Greek lasagna

Finished baking

This dish has many of my favorite things – the tomato sauce and noodles of a traditional lasagna, spinach found in many vegetarian lasagnas, and eggplant found in Greek dishes like moussaka.

Ratatouille

ratatouille

Ratatouille is a traditional French dish, and comes in many different variations. From my perspective, two ingredients are absolutely critical — eggplant and tomatoes. The dish pictured here is fairly traditional.

Red lentil bolognese

bolognese

This recipe is based off a recipe from the Vegetarian Cooking, but I have modified it signficantly. It definitely ranks in my top five recipes. The picture pairs the bolognese with carrot apple walnut salad

Quinoa with vegetables

quinoa

Barley used to be my favorite grain – until I discovered quinoa. Quinoa is a South American grain, once a staple of the Incas, rich in protein and minerals. The Incas referred to it as the “mother grain”. It is quite small and light, and has a very pleasant texture. You can find it most health food stores. So far in my life, everyone for whom I have made this dish had never had quinoa before, and everyone enjoyed it very much. Enjoy.

Lentil Barley Soup

lentilBarleySoup

This is my version of a very classic soup. It is very hearty, and contains just the right balance of vegetables, grains, and legumes. This is one of my favorite winter dishes.