 2 teaspoons each chili powder and cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon each onion powder and garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

stuff for the shrimp tacos:

  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 2–3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 8 small tortillas (corn or flour)
  • avocadosCotija cheese, and lime wedges for serving

  1. Sauce: Pulse all the sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender until mostly smooth.
  2. Slaw: Toss some of the sauce (not all) with the cabbage. We’ll use the leftover sauce to top the tacos.
  3. Shrimp: Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Toss the shrimp in a small bowl with the spice mix to get it coated. Heat a drizzle of oil a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the shrimp to the hot pan and saute for 5-8 minutes, flipping occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through.
  4. Assembly: For the prettiest and easiest-to-eat assembly, go in this order: smashed avocado, slaw, and shrimp. Finish with Cotjia cheese, lime wedges, and extra sauce.

Asparagus and Gruyere Quiche from Martha

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • onion sliced into strips or 1 leek sliced into thin rounds
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound asparagus, tough ends removed, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • Ground nutmeg
  • 9-10 inch pie crust
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese (4 ounces)
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with rack in lowest position. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium. Add onion and asparagus; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until asparagus is crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes; let cool. Watch: 
  2. 2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, 1/2 teaspoon salt, teaspoon pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg. Place pie crust on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with cheese; top with asparagus mixture. Pour egg mixture on top.
  3. 3. Bake until center of quiche is just set, 50 to 60 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Green Curry Tofu

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons green curry paste 
  • 8 ounces green beans or Chinese long beans, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound zucchini (about 2 medium), cut into 1/2-by-2-inch sticks
  • 3/4 cup veggie stock
  • 1/4 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 fresh or frozen kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon palm or granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 package (14 ounces) extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 4 cups cooked jasmine or basmati rice, for serving
  • Fresh purple, Thai, or regular basil leaves; fresh bean sprouts; and lime wedges, for garnish
  1. 1. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until just starting to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add curry paste; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the green beans and zucchini; cook, stirring, until starting to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. 2. Stir in stock, coconut milk, and lime leaves. Bring to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is slightly thickened, about 6 minutes. Stir in fish sauce, sugar, and lime juice. Simmer 1 minute.
  3. 3. Stir in the tofu, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover, and cook until vegetables are tender and tofu is heated through, about 4 minutes. Serve immediately over rice, garnished with basil, bean sprouts, and lime wedges.

General Tso’s Tofu

  • 1 pound snow peas, trimmed and halved crosswise 
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced 
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated and peeled 
  • 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce 
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes 
  • 2 large egg whites 
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper 
  • 1 pkg exar firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as safflower 
  1. In a bowl, whisk together egg whites, remaining 3 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add tofu, and toss to coat. 
  2. 3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Lift half the chicken from egg-white mixture (shaking off excess), and add to skillet. Cook, turning occasionally, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining oil and tofu, and set aside (reserve skillet). 
  3. 4. Add snow-pea mixture to skillet. Cover; cook until snow peas are tender and sauce has thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet (with any juices); toss to coat. Serve with rice.

Bavarian Inn Crab Cakes


1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 large egg
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Chesapeake Spices, Old Bay could be substituted
1 tablespoon of lemon Juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 pound lump crabmeat, check for any shells without breaking up the lump meat
1 slice dried white bread broken into small pieces
1/4 cup vegetable oil

In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the egg, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and Chesapeake spices

Add lemon juice and zest. In a medium bowl light toss the crabmeat with the bread pieces. Gently, without damaging the lump crab meat, fold the mayonnaise mixture into the crabmeat. Cover and refrigerate for one hour or until mixture is firm.

Using a scoop or just your hands gently firm 4 1/2-cup crab cakes, approximately 11/2 inches thick. Heat oil in sauté pan, add crab cakes and cook over medium high heat, approximately 3 minutes per side.

salmon

place salmon on al foil, sprinkle with olive oil salt and pepper. Turn oven on to 400, place salmon in cold oven. Check after 20 min it should be done.

broccoli, cheddar and wild rice casserole from smittenkitchen.com

3 tablespoons butter
1/2 large onion, diced
Salt
2/3 cup uncooked wild rice blend, rinsed
1 pound broccoli
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard powder or 1/2 teaspoon smooth Dijon
Pinch of cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
2/3 cup low-sodium vegetable
8 ounces cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
Freshly ground black pepper

Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add rice to onion and cook for 1 minute, then add 1 1/3 cups water and a few pinches of salt. Bring mixture to a simmer, then reduce heat to lowest temperature and cook with the lid on for about 50 minutes (or whatever amount of time is suggested on your package of rice). If you’d like a rice cooker to do this for you, transfer onions, water and rice to the machine and set the machine.

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Peel broccoli stems and dice them into large chunks. Cut florets into 1-inch pieces. Cook in boiling, well-salted water for 2 to 3 minutes, then drain.

You can use this same pan to make the cheese sauce. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in pan over medium heat. Once melted, add the mustard powder (if using), a pinch of cayenne and garlic and let sizzle for 1 minute. Add flour and whisk until combined, cooking the butter-flour mixture for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly drizzle in milk, whisking constantly, then broth. Bring to a simmer and cook mixture at a simmer, stirring the whole time, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in smooth Dijon mustard if you didn’t use mustard powder.

Remove pan from heat and stir in 1/3 of grated cheese until melted. Season generously with salt and pepper.

Combine cooked wild rice blend and broccoli in a 2-quart baking dish or a 9-inch oven-safe skillet. Pour cheese sauce over and gently nudge to ensure all pieces get some sauce. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top. Bake casserole for 10 to 15 minutes, until the sauce is bubbly, then run mixture under the broiler until cheese is toasty on top.

Serves 4 as a generous side

vegan meatloaf by Jill McKeever

1 1/2 cups Soy Curls™ dust and small crumbles
1 1/4 cup veggie broth
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
10-oz. extra-firm tofu, drained
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
2 tablespoons organic ketchup, plus more for topping
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried cracked rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a large mixing bowl, soak curl dust and crumbles in veggie broth, soy sauce, and liquid smoke for 8 minutes.

In a skillet over medium heat, cook garlic, celery, and onion for 3 minutes, then add 1/4 cup water to prevent browning, cook another 3 minutes, until onion is translucent. OR sauté in olive oil, do not add water if you do this. Remove from heat. Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Once curls are rehydrated, crumble tofu over them; stir in oats, mustard, ketchup. Add spices and cooked veggies. With a clean hand, mash, squeeze and stir until well mixed. Spread meatloaf evenly into a silicone 8×4-inch loaf pan.

Bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven; drizzle top with as much ketchup as you like. Return to oven. Continue baking another 25 minutes. Allow cooling 15 minutes before cutting into it. This loaf is moist after baking. A night in the fridge firms it up perfectly. If you have the time, make it a day ahead. Slice it up and reheat it either in the microwave or toaster oven.

Cold leftover meatloaf is excellent! Hopefully, you will have leftovers to enjoy the next day.

Makes 6 servings

NOTE: I used 14 oz tofu that had been frozen