Uzbek Palov (O’zbek Palovi)

Uzbek rice pilaf—osh palov or, in Russian, plov—has probably had a more meaningful place in my life than any other single dish. For the past quarter century I have spent many hours preparing it, have enacted rituals around it, and have made it the centerpiece of significant gatherings in a way that I have not done with any other food.

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Quinoa Burgers, version 2

Quinoa burger 2

This is a standby vegetarian or vegan recipe, which we use so often that I decided to post it so that we would have it wherever we are in the world.  Like our other quinoa burger recipe on this site, It comes from Louise Hagler’s book Meatless Burgers.  But this recipe is a little quicker to prepare and has fewer ingredients. (Note: The published recipe does not include eggs, but I strongly prefer including them, as otherwise the mixture is likely to fall apart.)

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Quinoa Burgers

Quinoa Burger

This evening we made a very easy and tasty vegan burger.  I’m posting it here to make sure we don’t lose the recipe.  It comes from the book Meatless Burgers by Louise Hagler.  Quinoa is a remarkable grain that originated in the Andes and was first cultivated as long as 4,000 years ago.  It is high in protein and also contains calcium, phosphorus, and iron.  We eat it often.

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