Category Archives: vegetarian

Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes, or Latkes Oil for frying 4 cups grated potatoes (I never peel them. I scrub them clean using a plastic kitchen scrubber I keep just for this purpose. Steel pads with no soap added also work well) 1 onion, diced small 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons flour 2 eggs pepper to taste […]

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Chili Cheese Bake

Adapted from the cookbook Custom Cooking by Mary Carney For 8 servings:Combine:4 cups cooked rice1 t. garlic powder1 four ounce can green chilies2 t chili powder1 t. salt2 cups cooked kidney beans (or other beans- pinto, anasazi, black turtle…)1 cup diced, cooked onion2 t. ground cumin1 t. oregano2 cups tomato pureeOptional: cooked, leftover meat, 2 […]

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Chile Relleno Casserole

Chile Relleno Quiche serves 8 10 eggs1/2 cup melted butter1/2 cup flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 pound cottage cheese2 4 ounce cans green chiles — diced. We like pepper to taste1 pound grated mozzarella or other cheese Directions1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees2. Whip the eggs until fluffy3. Whisk in melted butter, flour, baking powder […]

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Broccoli Cottage Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cottage Casserole Combine:16 ounces cottage or ricotta cheese10 ounces of frozen broccoli4 eggs1/2 cup diced peppers or green chiles Turn into oiled pie pan, top with Parmesan cheese or minced onions. Bake at 350 for about half an hour, or until set and not jiggly. Also good topped with sliced fresh tomatoes and then […]

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Black Bean Sloppy Joes

Black Bean Sloppy Joes(serves 10, and even my pickiest eater loves these) OAMC meal 1/4 cups olive oil, or other fat2 onions, chopped4 tablespoons chili powder (optional, we usually use less)1 green pepper, chopped6 cups cooked black turtle beans 2-4 tablespoons Bragg Amino Acids (or soy sauce)1 teaspoon oregano2 cups tomato sauceMolasses/brown sugar to taste (the […]

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Barley Corn Salad

Barley Corn Salad 3 cups cooked barley3 cups cooked corn (I just add frozen corn, don’t even defrost it all the way. It’s hot enough most summers that it will thaw sufficiently by serving time, and it helps cool the salad)3/4 cup diced sweet red pepper1/2 cup diced green pepper1/2 cup diced green onions1/4 cup […]

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Artichoke Garbanzo Pasta Salad

This recipe has the distinction of being the first (so far as I can find) that I posted to The Common Room, back in May of 2005. It’s hard to believe we were blogging nearly four months before I posted a recipe, isn’t it? I collected it from the website Meals For You, one of […]

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Fry some diced onion: Onion is optional, but I like to start by frying some onion in a heavy duty skillet with just a bit of oil- this is my grandmother’s cast iron pan, well seasoned. I have used green onions, yellow onions, sweet onions, and red onions- it just depends on what is in […]

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