I’m always looking for time savers, particularly when it comes to breakfast. Though I love chickpea omelets, especially as a break from the oatmeal I eat most days, I’m not often in the mood to measure all the seasonings I need to make them taste the way I like. So a few weeks ago, I decided to experiment with making a mix that I could fix ahead of time and keep in the fridge so I could put together an omelet any time I like. And I’ve been enjoying chickpea omelets for breakfast (and lunch) ever since!
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Thanksgiving is this Thursday for most of us in the U.S., but believe it or not, I’ve already made Thanksgiving dinner twice. I’ve been determined to come up with a new main dish, a simple adaptation of my Seitan Stuffed with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, and Mushrooms. It took me a couple of tries, but I finally came up with the perfect savory, mushroom-infused seitan roast. You’d think that after enjoying it two times in three days, my family would be tired of Thanksgiving food, but you’d be wrong. My daughter E wants me to make this again on Thursday. My husband D and I loved it as much as she did, so it’s quite possible I will be making it a third time this week.
E is our family’s chief “Thanksgiving cheerleader.” She insists that we have the full feast every year, even if we’re only cooking it for the three of us. So before I get to the recipe, I thought it might be helpful to make a list of all of her (and our) favorite holiday dishes. These are not necessarily the fanciest dishes on this blog, but they’re the ones we come back to year after year. Our feast always includes at least one dish from each category below, as well as mashed potatoes. Got to have the mashed potatoes!
Check out our family favorites below, and if you don’t see what you’re craving, be sure to peruse my entire list of Thanksgiving recipes.
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