Mindful Grocery Shopping

As in past years, Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen is participating in the annual Lenten Carbon Fast. This year’s theme is food waste. Find the other posts here: 2015 2014 2013 Last week we began a discussion about food waste and itsRead more…

Curried Lentils with Homemade Roti

Meatless meals don’t have to be terribly complicated. Sometimes all that’s necessary is to open a jar and chop a few veggies. Such is the case with curried lentils. Chopped onions, carrots and tomatoes are added to a some preparedRead more…

Fideos with Shrimp and Peas

A fideo is a type of Spanish pasta commonly used in soups. It comes in different thicknesses, like spaghetti. It can be cooked in broth in a similar fashion to rice. This makes fideos with shrimp and peas a oneRead more…

Stop Throwing Money Away!

This post marks my third year participating in the Annual Lenten Carbon Fast. In past years we’ve focused on recycling and other ways to reduce packaging waste. This year we’re going to focus on the issue of food waste inRead more…

Homemade Mocha Sauce {#Recipe ReDux}

Here we are, the week after Valentine’s Day. Is it any surprise this month’s Recipe ReDux challenge is all about chocolate? And what about the things chocolate loves? Like coffee. Coffee and chocolate together is a decadent combination. You canRead more…

Mussels in Tomato Sauce

Mussels love tomatoes! Try mussels in tomato sauce for an easy weeknight meal. I don’t recall eating mussels until we came to Spain, where they’re called mejillones. They’re fabulous! Every grocery store carries them in one form or another…fresh (onRead more…

Basic Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce doesn’t have to come from a jar with a gondola on the label. For those of us who weren’t fortunate enough to have an Italian grandmother, here’s how to make a basic tomato sauce. My family was oneRead more…

Korean BBQ Tofu “Wings”

I had a lot of fun with this post. There’s nothing like the sweet, tangy, hot taste of Korean barbeque. But for a twist, instead of making chicken wings and reminding you to try the sauce with tofu, I’ve flippedRead more…

Menemen: Turkish Eggs

You may recall a couple weeks ago I went a little crazy over Turkish food (for proof see this post, and this one, and this one, too). Well, today we’re going to have another dish called Menemen, or Turkish styleRead more…

Meatless Monday: Moroccan Potato Salad

Who knew potato salad could be this exciting? Moroccan Potato Salad is a delicious non-dairy alternative to the traditional stuff we all know and love. The addition of chickpeas and other vegetables means this salad is quite substantial and perfectRead more…

Quibebe: A Brazilian Style Butternut Squash Stew {#FoodOfTheWorld}

When researching Brazilian cuisine for this month’s Food of the World party, I came across an incredible diversity of recipes which reflect the heritage of the cooks who developed them to feed their families. You’ll find recipes influenced by Europeans,Read more…

Crepes Suzette

Looking for a non-chocolate treat for your Valentine? Look no further than Crepes Suzette with their buttery sweet orange syrup. These are so simple and delicious. One bite and you’ll understand what all the fuss is about. The origins ofRead more…