Curry spiced lentil burgers

During the summer, especially when grilling is involved, meat tends to take centre stage. Although I’m not vegetarian in the strict sense of the word, I love experimenting with plant-based recipes. One recipe I haven’t managed to nail down yet is a good veggie burger.The fact is, vegetarian burgers can be tricky to pull off. Measuring ingredients can be tedious, but when it comes to meatless burgers the wrong proportions can go horribly wrong. Think brittle or goopy or falling apart all over your grill. Not good!...more

Lebanese Lentil Soup

In a true Maine fashion we went from 80 Degree Fahrenheit weather to something resembling a brisk fall day once again. In a true fashion of weather extremes as well my poor hubby got himself sick. Now most people resort to a Chicken Noodle Soup for their colds, instead I resort to a little of his family's traditional roots - Lebanese food....more

Spiced Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

Today is a soup day, in as much sense as any cold day is, and today was no exception. I can't believe how cold it is outside still. It's almost unfair… I'm counting down the days when I can actually see the backyard, and when I can venture forth to garden. I want so badly to have vegetables that I can grow, harvest, and cook with for this Summer....more


Lentil Salad

Lentils are little tiny pearls of heaven. My husband would disagree, but he is missing out. And anyway, the more he hates stuff like lentils, pickles, olives and beans, the more I get to eat. I’m the winner in this food war. ...more

Lentejas con Chorizo (Spanish Lentil Soup)

Perhaps my favorite culinary compliment came when my husband walked in the door after getting home from work and asked, “Why does it smell like Spain in here?” The answer to that question was a simmering pot of Lentejas con Chorizo....more

Beet Burgers

When I had to give up dairy, I turned to a cookbook called Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. It became my savior through that period and I have always trusted her recipes. I tried the recipe for Beet Burgers from her website and it is phenomenal! They are hearty, tasty and thoroughly satisfying....more