Category Archives: Dinner

Lasagna Puttanesca with Eggplant

A friend asked me the other day about the origin of lasagna. I told her I didn’t know so we looked it up online.  Here is the history of lasagna from Jamie Oliver’s blog:

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Ethiopian Lentil Stew

My friend, Lol, and I traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently. When the museum closed at 5 PM, we stopped in the nearby Little Ethiopia neighborhood to look for a place to eat. Little Ethiopia refers … Continue reading

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Tofu Cacciatore

I made Chicken Cacciatore for Robin the other night. It looked and smelled so good I modified the recipe to be vegetarian so I could enjoy it too! Here’s what I came up with.

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Twice Baked Potatoes – Mexican Style

This is a hearty side dish stuffed into one tasty shell. Think of these as twice baked potatoes with a nice little kick! They are healthy, easy to prepare, and both vegetarian and gluten-free. What could be better?

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Spicy Chinese-Style Eggplant

The flavors in this recipe are intense. It takes advantage of the complementary flavors of the chili bean sauce, shitake mushrooms, and seasoned rice vinegar. Serve this over steamed rice and put smiles on those at the dinner table.

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Harissa with Moroccan Slow Cooker Tofu

Harissa is North Africa’s favorite hot sauce. The word for this fiery Tunisian chile paste is derived from the Arabic verb harasa, “to pound” because it is traditionally made with mortar and pestle. I like to make it in a … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Dinner For One

See pages 128-138 of the winter edition of the Ojai Valley Visitors Guide for the complete article and menu. Then cook your heart out and enjoy!

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