Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Dinner 4/29

(tofu, onion, yellow and red tomato, red bell pepper, carrot, garlic, lemongrass, ginger)

Jasmine Rice

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Dinner 4/28

(leeks, yellow tomatoes, red bell pepper, garlic, arrugala, cherry tomatoes)

Cannelli Bean Soup w/ Fennel Stock

Monday, April 28, 2003

Dinner 4/27

Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches w/ Mustard and Walnut spread on Pumpernickel bread

Mushrooms, Red Bell Pepper, Yellow Tomato and Soy Sauce over Penne pasta

Braised Fennel

Zucchini "Turbans"
(grilled zucchini rolls stuffed w/ basil cream cheese)

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Stuart Cellars Wine Tasting 4/26 @ Riverside Wine and Imports

(with post tasting food notes)

1. Callista (Greeting Wine): Basil and Tomato Soy Cream Cheese on Olive Flatbread

(the small dice tomatoes held up very nicely on the base of soy cream chese and the flatbread held its shape throughout the evening)

2. Viognier: Mixed Greens salad in Phyllo "bowls" w/ Caramelized Pears and a Creamy Garlic dressing.

(I tried to put the dressing on the salads and the little bits of garlic kept getting stuck in the squeeze bottle -- so I just spooned it on...)

3. Chardonnay: Fettuccini Alfredo (served on a fork w/ black olives)

(it's tricky keeping small bits of pasta warm between kitchen and service)

4. Cabernet Franc: Sushi with wasabi

(wooo! -- two types -- deep fried tempeh w/ wasabi as well as avacado w/ wasabi and wasabi peas on the side)

5. Merlot: Hearty White Bean Stew

(a.k.a. white bean cassoulet, w/ soyrizo)

6. Tatria: Roasted Vegetable Lasagna "Pinwheels" on a bed of caramelized leeks

(roasted veg -- zucchini, eggplant and red pepper turned out good, the lasagna dried out a bit waiting for service -- see above)

7. Vintage Zinfandel Port: Chocolate Olive Oil Cake w/fresh berries

(served w/ blueberries -- Liz made this, a big hit w/ the unfiltered port)

Friday, April 25, 2003

Dinner 4/25

Reuben Sandwiches
(tempeh, sauerkraut, soy cheese)

Seared Green Beans w/ fried Oyster Mushrooms

Dinner 4/24

Fresh Morels Mushrooms Sauteed in Olive Oil

Elbow Macaroni w/ soy cheese and soy margarine

Dinner 4/23

Soul Vegetarian's Chili*

* found the recipe to their chili the other day (via the PD) and what do you know -- it actually tastes just like the version in the restaurant -- which is to say, it rocks...

then I went and played my show (as Tofu) at "A Month Full Of Wednesdays" at the Symposium. Man, my back is killing me ;)

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Dinner 4/22

Spaghetti w/ Pesto
(basil, garlic, soy parmesan, pine nuts and olive oil)

Steamed Artichokes
(w/ lemon oil dipping sauce)

Fried Morel Mushrooms*

* mighty fresh, mighty fine ;)

Monday, April 21, 2003

Dinner 4/21

Even More Pierogies
(cabbage, onion, dill)

Even More Grilled Asparagus w/ Pumpkin Seed Oil

(sadly, no more borscht)

Sunday, April 20, 2003

Dinner 4/20

Striped Beet Borscht*

(cabbage, onion, dill)

Grilled Asparagus w/ Pumpkin Seed Oil


Chocolate Cheesecake

Strawberry Pie

* Striped pink and white, it makes for a very pink soup, but tastes exactly the same...

Saturday, April 19, 2003

Dinner 4/19

(tomato, onion, oyster mushrooms, black olives, tomato sauce, soy cheese)

Dinner 4/18

Tibetan Crisp-Fried Noodles and Seitan with Vegetables
(Food and Wine 10/91 p.79)

Rice Paper Salad Rolls
(shredded red cabbage, carrot and serrano chiles w/ peanut and sesame oil dressing)

Friday, April 18, 2003

Dinner 4/17

Tex-Mex Soy Cheese Enchiladas
(from Saveur April 2002)


Dinner 4/16

Soy Boy Okara Burger
(lettuce, tomato, mustard and ketchup)

...and then I ran out the door to help w/ load-in at "A Month Full Of Wednesdays" at The Symposium -- btw, great show w/ Furnace St., Scare Tactic and Steven K. Smith... next week -- SOB, Subliminal Self and some guy named tofu...

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Dinner 4/15

Mexican-Style Tempeh over Linguini
(fried tempeh, onion, jalapeno, garlic, soyrizo, mexican oregano and tomato sauce)

(tomato, onion, jalapeno, cilantro)

Steamed Broccoli

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Dinner 4/14

Orzo Pilaf*
(w/ fennel, onion, garlic and green olives)

Fried Zucchini and Tomatoes

* very risotto like.

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Dinner 4/13

Veggie Sub Sandwich
(lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and black olives w/mustard on a mini-baguette)

Dinner 4/12

Tofu Salad Sandwiches

Bean Burrito
(w/ tomato, lettuce and onion)

Friday, April 11, 2003

Dinner 4/11

Pasta Puttanesca
(over Fusilli)


Thursday, April 10, 2003

Dinner 4/10

Lentils, Carrots, Porcini Mushrooms and Seitan Stew
over Spinach w/ Pumpkin Seed Oil

French, er, Freedom Bread

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Dinner 4/9

(red onion, carrot, red pepper, broccoli, garlic, ginger, tofu)

"Thai Okra"

Jasmine Rice

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Dinner 4/8

Grilled Asparagus w/ Pumpkin Oil

Wilted Dinosaur Kale, Tomatoes, Shallots and Shiitake Mushrooms over Gemelli Pasta

Italian Bread

Dinner 4/7

Falafel Sandwich
(from the Falafel Cafe on Cedar)

Hummus w/ Pita Bread

Sunday, April 06, 2003

Dinner 4/6

Tibetan Crisp-Fried Noodles and Seitan with Vegetables
(Food and Wine 10/91 p.79)

Bob's Eggplant
(Miso Glazed Eggplant -- Food and Wine 4/99)

Oyster no sake yaki
(Oyster Mushrooms marinated with Soy/Sake/Mirin and then broiled)

Saturday, April 05, 2003

Dinner 4/5

Hummus and Pita Chips

Arrugala and Spinach Salad*
(red onion, celery, carrot, tomato, toasted pecans and pumpkin seed oil and fig vinaigrette)

Focaccia Bread

* I know, it seems a bit of a cliche, a dinner salad... but, if you look through the archives you'll find it hasn't happened, like, ever ;)

Friday, April 04, 2003

Dinner 4/4

Reuben Sandwiches
(Fried Tempeh, saurekraut, veganaise on pumpernickel)

Home Fry Potatoes

Braised Green Beans and Shiitake Mushrooms w/ Pumpkin Oil

Dinner 4/3

Cuban Polenta Pie w/ Seitan [Pork] and Chorizo [Soyrizo]

Braised Fennel

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Dinner 4/2

Fusilli w/ Arrabiata Sauce

Garlic Bread

then I went to the first night of SynthCleveland's "A Month Full Of Wednesdays" where I played a set w/ Elliptical...

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Dinner 4/1

Chinese Long Beans Seared/Braised

Basmati Rice

Orange [Beef] Seitan
(from an old Plain Dealer recipe via Rose Wong from "Pearl Of The Orient" (whom I've taken classes from)

Dinner 3/31

Pasta Putanesca

Garlic Bread