Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Dinner 9/30

(oyster mushrooms, onion, tomato, red pepper)

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Dinner 9/27

Saffron Rice

Seared/Steamed Green Beans w/ Paprika and Almonds

Tofu For Almodovar*

* yep, Liz watched Rachael Ray in the morning, so we had this for dinner (substitute veg stock, and soy margarine in the rice and sauce, and tofu for the chicken)

Friday, September 26, 2003

Dinner 9/26

Seitan Stroganoff over Fusilli Pasta

Steamed Broccoli

Boiled Fingerling Potatoes

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Dinner 9/25

Sauteed Tofu w/ Fresh Figs over Gemelli Pasta
(floured and pan-fried tofu basted with pureed and strained figs plus veg stock and lemon. put under the broiler -- and it's almost like a sweet barbecue sauce)

Ratatoullie Nicoise
(eggplant, zucchini, red bell pepper, onion, garlic and tomato)

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Dinner 9/24

Stir-Fried Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms

Grilled Japanese Eggplant
(sesame oil, soy, sesame seeds, pepper, black vinegar)

Basmati Rice

Stir-Fried Kale
(w/ soy and sesame seeds)

Monday, September 22, 2003

Dinner 9/22

Wilted Kale
(w/ vingear, papkrika and onion)

Potatoes in Garlic and Almond Sauce

Spanish Style Seitan Stew
(seitan, white beans, onion, carrot, saffron, papkrika and garlic)

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Dinner 9/21

Gajjar Bhaji
(Carrots w/ Cashew Nuts)

Khat Meeti Gobi
(Sweet and Sour Cabbage)

(recipes from "The Encyclopedia of Indian Cusisine" -- Kahlid Aziz © 1983)

Keralan Beets

Papadams (or papadums, depending on how you want to spell it)

Basmati Rice

* I know, mixing Northern (gajjar bhaji and papadams) and Southern (khat meeti gobi and keralan beets) again -- but that's the food we had on hand ;)

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Dinner 9/20

Hoisin and Anise Flavored Seitan

Green Beans w/ Black Sesame Seeds

Basmati Rice

Friday, September 19, 2003

Dinner 9/19

Butternut Squash Ravioli*
(w/ sage butter)

Italian Bread

* the long national nightmare is over - the freezer is finally fixed!!!! Which means we're totally exhausted after cleaning out the fridge/freezer while they fixed it, to actually make anything new. So, seeing as the ravioli were already defrosted... ;)

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Dinner 9/18

(roma tomatoes from the garden, onion, shiitake mushrooms, black olives, red chile pepper, tomato sauce and soy cheese)

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Dinner 9/17

Stir-Fry Salad
(fried tofu, red bell pepper, mild green chile, leeks, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, ginger and garlic over finely shredded red cabbage and soba noodles w/ peanut and sesame oil dressing)

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Dinner 9/16

Sweet and Sour Stir Fry
(Seitan marinated in sesame oil and cornstarch, then deep-fried; red bell pepper, carrot, onion and pineapple; sauce is made of rice wine vinegar, rapadura sugar*, salt, soy, ketchup and then a cornstarch slurry to thicken it at the end)

Basmati Rice


Chateau Prat-Majou Keim, Minervois (France/2000)
Unfiltered Red Table Wine

* does not use bone char

Monday, September 15, 2003

Dinner 9/15

Falafel Sandwich
(from Falafel Cafe on Cedar)

Hummus and Pita Bread

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Dinner 9/14

Carbonnades a la Flamande
(Seitan [Beef] Braised in Beer - Julia Child "Mastering The Art Of French Cooking" Vol. 1 p.317)

Sauteed Lobster Mushrooms

Braised Fennel

Boiled New Potatoes

Eggplant Provencal

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Dinner 9/13

Soul Vegetarian's Chili Fries*


*My favorite thing from the dearly departed restaurant in Cleveland, thankfully the PD once ran a recipe for it that was exactly correct...

** A big evening, there was much information gleaned from popping organic popcorn -- in a wok. We made three types: plain, soy margarine and soy parmesan (non-casein, of course) and caramel corn. Wow. So much better than microwaved popcorn ;)

Friday, September 12, 2003

Dinner 9/12

Butternut Squash Ravioli
(in sage butter)

Sauteed Lobster Mushrooms

Italian Bread

* sage butter, of course, means sage fried in soy margarine...

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Dinner 9/11

(seitan coated w/ turmeric, onion, garlic, jalapeno and tomato)

Basmati Rice

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Dinner 9/10

Endive Salad
(w/ mustard vinaigrette)

Lobster Mushrooms in a Tofu Cream Sauce over Penne Pasta*

*(one box soft tofu and enough soy milk to fill to 2 cups -- hit with the blender stick. then sweat one medium onion, toss in oregano, thyme and and a hint of rosemary. add the tofu mixture and reduce by 1/3 (or so). strain over the sauteed mushrooms to coat, and then over the pasta).

Monday, September 08, 2003

Dinner 9/8

Braised Brussel Sprouts

Sauteed Oyster Mushrooms

Garlic Bread

Roasted Corn

Radicchio and Tomatoes Salad
(w/Basil Cream Dressing)

* R.I.P. Warren Zevon

Sunday, September 07, 2003


Polenta topped w/ sauteed Red Bell Pepper and Shiitake Mushrooms

Butternut Squash Ravioli w/ Sage Butter

Garlic Bread

Seared/Steamed Green Beans

Italian Wine Dinner 9/6

or, how I spent last night feeding 27 people ;)

Wine: Falesco Est! Est!! Est!!!
Food: Shaved Fennel Salad on a bed of Radicchio

Wine: Zenato Lugano Di San Benedetto DOC
Food: Porcini Soup

Wine: Allegrini Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC
Food: Butternut Squash Ravioli w/ Sage butter

Wine: Di Majo Norante Sangiovese "San Giorgio" IGT
Food: Saffron Risotto in a Red Bell Pepper "ring"

Wine: Coppo Barbera d'Asti DOC Camp du Rouss
Food: Eggplant Caponata over Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta

Wine: Maculan Dinarello
Food: Chocolate Espresso Bean Cheesecake (the top picture to the left)

Friday, September 05, 2003

Dinner 9/5

(tofu, red bell pepper, carrot, onion, basil and jalapeno)*

Basmati Rice

the local jalapeno's are freaking hot. got a pint for $1 at the farmer's market last week.

Dinner 9/4

Mushroom Strudel
(sauteed Lion's Mane and Oyster Mushrooms, onion, garlic and herbs de provence, wrapped in phyllo and baked, covered with mushroom gravy)

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Dinner 9/3

Eggplant Parmesan*
(over fusilli pasta)

Wilted Russian Kale
(w/ onions, garlic, raisins and pine nuts)

Homemade White Bread**

*Made my own tomato sauce for the eggplant tonight -- because in Ohio, there are four things you will see on menus for the next month -- corn, tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant.

**broke out the bread machine again ;)

***Mike The Vegan (via Dilbert)

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Dinner 9/2

(tomato sauce, plum tomatoes, red onion, black olives, artichoke hearts, red pepper and soy cheese)

Monday, September 01, 2003

Dinner 9/1

Tex-Mex Enchilladas
(corn tortillas dipped in ancho and cumin sauce, fried in shallow oil, filled w/soy cheese and mexican oregano)

Wilted Kale in Chipotle Cream Sauce
(half box of soft tofu, mixed with soy milk and one chipotle en adobo)

Roasted Corn
(w/ chipotle lime butter)

* key word tonight -- chipotle ;)