Entries by Barbara Sobel

Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

This simple soup is full of flavor and pairs well with a simple green salad for a light dinner or lunch. Ingredients 2 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee 1 medium onion, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 2 garlic cloves, diced 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger 3 tablespoons curry powder 2 teaspoons ground turmeric 1 cup beluga (black) lentils 1 box or jar of […]

Summer Sheet Pan Salad with Salmon

This recipe was inspired by Farmhouse Lab, a local organic dressing company. I tried out Farmhouse Lab’s amazing consciously sourced and organic Sunny Avocado dressing after I was blown away by one of their sheet pan salads. I love sheet pan meals and I had never thought about using one as a platter. I cooked […]

Ginger and Garlic Japanese Eggplant

This is super simple, not too spicy, eggplant dish that can be made gluten-free. It is a great side dish for a busy weeknight because it is quick to prepare. Ingredients 2 tablespoons avocado oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons ginger, minced 2 scallions, chopped 1 1/2 pounds Japanese eggplant, sliced into thin rounds 3 tablespoons coconut aminos (gluten and soy […]

Quinoa and Green Bean Salad

This simple whole-grain salad is great for lunch or dinner. Sometimes I add a handful or two of raisins to the mix to add a little sweetness. Ingredients 1 cup multicolored quinoa (or any single color) 1 pound green beans trimmed and cut in bite-sized pieced 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 1/4 cup chopped Italian […]

Curry Lentil Soup

It is “dig through the pantry day” at my house and I found the makings for a perfect meatless meal. Curry lentil soup with fresh vegetables. Curry is a mix of spices. It can vary greatly. You can make your own curry mixture or buy one. I used a premade curry paste that I had […]

Chocolate Cinnamon “Ice Cream”

This dairy-free frozen treat has 5 different plant foods, 6 if you add garnish and eat it. You might give it a try with ginger and lime zest instead of cinnamon and cardamon. Look at your tea collection and spice rack for inspiration.  Ingredients 3 frozen bananas 3 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder 1 teaspoon […]

Maryland Style Shrimp Bake

Old Bay seasoning is synonymous with Maryland crab boil. This simple shrimp bake is modeled on the same flavors. I had some amazing shrimp in the freezer. I made a small jar full of my own seasoning mix. It was a lot of spices to grind and bottles to open, but now I have it […]

Sheet Pan Lamb Meatballs with Vegetables and Tahini Sauce

If you have been following me for a while, you have seen sheet pan meals. I have upgraded this one with colors and flavors. This one has 11 different colorful, nutrient-dense plant foods. You can substitute any kind of meat, chicken, fish, or mushrooms to make it vegetarian. I added in 4 herbs and spices […]

Bamboo Steamer Cod and Greens

I confess, I bought my bamboo steamer years ago and it has been sitting in a kitchen drawer taking up room. I finally tried it and I am hooked. If you have a steamer that you have not been using, I recommend pulling it out, dusting it off, and trying it out. Ingredients 3-4 pieces […]