Deniz and I modified this recipe of tabouli from the Ziad bulgur package to meet our tastes.  It has a lot less lemon than typical tabouli, which we like a lot, because it brings out the taste of all of the other ingredients!  Yum! Ingredients: 1/2 c bulgur, medium fine #2 1 c tomatoes, finely chopped 1 c persian cucumbers, finely chopped 1 green onion, finely […]

French Mushroom and Lentil Bourguignon over Smashed Potatoes

We found a recipe for this vegetarian dish in The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook: 100 Down-Home Recipes for the Modern Table, and it tasted great.  Unfortunately it took several hours to make.  So we decided to make a simplified version, below. Same deep red wine and mushroom taste and texture, but taking a lot less effort. Ingredients: 5 large Portobello caps, cut into large chunks 1/2 c French lentils 12 […]

Turkish Cauliflower Musakka with VegBeef

The word musakka almost always refers to eggplant musakka, at least where I came from. It was surprising to see a cauliflower musakka in this Turkish cookbook we found on Amazon (Sultan’s Kitchen). We already had most of the ingredients at home, it would be mistake not to try this dish! Ingredients 1 large cauliflower 8 MorningStar Sausage Patties 1 T tomato paste Cooking Oil: 2 […]

Moroccan Vegetable Tagine with Harissa Couscous

Deniz and I saw our tagine sitting on the shelf gathering dust this week and suddenly got a hankering for Moroccan food.  Below is a modified fusion of recipes we found on BBC and Epicurous recipe for Vegetable Tagine and Harissa.  It’s got that perfect balance of sweet, tangy, salty, and exotic Mediterranean spices. Tangine Ingredients: 400g shallots, peeled and cut in half 2 tbsp olive oil […]