Instant Pot Pressure Cooker · Meatless Monday · Vegetarian Main Dishes

Dal (Instant Pot)

Here’s my Slow Cooker Dal recipe, reworked for making it in the Instant Pot. The IP user manual stresses that the pot shouldn’t be filled more than halfway “when cooking foods that expand during cooking such as grains, beans, and dried vegetables.” Lentils don’t expand as much as dried beans do, but I decided I’d better cut the… Continue reading Dal (Instant Pot)

Beans (dried) · Meatless Monday · One-Pot Meals · Vegetarian Main Dishes

Apple-Barley Chickpea Curry

Colorful, delicious curry! I started developing this easy recipe several years ago. I recall making it several times, adjusting the seasonings and refining the instructions, but never being quite satisfied. It went on the back burner, so to speak, for a few years. Long enough ago that I can’t remember what put the idea in… Continue reading Apple-Barley Chickpea Curry

Meatless Monday · Requires overnight step · Slow Cooker · Vegetarian Main Dishes

Three-Bean Chili For A Crowd (Slow Cooker)

  Nothing beats a hot bowl of chili on a blustery winter day. Plenty of things are tied, mind you, such as Homemade Hot Cocoa, French Honey Bread, and Beef Stew. But did you ever notice that chili is just as delicious in hot weather? There’s something about spicy food that makes you feel warmer in the winter and… Continue reading Three-Bean Chili For A Crowd (Slow Cooker)

Meatless Monday · Vegetarian Main Dishes

Garlicky Pasta With Beans and Broccoli Rabe

This is one of our favorite Meatless Monday dishes. So much flavor for so little effort! It’s an adaptation of a recipe I first saw on Smitten Kitchen, one of my favorite food blogs. I rarely tweak anything Deb publishes, as she’s brilliant and always spot-on. Really, all I’ve done is add the beans for a… Continue reading Garlicky Pasta With Beans and Broccoli Rabe

Meatless Monday · Soup & Broth

Provençal Soupe au Pistou

A delightfully versatile soup! You can serve it with sandwiches for lunch, as a first course for a dinner party, or with a hearty bread as the star of a Meatless Monday dinner. I particularly like it with Savory Fougasse. The Homemade Vegetable Broth creates a flavorful base, far tastier than anything you can buy canned,… Continue reading Provençal Soupe au Pistou

Meatless Monday · Slow Cooker · Soup & Broth

Best Ever Black Bean Soup

I’ve discovered the secret! I’ve made Black bean soup more times than I can count, and it’s always seemed like a little something was missing. Darned if it wasn’t as simple as using the wrong beans! Do you know how long ago the dried beans at your grocery store were harvested? Me neither, but I’ll… Continue reading Best Ever Black Bean Soup