Quick and Easy

Red Lentil Pasta

I really love pasta, but I have to make sure I get my protein. One way I do this is with Red Lentil Pasta. This pasta is quick, easy, and filling. Plus, it makes great leftovers, too!

Red Lentil Pasta

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Baked Falafel in Pitas

I love falafel, but I really don’t like deep-frying. These falafel are not as crispy as their deep-fried counterparts, but they are still really delicious.

Falafel

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Avocado Pasta

When visiting Tokyo in 2011, we were having a ton of trouble finding the vegetarian restaurants that we had read about on Happy Cow. Luckily, we stumbled upon a delicious restaurant called Tomato Cafe. While there, we had fries with tomato ketchup, cherry tomato pickles, tomato pasta, avocado pasta, and tomato sorbet. The avocado pasta was so amazing, we decided we needed to re-create it at home.

Avocado Pasta

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Asian Noodle Salad

The summer I was in grad school, I needed lunches that tasted good cold. I went on a mission to find and create delicious recipes that could keep me going through the day. One recipe I came up with was Asian Noodle Salad.

Asian Noodle Salad

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Fried Plantains with Fresh Black Bean Salsa

Due to my bout with the flu, I ended up not making my Tanzanian meal I had planned. As a result, I was left with a bunch of fresh ingredients that I didn’t want to go bad. Saturday night, when I wasn’t feeling like death, I decided to make this dish with my husband’s assistance.

Plantains with BB Salsa

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Split Pea Soup

Well, ladies and gentlemen, the flu season is here! How do I know? I thought it was rather mysterious that so many of my students were missing 4 days in a row of school in September, until I caught their illness, too. So, I decided to share a lovely recipe that is something that I think would be delightful to eat when you feel this bad. I’ll even include a “Make it faster” tip, in case no one will make this for you while you’re sick.

Split Pea Soup

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Zucchini Buttermilk Pancakes

I am still inundated with zucchini, so this past weekend, I decided to make buttermilk pancakes with a zucchini bread twist.

Zucchini Buttermilk Pancakes

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Taco Rice

While living in Japan, my husband and I had the chance to visit Okinawa. Okinawa is not very vegetarian friendly, and as a result, we ate a lot of taco rice minus the meat. Once we got back to Kyoto, I recreated a more nutritious and delicious vegetarian version of taco rice.

Taco Rice

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Zucchini Fritatta

Once again, I was faced with zucchini overload. When I visited my friend in Japan last year, she also had a zucchini overload, and made us a delicious zucchini fritatta. I decided to recreate it.

Zucchini Fritatta

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Gyoza Ravioli

I really love ravioli. However, I don’t really like eating a bunch of frozen foods, so I decided I wanted to try making my own. I also decided that I didn’t particularly feel like making my own paper thin pasta dough, and I happened to have extra gyoza (round dumpling) wrappers sitting in my crisper. So, gyoza ravioli were born. I make these any time I have leftover gyoza wraps. Of course, you can use wonton wrappers, too.

Gyoza Ravioli

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