One of the things I do with my Copious Free Time is experimental cooking. Sometimes it's an attempt to reproduce something I've eaten at a restaurant and enjoyed. Sometimes it's an adaptation for dietary restrictions, such as my own vegetarianism or a friend's allergies. And sometimes it's something much stranger.
Note: If you are not vegetarian or vegan, don't know much about cooking for people with dietary restrictions, and are trying to prepare food for someone who is vegetarian or vegan, please check with someone knowledgeable first. There are a variety of pitfalls, involving things like hidden ingredients and sub-ingredients. My "Suggestions to the Novice ", inHTML or Word7 format, has a section on these matters.
Anti-Valentine's Apple Pie So what if apples have romantic implications? Vegan.
Chili Sans Carne Vegetarian chili, insofar as a chili recipe can be defined. Vegan.
Cherry Chocolate Chip Pie Not too sweet, a nice combination.
Cherry Chocolate Chip Squares Shortbread, cherries, and chocolate.
Chocolate Butterscotch Buckle Quite sweet and very rich.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Pie Very sweet, extremely rich; if I can't find a partner like this, I guess I'll have to settle for a dessert.
Chocolate Apricot Squares Sort of like date squares, but using apricots and chocolate.
Chocolate-Stuffed Apricots A nice simple treat.
Chunky Cheesecake Brownies Extremely decadent. The recipe includes an adaptation to a vegan diet; also works for gluten-free, egg-free diets.
Coffee-House Caramel Goo Cake A variation on the Chocolate Butterscotch Buckle.
Disaster-Prone Cherry Pound Cake Much better than it sounds!
Double-Crust Spinach Pizza Different but very good. Includes a recipe for bread dough.
Ginger Pumpkin Soup A thick, rich, and warming soup.
Hab-ricot Preserve Habanero peppers and apricots for a sweet/hot/sour preserve. Adjustable "hotness" factor.
Hot Pepper Jelly A "general solution", i.e., one that can be applied to whatever kinds of peppers you've got.
Lentil Soup A thick stew, very satisfying and very easy to make. Vegan.
Lentils with Lemon and Dill Another stew. Vegan. The combination of lentils and citrus should make this a good source of iron.
Lentils with Lemon and Dill - Version 2 Vegan. Also with squash! This adds richness and better nutrition too.
Paprika Snaps These look quite odd and taste, well, different. Vegan, I think.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Caramel Cake A variation on the Chocolate Butterscotch Buckle.
Potted Mouse Nothing whatever in common with Farley Mowat's "Souris à la Crème".
Rye Rolls Wheatless. A bit dense (like their creator) but not bad (like their creator).
Shortbread Unsweetened, with variations. Vegan.
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