Eggplant Parmigiana Sub

At 90, my mom is aging rapidly. Here she was a couple of years ago after the slide began but while she was still fairly alert (at least she still knew who I was). Before she got sick, one of the foods she loved, but rarely treated herself to, was eggplant parmigiana subs. She especially…

Khoresh Bademjun (Persian Eggplant Stew) Vegetarian Version

Not only did we pick berries in the Catskills, we also picked eggplants (yes, pick-you-own eggplants!). What a happy thing! So we are “eggplanting” it out this week.  My vegetarian daughter is home so, I created this version of khoresh bademjun for her. Needless to say, she was thrilled. Khoresh Bademjun (Persian Eggplant Stew) Vegetarian…

Cincinnati Chili – Turkey Version

I have written before about how I love Cincinnati Chili.  I really do love it, the flavor just makes me very happy. I previously shared a beef version made a little healthier by pairing it with spaghetti squash. Tonight’s version used ground turkey. We didn’t miss the beef at all. Cincinnati Chili – Turkey Version…

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

I am sticking this on my blog again.  I made this for dinner tonight and Cameron, who has become very picky recently, LOVED it and demanded seconds!  That has not happened in a very long time. And I am tickled that it was with a zucchini-based dish.  I used ground turkey this time and it…

Tuscan Tuna with Beans & Kale

What came out of my garden today? Sage and Kale. What came out previously?  Sun-dried tomatoes. Add cannellini beans, tuna, grape tomatoes, celery and olives and you have a bright, colorful and healthy dinner… There was some discussion in the family about the need for the celery – or lack of need.  My daughter thought…

Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh

We became very well acquainted with our slow cooker during my campaign. A love-hate relationship developed. When a dish worked, it was wonderful. But there were many days when I threw in a whole lot of string spices only to end up with flavorless meat. I was so confused and disturbed. But, we studied the…

Quajado

Our Spanish Passover continues… Lauren is home, so we needed a vegetarian dinner option and opted for a Quajado, an egg, cheese and vegetable dish. For tonight, we used zucchini, feta and cheddar. The combination was simply delicious. Salty, rich and slightly sweet. To complete the dinner we added a Spanish spinach dish with pine…

Persian Sweet Potato Stew

It feels so good to be cooking again. Making dinners and baking breads really does serve to center me. Especially when I get to use foods I grew. Even though I am planning and preparing my garden for this season, I still have lots of sweet potatoes that I harvested in the fall. This stew…