VDP: Eggplant Cutlets, Chickpeas and Yogurt Sauce

Wednesday, February 22, 2008 I think chickpeas, eggplant and yogurt are a Mediterranean match made in heaven. In one of Paula Wofert’s books, “The Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean“, she has a recipe for an eggplant and chickpea stew that I love. That one is more like a thick Caponata and includes tomatoes, but itContinue reading “VDP: Eggplant Cutlets, Chickpeas and Yogurt Sauce”

VDP: Spanakopita and Beets with Pistachio Butter

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Tonight’s dinner includes two recipes, both prepared mostly the night before. The Spanakopita was stuffed the night before and baked as soon as I got home from work for dinner. It’s based on another recipe from Leitesculinaria.com. Here, I halved the recipe. I also omitted the dill, since my wife dislikesContinue reading “VDP: Spanakopita and Beets with Pistachio Butter”

VDP: Indian Lentil and Spinach Soup with Naan

Thursday, January 31, 2008 Two legume and greens dishes in one week. Definitely not intentional, I actually wanted to make something kind of Indian and remember seeing a recipe in “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian” for a lentil soup with coconut. When I was ready to make it, I noticed that in addition to missingContinue reading “VDP: Indian Lentil and Spinach Soup with Naan”

VDP: Escarole With White Beans

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 This is one of the many permutations of ‘beans with greens’ that exist in many cuisines and are almost always good. This can be cooked in about 20 minutes. First thing is to boil a pot of water with a generous dose of salt and throw a few garlic cloves inContinue reading “VDP: Escarole With White Beans”