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What we ate: C&V-ified Korean hot pot

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This soup was loosely modeled on one we had last winter at a local Korean place. After a long weekend out of town, dinner on the way home sounded pretty amazing. We both decided on a spicy vegetable soup, his with beef and mine (allegedly) vegetarian. Two huge bowls arrived, full of brightly colored broth and vegetables. After a few spoonfuls, Mr. C&V looked up. “This is amazing–could we make it at home?” To which I blithely responded: “Sure, we just need to find a recipe!”
 
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Recipe: Garlicky White Bean Soup

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The basis for this recipe was one that appeared in a cookbook near and dear to my heart, Vegan with a Vengeance. I’ve tweaked it and adapted for batch cooking over the years, and it’s become a favorite that I come back to. Oddly, I’m always nervous about serving it to others (“will they think this is just a big bowl of bean puree?”), but it’s a consistent hit, especially for guests who have just arrived after a long day of travel.
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Recipe: Quinoa and chickpea burgers (vegan, gluten free)

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Our Sunday dinner
 
I love quinoa, but Mr. C&V is not a fan. Actually, he has been known to say that he hates it, and even to dismiss it as “garbage”. I made a small batch of these burgers back in June to serve at a dinner party. Imagine my surprise to come home from pre-party activities and find a few pieces of browned quinoa in our skillet. Mr. C&V had cooked himself a burger for lunch–and enjoyed it! He even ate a second burger at dinner the same day. With that ringing endorsement, I decided it was time to size up the recipe and add chickpea and quinoa burgers into our batch cooking rotation. In fact, I was so excited about the prospect of re-quinoaising my diet that I purchased a 4-lb bag of the stuff. We’ll be making these again.
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Our weekend: August batch cook

As I mentioned in my last post, our Saturday morning was spent immersed in the kitchen. The goal? Fill our freezer with the basis for many of the awesome meals that we hope to eat over the next month or two.
Our freezer, post batch cook!
One freezer, fully stocked
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