Main Dishes

Marinated Baked Tempeh

ADAPTED FROM LOVE AND LEMONS Adapted from loveandlemons.com This is a unique way of preparing tempeh, steaming it first, so it absorbs the marinade and is moist and tasty.  And it’s oil-free.  I substituted water for the oil, and it worked perfectly.  I tend to prepare tofu or tempeh in the toaster oven to save…

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Easily Adaptable Indian Cooking

A healthy diet is so important for your longterm health.  Below and in future posts, I will share some healthy recipes that you can adapt easily to the ingredients you have on hand. Here’s a video with personal attestations of the importance of a wholesome plant-based diet. Some basic ingredients for Indian food are: Cumin seeds Mustard seeds…

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Cooking during a Pandemic—Recipes using shelf stable ingredients: black bean and tortilla pie, lentil soup with sweet potatoes

During this time of Covid-19 when I am cooking a lot and trying not to go to the grocery store too frequently, I really appreciate my recipes that contain shelf-stable ingredients. I stock up on what I need and pull it all out when it’s time to cook!  The black bean and corn tortilla pie…

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Grilled Tuna with Pineapple-Orange Salsa

MAIN DISH GRILLED TUNA WITH PINEAPPLE-ORANGE SALSA (serves 4)  Ingredients:  1 cup pineapple chunks, drained ¼ cup orange juice 1 tbsp. chopped sweet onion (e.g. Vidalia, Walla Walla) ½ cup chopped red bell pepper 24 oz. tuna steaks 2 tsp. garlic powder 2 tbsp. low-sodium teriyaki sauce  COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Combine pineapple, orange juice, onion, and red pepper…

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Asian Salmon Steaks

MAIN DISH From Washington Post – Women’s League Cyber Kitchen Ingredients: 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce2 Tbsp dark soy sauce, lo sodium1 tsp sesame oil1/4 tsp five-spice powder2 tsp honey1 clove garlic, crushed1 tsp fresh ginger, grated4 5-6 oz salmon steaks or salmon fillets, washed and dried; Directions: Preheat broiler.Place all ingredients except salmon in a…

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Teriyaki Flank Steak

MAIN DISH TERIYAKI FLANK STEAK – adapted from The Washington PostThe key to this is the sake which makes the meat incredibly tender! Ingredients: 1/4 cup lite soy sauce1/4 cup sake or dry sherry (I prefer Haiku brand Sake)2 Tbsp brown sugar3 cloves garlic, minced2 Tbsp grated ginger root2 Tbsp peanut oil1 1/4 pounds flank steak…

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Maple Teriyaki Salmon

MAIN DISH This is a great quick marinade that is good served warm when first prepared, but even better served cold the next day. Ingredients: 1 tsp Asian sesame oil1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce2 Tbsp maple syrup1 1/2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger1 clove garlic minced1 1/3 pounds salmon Directions: Combine the marinade ingredients….

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Stir Fry Kale and Beef

Ingredients: One head of kale with leaves removed from thick stems and cut into 1 inch pieces. 1 LB lean beef A medium onion sliced or chopped 3 cloves of garlic, chopped 3 Tbsp of Soy Sauce or Oyster Sauce (Note: most big grocery stores have Oyster sauce. Asian grocery stores have more selections. There’s also “Vegetarian” Oyster…

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Caramelized Tofu

MAIN DISH This is a very simple recipe that can be prepared stovetop or in the oven. My preference is in the oven because it requires less attention, but either way works well. If you choose the oven, preheat to 400 degrees. Ingredients: 1 lb block extra-firm organic tofu4 Tbsp brown rice syrup2 Tbsp low…

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Poached Tilapia in Hot and Sour Sauce

Adapted by The Washington Post, October 11, 2006, from 101 Quick & Delicious Recipes, a 2006 collection of Fine Cooking magazine recipes. It was originally written for Chilean sea bass. I usually prefer to purchase fish that is non-farm raised, but i recently read that tilapia is one of the more sustainable fish that we…

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