Cauliflower and chickpea za’atar stew with brown rice

It’s nice to have a vegee night. This dish hints of meat but there is none. Lots of veg, spices, cooked down slowly. Some are roasted. Za’atar is merely a mixture of spices, primarily sumac and thyme, sometimes the addition of sesame seeds and other things, but I find sumac also goes well with cumin…

Sweet potato, cabbage, and pecan (creamed) soup

This soup is sweet, nutty, and rich. The final addition of cream just before serving provides a smooth, creamy texture. The flavors are reminiscent of sweet potato pie, but there is no added sugar in this soup. All the sweetness is from the sweet potatoes and onions, offset by the cabbage and pecans. I served…