Rice with Cheese and Tomatoes

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: November 9, 2017
Yield:6 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes or less

With rice already cooked, this is a real time-saver for a quick one-pot meal. I actually took time to cook the tomatoes in the pot with the vegetables and had the complete dish ready to serve in 20 minutes.

Rice with Cheese & Tomatoes

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Carrot, Oat and Tofu Burgers

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried:October 30, 2017
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 40 minutes

One of the best veggie burger recipes I have found. Good texture, holds together well, nice flavour. Even my grandson, who is in a stage of being very picky about food, ate one happily with no urging. I think it is overestimating to say this amount serves four. I got seven patties from this, so two each for adults who would gladly have eaten more.

I chose to serve these with pita bread and put lots of condiments on the table for people to pick and choose their favourites. There was also a bowl of baby carrots and a plate of sliced tomatoes, but, unfortunately, I did not have any lettuce or sprouts on hand. Those would have been a great addition.

Carrot, Oat & Tofu Burgers

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Grilled Fish and Coconut Rice

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Made: January 27, 2014
Yield: 6 servings
Time to make: 30-40 minutes

This is a simple recipe and can be easily made in the time it takes to cook the rice.  Note that the rice is cooked in two stages: with water and then with coconut milk.

Grilled Fish and Coconut Rice

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Kin’che (Cracked Wheat with Eggs)

Source: The Recipe of Love
Date tried: July 9, 2012
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 20 to 40 minutes, depending on choice of grain

Although this is listed in the Breakfast section of The Recipe of Love, it is also suitable as a side dish with any meal.

I have altered the instructions in two ways. First I reconciled the instructions with the list of ingredients. Although the list of ingredients calls for only ½ cup of spiced butter, the instructions called for 2 full cups.

Also, in my experience cracked wheat ordinarily takes only 15-20 minutes to absorb the water over a simmer heat. I am sure if I left the saucepan on a boil for 35-45 minutes as the original printed instructions dictate, I would be setting off smoke alarms big time as the wheat burned black in a dried-out pot.  Also a covered pot and a lower heat saves energy and keeps the kitchen cooler. So I have revised those instructions to match my actual practice.

Kin’che (Cracked Wheat with eggs)

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Tagine of Moroccan Vegetables with Couscous

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: July 25, 2017
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time needed:1 hour

This is a delicious and quite an impressive dinner fit for company.
In spite of the long ingredient list, it is fairly simple to make.

Tagine of Moroccan Vegetables with Couscous

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Sweet and Spicy Couscous Salad

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Made: October 10, 2013
Yield: 3-4 servings as a main dish; 6-8 as a side dish
Time to make: 10 minutes assembly + at least 1 hour to chill.

This is a lovely tabouli-style salad and great as a main dish. I intended to include the almond garnish, but at the last minute forgot to add them.  But since I will certainly be making this salad again, that will be a treat for another day.

Sweet & Spicy Couscous Salad

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A Cold Morning for Hot Peanut Cereal

Source: : Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: October 2, 2012
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: 15-20 minutes

This is one of my favorite breakfast porridges and I don’t wait for a cold morning to make it. I prefer the cracked wheat to the whole wheat flour, but the flour is good if you prefer a very creamy texture. For an interesting taste variation, use buckwheat flour instead of whole wheat flour. Delicious!

A Cold Morning for Hot Peanut Cereal

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