Category: Main courses

Vegetable tarte

Valentine’s Day vegetable tarte

Love is in the air and hearts are everywhere now, so why not a heart-shaped tarte? It is also a very healthy dish. Not only is it vegan, it is also vitamin and mineral loaded thanks to spelt and the…

Penne with eggplant 1

Penne with rosemary eggplant

When planning dinners I always take into consideration its nutritional value and try to include some protein-rich foods, i.e. legumes. However, I am detoxing severely now which gives me lots of unpleasant symptoms, including absent-mindedness, foggy brain, and forgetfulness. This…

Hatch pepper soup

Hatch peppers soup

Hatch pepper season came to an end. Too bad that it is so short, but on the other hand, there is more joy when they reappear each year. This is the beauty of seasonality that was so usual to our…

Hatch pepper chile sin carne

Hatch peppers chile sin carne

Hatch peppers are here again. I really like this August hatching ritual. Mild yet flavorful, Hatch peppers are perfect to make chile sin carne. When they are not in season, I use poblano peppers and make it exact the same…

Kohlrabi greens with pinto beans

Kohlrabi greens with pinto beans

Kohlrabi greens are not only edible. They are also very rich in vitamins and minerals, just like any other greens. They can be used in salads, smoothies or, like here, cooked with legumes. When you buy kohlrabi for the bulbs,…

Roasted mixed vegetables

Roasted mixed vegetables with lentils and brown rice

This is a very nutritious, properly balanced meal. There is a lot of protein from lentils, complex carbohydrates from both brown rice (richer in nutrients than white rice) and lentils, some olive oil to absorb fat-soluble vitamins as well as…

Coconut curry with chickpeas and vegetables

Coconut curry with chickpeas and vegetables

Although coconut saturated fat content is high, there is apparently no reason to be afraid of it or to avoid it. I talked to a doctor in East Timor where coconuts are abundant and commonly consumed. He told me that…

Spaghetti Lentilese

Spaghetti lentilese

This spaghetti is one of my favorite dishes. Nutrition-wise it is of excellent quality with its complex carbohydrates from brown rice flour and rice bran in the pasta, protein and high mineral content in the lentils, and vitamins in the…

Okra with lentils

Okra with lentils

This meal is an excellent source of protein, complex carbohydrates, folate, thiamin, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, manganese, lycopene, fiber and other beneficial nutrients. Okra is a delicious vegetable. I eat it at least every other week,…

Barley and red beans patties

Barley and red beans patties

These nutritionally dense patties are an excellent source of protein and complex carbohydrates. They are high in thiamin, niacin, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, selenium and zinc. As they already contain barley, they do not have to be…