Courses: Main Dish

Top down pic of a cast iron skillet filled with cheese and posole

Creamy Posole Casserole

The best vegetarian dining experience in Bellingham is without a doubt at Pepper Sisters. But this post is not a restaurant review. (If you wish it was a restaurant review, wander on over here: 10 Reasons to Love Pepper Sisters.) This post is, however, about a recipe inspired by one of Pepper Sister’s most unique side dishes. Like any good joint serving southwest cuisine, they …

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Lentil and roasted cauliflower skillet

Warm and Sweet Lentil Skillet with Roasted Cauliflower

My dad’s an agronomist; a retired one, in fact. He spent 37 years in the world of seed certification, walking wheat fields and identifying all manner of plants used for food, mostly here in Washington state. Despite his lighthearted threats over the years to set up his easel and give me and my sister legume lectures as a punishment, I credit him with instilling …

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Easy Weeknight Stir-fry with Noodle Cake

I joined two borrowed cooking techniques for this recipe.  In Nava Atlas’ cookbook, Vegetarian Express, she seasons tempeh for a fajita recipe with soy sauce and chili powder.  It makes a nice combination and works surprisingly well in Asian-inspired dishes.  As an alternative to the usual rice side dish, I took inspiration from a noodle …

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