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Masala Dabba

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Munira brought back a masala dabba for me from India. So exciting! The next morning I filled it with some of the spices I use the most, and drew a key to help me remember what is what. It was SO fun to use it to make my Pav Bhaji this weekend. I need to make Aloo Patta Gobhi next.
Thank you SO much, Munira!

Larry's Miso Soup

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Larry put Japanese miso powder on his Christmas wish list; he especially wanted powder since paste can go bad if you don't use it up quickly. Good thing, since we just opened the jar today,  5 months later! He made up a quick recipe using our roasted seaweed snacks, some silken tofu in the pantry, and chives from our garden. It was super fast and delicious.  Ingredients1 T miso powder (we like marukome from Japan) 1 roasted seaweed, cut up 1/4 cup tofu 1 T chives, chopped 1.5 C hot water InstructionsPut the miso powder, seaweed, tofu, and chives in a bowl. Put water in a kettle and heat it up. Pour hot water in bowl. Stir and serve. Larry says one usually eats it by slurping the side of the bowl, stirring as you slurp! (A handy lesson from living in Japan :)








Mushroom Leek Quiche with Red Pepper Relish

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Our neighbor Elsa gave us 4 beautiful fresh leeks from her garden. I had been planning to make my chickpea tart, but then I found a mushroom leek quiche in Vegan Comfort Classics that looked worth a try! Here's my slightly adapted version. Oh, the red pepper relish is amazing on crackers or anything else you might serve a chutney with. If you have time for nothing else, make the relish!

5/1/20 Update: The second time I made this it was EVEN BETTER. Our garden was overflowing in chives, so I used 3 cups of chives, 2 zucchinis, and 1 cup mushrooms ('cause that's what I had; oh, and fresh sage from the garden). For the relish, I used red pepper and red onion. (The zucchini & pepper was from our new organic farm delivery service). OMG yum. Larry said it was stupendous!

Ingredients 1 whole wheat pie crust (purchase or make)

Filling:
2 T canola oil
3 C leeks OR chives, sliced
1-2 C mushrooms, sliced
2 C zucchini or broccoli, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp…