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Hot Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

This is a vegetarian recipe inspired by a hot sandwich my mother made with left over Thanksgiving turkey.
image2 cups cooked (or canned) chickpeas
1 carrot; shredded
2 stalks celery; finely chopped
1/4 cup red onion; minced
1 sweet apple; finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
pinch freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2-3/4 cup mayonnaise for consistency
8-10 slices bread (I had “Food for Life” brown rice gluten free bread, my husband had Ezekiel’s sprouted whole wheat)

Preheat the oven to 375. Place sliced bread on a baking sheet. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Place all ingredients into a bowl, mix well, dollop onto bread slices and bake until golden on top, about 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Easy Yellow Squash with Ginger and Garlic

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2 yellow squash; cut into bite size pieces
1/2 red pepper; cut into thin 1 inch strips
fresh greens from 1 onion; sliced (or 2 Tablespoons diced onion)
3 cloves garlic; sliced
1 inch piece of fresh ginger; minced
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons (gluten free) soy sauce
2 Tablespoons ketchup
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8-1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

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Put on a pot of water for the pasta (or cook quinoa for a gluten free meal). Mix vegetables, olive oil, soy sauce, ketchup, salt and pepper in a bowl and pour onto a baking sheet. Place under broiler for 10 minutes at the same time that the pasta goes into the boiling water. I served greens on the side of this dish with a homemade vinaigrette.

One Dish Baked Salmon and Steamed Vegetables

DSC_0119I needed to prepare a dinner that Xav could finish when he came home because I had afternoon plans. Xav is not very domesticated so when I say “finish” I mean put something in the oven or microwave and then serve it when the time is up. (To be fair I should note he can boil water, fry an egg and put bread in a toaster. He has also been known to boil pasta if there is a sauce already made.) Using what I had on hand- frozen salmon fillets, some left over vegetables and rice and peas- I assembled…

lightly oil a baking dish
place 3 salmon fillets in the bottom of the dish
add 1/2 (yellow) chopped bell pepper
add 1/2 chopped onion
add 5 chopped swiss chard stalks
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sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
and fresh ground black pepper
top with swiss chard greens
sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
and fresh ground black pepper
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Cover with tin foil and a sticky note, “turn oven on to 375.
leave foil on. bake for 20 minutes. <3Lena”.
I left this dish in the refrigerator next to the left over rice.

The fish cooked and the vegetables steamed…
DSC_0118…served with a side of left over rice and peas it is a balanced meal with a protein, vegetable and starch- my Mom’s rule of thumb.