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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wisdom Wednesday

Here's a great site for delicious Indian vegan recipes: 21-Day Vegan Kickstart India. Deeeelicious!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Thanksgiving Meal Plan

Garlic & Lemon Bean Dip
This year we're having Thanksgiving dinner at our house with our son and my husband's parents. I don't eat turkey and the rest don't care so we'll be having a Turkey-less stuffed roast from Trader Joe's as our "meat."

For starters, we'll enjoy this wonderful garlic and lemon bean dip served with cut-up veggies and crackers. The accompaniment for the non-turkey includes Roasted Butternut Squash, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes and Green Beans with Tahini-Lemon Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Vegetarian Hot & Sour Soup

vegetarian hot & sour soup
I love hot and sour soup, but don't eat it because it has pork. So I made a vegetarian version. It turned out delicious.

Since I live in a semi-rural area of suburbia, trying to find an obscure Asian food ingredient is a wild goose chase. One weekend while visiting our son in the Bay Area (San Francisco), I went shopping at an Asian market. This place was not your little shop in a strip mall. It was the anchor store (99 Ranch Market), super market size, in a strip mall. This store had everything for any style Asian cooking... and several brands of everything to choose from. I counted four brands of tiger lily bulbs. How do I choose?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wisdom Wednesday

iPhone tip
iPhone mirrorTip:
Stuck at a meal function and wondering, Do I have spinach in my teeth? Another reason to own an iPhone. Use your Apple mirror to check your teeth.