Dilled Onions

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: January 14, 2018
Yield: 2 cups
Time needed: 10 -15 minutes

I tried out my daughter’s vegetable slicer on this. It made quick work of slicing the onions.
This gives a mild, sweet relish, very nice.

Dilled Onions

Dilled Onions
6 white onions sliced into rings
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. dill seed
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water

Place sliced onion rings in a bowl.
Combine all other ingredients in a small saucepan.
Bring to a rolling boil.
Pour over onion rings.
Let stand until cool.
Store in refrigerator.

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Golden Parsley Potatoes

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date: January 3, 2018
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed:1 hour

A nice variation on scalloped potatoes. To provide flavour beyond pepper and salt, I enhanced the recipe in the following ways: added rosemary to the cooking water for the potatoes, added a pinch each of garlic powder and cayenne pepper along with pepper and salt to the main dish and the cottage cheese topping. I think my main problem was too many potatoes (I used four and three would have been adequate) without increasing the amounts of shredded cheese and cottage cheese topping as well.

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American Variations

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried: August 14, 2013
Yield: As many as you like
Time needed: time to cook filling of choice

This is an idea for a buffet-style lunch. Set out a basket of pita bread, tortillas or rolls and a platter of veggie burgers from the list below. Add options of toppings, seasonings and dressing and let everyone make their own sandwich. For my own lunch today I put Homemade Tofu Burgers on naan bread topped with tomato slices, Homemade Curry Powder, toasted sunflower seeds and a homemade vinaigrette dressing.

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Budget Bean Salad

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date: December 13, 2017
Yield: 8 servings
Time needed: 20 minutes

Prior preparation needed
Cook kidney beans if starting with dry beans rather than canned.
Cook peas.
Hard-boil eggs

A rather unusual bean salad as it calls for only one kind of beans, not a combination for colour contrast. No doubt this helps it live up to its name. It is quick to put together provided some ingredients are prepared ahead of time. And it also needs time to chill. So although prep time is minimal, it can stretch over much of a day.

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Lentil and Potato Soup

Source: The Recipe of Love
Date: December 11, 2017
Yield: 8-10 servings
Time needed: 1 hour

This is truly a lovely soup, especially on a cold day. If you don’t have a very large soup pot, you may have to cut the recipe in half to fit whatever pot is available. If you have no spiced butter on hand, make some a day or two before making the soup. (Recipe below)

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Mixed Vegetable Curry

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date: December 7, 2017
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: about 30 minutes

This is quite a mild curry and some may prefer to add (as I did) some hot curry powder, cayenne and/or chili powder. But once seasoned to your taste, it is a very good vegan curry. I quite enjoyed it.
Another change I made was to increase the oil to 2 Tbsp. so there would be enough to absorb the flour when making the sauce. If the sauce is still too thick, add more milk until the consistency is to your taste.
I would also recommend adding seasonings with the flour (and before adding the milk) for the best flavour.

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Spinach Dill Dip

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date: December 4, 2017
Yield: 3 cups
Time needed: 25 minutes

I have never come across a dip like this and I am still not sure if I love it or hate it. It is an insight on how to make a dip without sour cream. Most of the time goes into prepping the vegetables for the food processor. Once everything is peeled, quartered, crushed, chopped, and grated, it takes only a few minutes to combine. But remember to allow an hour to chill the finished product before serving.

Spinach Dill Dip

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