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Waterless Baby Artichokes with Sweet and Red Potatoes, Vegan Apple Sage Sausage by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love baby artichokes and found them in the store last night. As I first described back in May 2006 , it's easy preparing them. As I wrote then, "I removed the tough ou ... Read on »
Thick Moong Dhal with Sauteed Broccoli (No Added Fat) by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love attending a new (year-old) local institution on Monday nights, PopUp Chorus , and needed to put dinner together quickly today. I thought that I'd try making a dha ... Read on »
Waterless Yukon Gold Potato with Bok Choy and Baby Lima Bean, Jade Pearl Rice with Spinach (No... by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I made a simple waterless dinner tonight. I put into my large Saladmaster stock pan (in this order) A medium red onion cut into 1/4" half moon slices 3 large bok c ... Read on »
Mushroom Barley Vegetable Soup, Multigrain English Muffin with Caponata, Baby Arugula with Pecan... by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We are going through a cold winter spell, so barley soup sounded good. Hulled barley is supposed to cook in a 1:3 ratio of grain to water in 25m under pressure. Here is ... Read on »
Seitan Caponata, Creamy Carrot (Ginger) Soup, Corn by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I had a nice imported bottle of Sicilian caponata and thought it might be nice to grill some seitan on a cast iron pan, then put the seitan, along with some onion, into ... Read on »
Navy Bean with Potato, Madagascar Pink Rice with Spinach (No Added Fat) by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I never used Navy beans in my cooking before I started pressure cooking last year. I was amazed at how creamy these beans come out, such as  this past September . They t ... Read on »
Brussels Sprouts with Fennel and Carrot (waterless), served with Smoky Tempeh and Tricolor... by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I had a little bit of tricolor (with spinach and tomato)  strozzapreti pasta that cooked in 14-18 minutes, and my wife reminded me that we had some Brussels sprouts that ... Read on »
Valentine's Day 21-bean Soup with Jade Pearl Rice (No Added Fat) by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I found a mixture of 21 dried beans mixed together and suggested for soup at Whole Foods in their bulk bin recently. I think that it may be the same mixture as one that ... Read on »
Pizza dinner for Kiddo and Daddy by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My wife had a potluck dinner meeting, so I made a simple pizza dinner for my daughter and me (and an Indian bread - bean - salad dinner for my Dad). I used a nice prepar ... Read on »
Cranberry Beans with Cauliflower and Maifun Brown Rice Noodles (No Added Fat) by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's been about a month since I cooked with cranberry beans. Before going to bed last night, I decided to soak about a cup of the beans and make something in the  Instan ... Read on »
Navy Bean with Fennel and Brown Rices (No Added Fat) by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love Navy beans and how creamy they are.  Based on cooking them this past September , I thought that I'd make a similar dish. They take 25-30 minutes to cook in the In ... Read on »
Simple Herbed Tofu and Vegetables with Jade Pearl Rice (No Added Fat) by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I teach most Thursday nights (and, right now, for a Wednesday night series for six weeks) and often eat out after class. Tonight, I came home and made a simple dinner for my ... Read on »
Baby Golden Beets over Butternut Squash, Grilled Artichoke Hearts with Seitan and Garlic (No Added... by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm excited by the idea of easily cooking squash under pressure that I described on Sunday . I thought I'd do that with a butternut squash that I purchased today. La ... Read on »
Red Chard with Yukon Gold Potato and Carrot, Uttapam by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I was intrigued a day or so ago to find red chard in the grocery store. I wish that I had taken time to photograph the chard - I've cooked with chard in the past, certai ... Read on »
Acorn Squash with Seitan and Leftover Eggplant-Cabbage served on Tortilla, Grilled Asparagus (No... by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My friend Lani Muelrath  described how acorn or butternut squash, either of which I find a bit challenging to cut in half or, worse, pieces, can easily be cooked, intact ... Read on »
Kale with Carrot and Corn, served with Organic Brown Mekong Flower Rice, Tempeh, and Asparagus (No... by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I prepared a kale dish as well as rice with vegetables tonight. I had prepared a cauliflower dish earlier for a family who recently had a baby, and served a bit of that to m ... Read on »
Whole Wheat Einkorn Fusilli Pasta, Tempeh with Crimini Mushroom and Wilted Arugula (No Added Fat) by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We're not gluten-free but in some ways I prefer brown rice based pastas by companies like Jovial  - they have a nice texture, at least for a change from wheat pastas. La ... Read on »
Eggplant and Cabbage over Breaded Eggplant Cutlet on a Harvest Grains Bed with Tempeh (No Added Fat) by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I wanted to make an eggplant dish tonight and looked back at my notes from December 29th , my last home-cooked meal of 2014. I had cooked with liquid for 7 minutes and t ... Read on »
Romanesco Cauliflower Stew, Spicy Seitan on English Muffin by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We were out all afternoon and stopped to shop at Whole Foods Market on the way home, where my daughter enjoyed vegan pizza. I was left to put a quick late meal together ... Read on »
Leftover Sticks and Stones Pizza, Lentil and Corn Stew by Dilip B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We were looking forward to going out to see Nrityagram Dance Ensemble performing nearby tonight. I wanted to put a quick meal together and had a few slices of leftover p ... Read on »