Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Dinner 8/31

Eggplant Parmesan over Farfalle Pasta

Steamed Broccoli

Garlic Bread

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Dinner 8/29

Sauteed Tofu
(tofu, onion, cumin, corriander, fresh turmeric)

Raisin and Pistachio Pulao
(basmati rice, raisins, pistachio nuts)

Spicy Radish Greens
(sauteed radish greens, garlic, ginger, onion, cumin, corriander, habanero pepper)

Spicy Braised Carrots
(carrots, turmeric, cumin, corriander, red pepper)

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Dinner 8/28

Sauteed Kale w/ Raisins and Onions topped w/ Spicy Tofu
(onion, garlic, fresh turmeric, cumin, corriander, raisins and kale -- topped w/ sauteed tofu w/ cumin, coriander, turmeric and tamari)


Pickled Cauliflower*

* we also did more canning today -- yellow beans and eggplant/basil

Friday, August 27, 2004

Dinner 8/27

Spaghetti and Homemade Tomato Sauce

Garlic Bread

Mesculin Salad w/ Figs*

* our little container of mesculin is finally ready to eat!

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Dinner 8/26

Seitan [Beef] and Broccoli*
(stir-fried seitan that was marinated in tamari, veg stock, cornstarch, sesame oil and sherry, with stir-fried broccoli -- it's a slight varaiation of the recipe from every hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant you've ever eaten at)

Basmati Rice

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Dinner 8/25

Seitan in Chipotle Sauce
(sauteed seitan, onion and garlic braised w/ chipotle, veg stock, mexican oregano, salt and pepper)

Stuffed Nopales
(catcus paddles stuffed w/ soy cheese, then breaded and shallow fried in oil)

Cubanelle Rice
(refried rice w/ cubanelle pepper, mexican oregano, onion, garlic, salt and pepper)

Roasted Corn

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Dinner 8/24

(tofu, carrot, red bell pepper, ginko nuts)

Szechuan Eggplant
(eggplant, hot bean paste, garlic, veg stock, sesame oil, black vinegar)

Hoisin Green Beans
(seared/steamed green beans, soy sauce, hoisin sauce)

Basmati Rice

Monday, August 23, 2004

Dinner 8/23

Baked Artichoke Crock
(artichoke hearts, vegenaise, capers, cubanelle pepper, red pepper baked in a 350 oven for 25 minutes)

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Dinner 8/22

Semolina Pizza(s)*

1. Pesto w/ Pine Nuts and Soy Cheese
2. Caponata (sweet and sour eggplant) and Soy Cheese
3. Fried Eggplant, Onion, Shiitake Mushroom, Tomato and Soy Cheese
4. Tomato and Soy Cheese (for the kids)

* We had lots of little bits and pieces of food, so we decided to make each one different. I liked them all ;)

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Dinner 8/21

(boiled, then sauteed rapini -- a.k.a. broccoli raab -- w/ soyrizo and olives)

Caponata alla Siciliana
Sweet and Sour Eggplant in the Sicilian Method
(stewed eggplant, tomatoes, onions, olives, capers, white wine vinegar salt and pepper)

(we also made some jicama pickles and whole pickled jalapenos this morning -- we're slowly getting a handle on this whole canning thing)

Friday, August 20, 2004

Dinner 8/20

Jalapeno Poppers
(jalapeno stuffed w/ soy cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds and cilantro, dipped in batter and deep fried)

(masa dough, stuffed w/ soyrizo, onion and garlic)

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Dinner 8/19

Eggplant Parmesan w/ Tomato Sauce over Gemelli Pasta

Spinach Salad w/ Dried Cherries
(w/ red wine vinaigrette dressing)

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Dinner 8/18

Sweet and Sour Tofu w/ Pineapple
(pineapple, red bell pepper, carrot and onion)

Jasmine Rice

Hoisin Green Beans

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Dinner 8/17

Semolina Pizza
(semolina dough, fried in a cast iron skillet, topped w/ tomato, onion, kalamata olives and soy cheese)

* worked on getting the timing right -- about 1:30 for the dough, then the toppings, finishing around 5:30 -- nice crust on the bottom, not raw/soft on top...

We spent the day taking a boat ride around Lake Erie (crappy popcorn w/ soy margarine), then over to a local mall for some food court inside out vegetable sushi (handmade though!) and french fries -- the kids like them equally ;)

Monday, August 16, 2004

Dinner 8/16

Tony LaRussa Burgers*

Homemade French Country Rye Bread

* came home late from the screening of "Gloom" (I did most of the soundtrack -- very cool DIY film by the way, go buy a copy from them!) and Liz had made these for the kids, straight from the PETA cookbook.
We used to make them back in our early years of vegetarianism, but hadn't made them in more than 10 years. They were really, really good on the bread Liz made earlier in the evening...

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Dinner 8/15

(stuffed w/cabbage and onion)

Roasted Beet, Tomato and Red Onion Salad
(w/ beet mayonnaise dressing)*

why yes, we had a ton of beets this weekend... ;)

As a matter of fact, I actually canned some today. Check another item off the "things I haven't done before in life" list ;)

Next, another use for the 10 lb. Green Bowling Ball Cabbage (for a dollar!) -- Sauerkraut...

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Dinner 8/14

Roasted Beet Salad w/ Pecans
(w/ beet mayonnaise dressing)

Velvet Corn Soup*
(corn, potato, tarragon, veg stock, tofu cream sacue)

* similar to past versions, although I roasted the corn first -- it added a nice smokey note, but dulled the color somewhat...

Friday, August 13, 2004

Dinner 8/13

Avocado and Fava Bean Salad w/ Orange Vinaigrette

Semolina Pizza
(semolina dough, rolled into 7" rounds, then quickly fried in a cast iron skillet, topped w/ fried eggplant, tomato, onion and soy cheese)

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Dinner 8/12


Tomato and Red Bell Pepper Soup

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Dinner 8/10

Lotus Root Chips

Green Beans
(boiled w/ soy, sugar and black sesame seeds dressing)

Shiitake Mushroom Soup w/ Pot Stickers*

Jasmine Rice

Sake Braised Carrots

* a vaguely chinese/vietnamese broth -- veg stock, star anise, ginger, garlic, red pepper, white pepper, tamari and kombu, simmered for 45 minutes and strained, then added sauteed shiitake mushrooms and fresh scallions -- spicy, yet hearty. The pot stickers (leftover filling and gyoza skins) became dumplings for this dish just to fill out the meal.

Monday, August 09, 2004

Dinner 8/9

(tofu, carrot, onion, red bell pepper, garlic, ginger and basil)

Basmati Rice

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Dinner 8/8

Pot Stickers
(minced seitan, red bell pepper, onion and spices, sauteed and put into gyoza skins, pan-fried w/ sesame oil and a little tamari -- crispy and soft at the same time)

Barbecued Eggplant
(eggplant coated in cornstarch, deep fried, then braised in a garlic and hoisin sauce, topped w/ scallions)

Basmati Rice

Saturday, August 07, 2004

Dinner 8/7

Garlic Eggplant

Stir-Fried Tofu

Hoisin Green Beans

Udon Noodles

Friday, August 06, 2004

Dinner 8/6

Morel, Lobster and Chanterelle Mushrooms in a Herbed Bechamel sauce*

Grilled Fava Beans**

Tomato and Potato Soup w/ Sage***

* I'm sure there's actual name for the sauce Liz made, but I'm too tired to look through Escoffier or Jim Peterson's books right now...

** yes, and they were delicious

*** from Cucina Fresca (1985) one of those cheap inexpensive cookbooks that pay for themselves with one really good recipe. This may pay for two ;)

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Dinner 8/5

Eggplant in Tamarind Sauce
(sauteed eggplant, mixed with dried coconut, corriander, cumin, cayenne, tamarind, onion, chile and topped w/ fried mustard seed, red pepper and curry leaves)

Balti [Chicken] Tofu
(fried tofu, tomato, onion seed, pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, chili powder, garam marsala, garlic, ginger, soy sour cream, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice)

Shahi Pualo
(nut and raisin rice)

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Dinner 8/4

Grilled Poblanos Stuffed w/ Potato and Soyrizo

Arroz Verde
Poblano Rice

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Dinner 8/3

Sauteed Lobster Mushrooms and Seitan with Rosemary Cream Sauce

Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes


Monday, August 02, 2004

Dinner 8/2

Spaghetti w/ Tomato Sauce


* A long day at the Waterpark means easy mealtime tonight ;)

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Dinner 8/1

Greek Style Seitan Stew over Gemelli
(seitan marinated in ouzo, olive oil, nutmeg, pepper)

Pan Fried Poataoes w/ Ouzo Marinade*

* are you sensing a theme? ;)