Category Archives: On the Menu Tonight

Chickpeas: What’s Not to ♥ ♥ ♥ !!!

I am a big fan of chickpeas!

What about you?

I have a lot of cooking and baking planned for the next couple of weeks, with chickpeas to use in a couple of the recipes.

Below is a Veggies…post from a few years ago, featuring a couple of my favorite chickpea recipes.

Hope you enjoy them soon and DO let me know if you give them a try.

HAPPY WEEK TO ALL! 🙂

VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS

I’m a big fan of chickpeas.

I use them in all kinds of recipes: soups, stews, curries, hummus…

their nutty rich flavor and the unique texture they add to dishes too.

And they are sooooooo good for us! 😉

There are many health benefits derived from eating chickpeas, you can read more about that here and here. 

On the menu for supper tonight:

Slow Cooker Veggie Curry

And to add to this week’s snacks with crudites, crackers…

Fresh Rosemary Hummus

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Both recipes are featured in:

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The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker

Do you like chickpeas?

What’s your favorite way of using them in recipes?

Happy Cooking! 🙂

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Popping Perfection!😁

Who Doesn’t ❤ Fresh, Homemade Popcorn?

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But popping the perfect pop can be tricky.

I personally don’t like air popped popcorn. I think it’s rather tasteless. IMO, a little oil when making popcorn is worth the calories, along with a drizzle of butter to top.😉

The stovetop method (see link below) I tried recently yielded excellent results.

Follow each simple step to the letter and get ready for popping perfection.

 

The Pioneer Woman Popcorn 

 

🌻Wishing You a Happy Week!🌻

My Summer 2018 Kindle eBook Promotions! :-)

🌴 Summer 2018 Amazon eBook Promotions 🌴

Stop by my author/book site for a list of all the eBook promotion dates/links and additional information.

🍉While you’re there, check out the recipe page too! 🍅

 

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Happy Summer, Cooking and Reading!!!

Holiday Cookbook Sale 2017!

I have a limited supply of my first print cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians, on sale for the rest of November and all of December.

You can read all the details here.

Makes a great gift idea!

Happy Cooking and Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!!

Chickpeas: What’s Not to ♥ ♥ ??

I’m a big fan of chickpeas.

I use them in all kinds of recipes: soups, stews, curries, hummus…

their nutty rich flavor and the unique texture they add to dishes too.

And they are sooooooo good for us! 😉

There are many health benefits derived from eating chickpeas, you can read more about that here and here. 

Slow Cooker Veggie Curry

And to add to this week’s snacks with crudites, crackers…

Fresh Rosemary Hummus

njfv appetizers

Both recipes are featured in:

The_Groovy_Green_Kit_Cover_for_Kindle

The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker

Do you like chickpeas?

What’s your favorite way of using them in recipes?

On the Menu: Kasha and Beet Salad with Celery and Feta (with a twist) ;-)

Kasha and Beet Salad with Celery and Feta (page 92)

 

I made this oh, so yummy beet salad again yesterday (one of my all-time favs) 😉 this time with a slight variation.

I didn’t have any kasha, so I used black rice instead (ancient, organic variety). I’m a big fan of this type of rice, so good! 😉

I also used lots of  finely chopped fresh dill instead of parsley. It turned out great!

If you love beets, this is a recipe you won’t want to miss.

Perfect for adding to lunches, or as a side or vegetarian main dish. Would also be great for a potluck or buffet dinner.

Check out the recipe and review of the cookbook by Judith Finlayson, that this wonderful recipe is from. 

What’s on the menu at your place?

Happy Cooking! 

On the Menu Tonight: Moroccan Vegetable Stew with Fragrant Orange Basmati Rice

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Moroccan Vegetable Stew with Fragrant Orange Basmati Rice

This is a popular recipe from my cookbook:

The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker

Click here for the full recipe.

What are you making for dinner tonight? 😉

Happy Cooking and Weekend! 

On the Menu This Weekend ;-)


 I REALLY ♥ to cook, but sometimes it’s nice to have a day off from the kitchen, completely.

That’s where Joe comes in. 😉

When he’s home more on the weekends, he usually makes at least one supper and also a “mean” fry-up (yummm….) for Sunday morning breakfast.

I just sit back with my knitting needles on the couch and wait for my plate to arrive! 😉

This weekend, he’s going to be making Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Lasagna from one of my fav cookbooks:

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The Vegetarian Slow Cooker by Judith Finlayson

Click the link above to read my review of this book. And  for the yummy Sweet Potato Lasagna recipe, courtesy of the author and publisher of this book. 

It’s a very easy lasagna recipe to make with an intriguing blend of flavors.

And as with all slow-cooker recipes, it’s great to just “set it and forget it” until it’s time to chow-down!!! Gotta ♥ that too. 

Happy Cooking and Weekend!

On the Menu Tonight! :-)

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I’ve got a  lot of typing to get through today so I needed something relatively fast to make for supper tonight. 

Haven’t had veggie burgers for a while so I’m making some of those (from the freezer) along with homemade:

Bread-Machine Rosemary Flax Buns (click for complete recipe)

to go with them.

That way, most of the work is done for me and not too much time in the kitchen required to complete these yummy buns. 😉

This is a popular recipe that was first featured in my cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians. My “go to” recipe, for all kinds of buns, not just for burgers. Easily adaptable for vegans too. Hope you enjoy some soon!

What’s on the menu at your place tonight? Do share!

Happy Cooking and Week! 🙂

Photo from Not Just for Vegetarians, taken by Patricia Holdsworth Photography. All rights reserved. 

On the Menu Tonight! :-)

black bean soup

Stick-To-Your-Ribs Black Bean Soup (slow cooker) with Hearty Potato Scones

Both recipes are from:

The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker.

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I know a lot of you already have this cookbook and I hope you’ve enjoyed these particular recipes too! 

I had an abundance of peppers (this soup requires 2 large ones) and some leftover mashed potatoes (for the scones) in the fridge this morning, so this menu combo from the GGK came to mind.  Comfort food at it’s best.

Yummm…can’t wait!😉

What’s are you making for dinner tonight?

Happy Cooking.