Category Archives: Vegan

A New Way to Eat Chilean Bean & Corn Stew


Don and I had Chilean Bean & Corn Stew this evening for supper. He had the brilliant idea to add a dollop of sour cream to it, and it completely changed the flavor. It is excellent both ways. ~Lois

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Yellow Rice with Raisins


Don and I hosted a gathering for the CISR Senior Manager’s Course on Sunday. It was interesting and fun. We are grateful for all our friends, new and old, who attended! About 25 people came to our house for dinner, … Continue reading

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Sour Cream Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake


I wanted to bring coffee cake to work today because one of our grant sponsors was coming to visit us to discuss a couple of projects. I found a terrific coffee cake in a cookbook by daughter Erin gave me … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Vegetable Stew with Chickpeas


Don and I have a house guest from Pakistan, Muhamad Ishaq Israr. We are all learning a great deal about one another. Ishaq is attending Eastern Mennonite University’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute. This is the third year we have had SPI … Continue reading

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Indian Ratatouille


Don and I have the pleasure of hosting a young man from Pakistan by the name of Muhammad Ishaq Israr. He is here to attend Eastern Mennonite University’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute. Ishaq works for a nongovernmental organization, Just Peace, in his … Continue reading

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Pea and Cucumber Salad


This is one of my favorite spring salads. It is very light and flavorful and originally came from the book Reversing Diabetes: Reduce or Even Eliminate Your Dependence on Insulin or Oral Drugs by Julian Whitaker, M.D. This book is not just … Continue reading

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Chickpea Salad


One of my coworkers brought a similar dish to our potluck luncheon early this week. Everyone raved about it. The recipe originally came from Epicurious.com, but I have modified it quite a bit.   Ingredients Serves 4-6  2 15-ounce cans chickpeas (garbanzo … Continue reading

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Quinoa, Fruit & Nuts Salad


I enjoy finding and making delicious new recipes. Because I often take these new foods to work where we have some employees with wheat allergies and others who are vegetarian, I also try to find recipes that are wheat-free and … Continue reading

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Broccoli


IDEA I love broccoli. I eat it raw, steamed, in soup, with cheese sauce, in salads, served with hollandaise sauce, stir fried, over pasta, sautéed in olive oil, as broccoli salad, in an omelet or frittata, made into a Quiche. Whew! There are … Continue reading

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Ayman’s Mother’s Rice (aka Egyptian Rice)


During 2005, Ayman Sorour, a senior manager from Egypt who works in the field of landmine action, was attending  a five-week training session at James Madison University (where I work) in Harrisonburg, Virginia (US). He was very hungry for his homeland food … Continue reading

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