This time the challenge is to find a cookbook and make something veggie. Naturally that means the Navy Bean Soup won't count. After all this isn't Weekend "make up your own recipe" Challenge. So I looked through some of my vegetarian cookbooks. It does surprise me as to how many I own given I'm such a committed carnivore!
I started writing this post 4 days ago...my dining room table has been littered with cookbooks tagged with recipes. Somehow most of them opened to pasta pages. Since I promised myself to make no more than one pasta dish a week for a while, I had to find something else. Many of the other dishes that caught my eye had lots of potatoes...another no-no on South Beach Diet. Sigh...and no wonder I'm not losing any weight yet!
I finally settled on a variation of the Lentil Spinach & Potato Ragout I found in a great cookbook someone gave me a couple of years ago put out by the American Medical Association - no groaning, please, and trust me the recipes are delicious. Family Health Cookbook focuses on great taste.
As you know, I have trouble making any recipe exactly as given. So I substituted sweet potatoes for regular and added some acorn squash (which did get a little mushy in the cooking but added wonderful flavor) plus a bay leaf & thyme sprig because.... well, just because!Chipotle Roasted Salmon (I used fresh dill instead of cilantro this time) so I left out the crumbled feta, but lunch today will definitely have some sprinkled on top.
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