Thursday, September 30, 2004

Dinner 9/30

Stir-Fry Seitan and Snow Peas w/ Hoisin Sauce

Basmati Rice

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Dinner 9/28

Tofu [chicken] Tomato
(p. 26 Indian Cooking, Lalita Ahmed)

Spicy Zucchini

Basmati Rice


Monday, September 27, 2004

Dinner 9/27

Coffee Braised Seitan [short ribs] w/ Ancho Chile*
(p. 162 10/04 Bon Appetit)

Basmati Rice

* mmmm... this was really, really good. coffee and anchos, whouda thunk? ;)

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Dinner 9/26

Sauteed Tomato, Mushroom and Zucchini over Cappelini Pasta*


* the zucchini and tomatoes somehow taste better when you know they come from your own garden ;)

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Dinner 9/25

Tomato/Potato Soup w/ Sage

Braised Brussel Sprouts

Sauteed Hen Of The Woods Mushrooms and Pear Tomato Salad

French Bread

Friday, September 24, 2004

Dinner 9/24

Seitan and Hen-Of-The-Woods Dinner Salad
(mache, sauteed seitan, hotw mushrooms, pear tomatoes, tamari and raspberry vinagrette)


Thursday, September 23, 2004

Dinner 9/23

Tex-Mex Enchilladas*

Poblano Rice

* school "open house night" can only signal one thing: leftovers ;)

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Dinner 9/22

Tex-Mex Enchilladas*

Poblano Rice

* from a old issue of Saveur

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Dinner 9/21

Eggplant Parmesan

Tomato Salad

Homemeade Ciabatta Bread

* yes, more tomatoes -- the yellow pear ones for the salad, and the rest of the puttanesca sauce for the the Eggplant Parm -- used Japanese-style eggplants that made mini-rounds of eggplant. It was a trial run for a future tasting plate...

Monday, September 20, 2004

Dinner 9/20

Pasta Puttanesca
(onion, garlic, red pepper, soyrizo, kalamata olives, tomato, oregano, salt and pepper, over rombi pasta)

Homemade Ciabatta Bread

* the garden is overflowing with tomatoes -- we canned 4 quarts yesterday (plus "plenty of peaches, peaches for free"), and saved the roma tomatoes for a big batch of puttanesca sauce

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Dinner 9/19

Papaya and Seitan [Beef] Salad

Jasmine Rice

Braised Brussel Sprouts
(w/ star anise and tamari)

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Dinner 9/18

Hen-Of-The-Woods Mushrooms over Rombi Pasta*
(sauteed mushrooms, onion, garlic and basil)

Homemade Ciabatta Bread

* interesting texture and taste. I would say it's chicken-y, but after 20 years, I've forgotten what chicken tastes like -- not like that's a bad thing ;)

Friday, September 17, 2004

Dinner 9/17

Baked Potato
(w/ soy sour cream)

Braised Carrots

Boiled Green Beans

Monday, September 13, 2004

Dinner 9/13

Mixed Greens Dinner Salad
(tomato, red onion, almonds w/ tamari vinaigrette)

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Dinner 9/12

Hoisin Seitan and Green Beans

Shredded Cabbage w/ Sesame Oil


Saturday, September 11, 2004

Lunch 9/11


Avocado Sushi


Curried Tempeh Stir-Fry

Oatloaf w/ Mushroom Gravy

Terriyaki Pizza

Rueben Sandwich

Raspberry Chocolate Cake

* a free lunch at the Mustard Seed thanks to our good friends Genevieve
and Patrick -- the kids had the pizza and oatloaf, I had the sushi, and Liz had the Rueben. Strangely, the edamame was cooked through but very cold. We ended up not eating dinner per se, as we didn't get home from lunch until 5:30pm. We had some ciabatta and artichoke hearts on the deck as a snack later...

Friday, September 10, 2004

Dinner 9/10

Broccoli and Tofu w/ Garlic Sauce

Garlic Noodle Soup w/ Tofu

Jasmine Rice

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Dinner 9/9

Tofu Marsala
(tofu, crimini mushrooms, garlic, tomato paste, marsala, lemon juice)

Gemelli Pasta

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Dinner 9/8

Carbonnades a la Flamande
(seitan and onions, braised in beer)

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Braised Leeks

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Dinner 9/7

Eggplant Parmesan

Gemelli Pasta

Steamed Broccoli

Monday, September 06, 2004

Dinner 9/6

(tofu, red bell pepper, carrot, onion, red thai chile, tamari, sesame oil, rooster sauce)

Basmati Rice

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Dinner 9/5

Cauliflower Soup w/ Pesto

Braised Fennel

Tomato Salad w/ Basil

Homemade Focaccia Bread

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Dinner 9/4

Chiles Rellenos
(stuffed with potato, soyrizo, mexican oregano)

Grilled Corn

Friday, September 03, 2004

Dinner 9/3

Saffron Basmati Rice

Aloo Matar

Chana Masala

Cauliflower Samosas

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Dinner 9/2

Cabbage Bhaji
(cabbage, red bell pepper, tomato, cumin, corriander, curry leaves)

(onion, garlic, ginger, brown lentils, curry leaves, onion seeds and jalapeno)


Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Dinner 9/1

Tomato Tofu*
(onion, garlic, ginger, cinnamon stick, curry leaves, cardamom, clove, tomato, cumin, corriander, dried chili, stir-fried tofu)

Pulao Rice
(raisin, onion, garlic and cardamom)

Spicy Braised Carrots
(turmeric, red pepper, salt, carrots)

* the garden is bursting w/ tomatoes, so there will be many meals featuring them over the next couple of weeks...