Friday, October 31, 2003

Post Show Dinner 10/31 (actually 11/1 by the time I got home)

Spaghetti w/ Tomato Sauce

Thursday, October 30, 2003

Dinner 10/30

Tomato and Onion Dal

Turmeric, Chile and Cumin Potatoes

Keralan Beets w/ Mustard Seeds

Tofu [Chicken] Tomato


Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Dinner 10/29

Pan-Fried Tofu w/ Spinach and Star Anise *
(from Tyler Florence's "Real Kitchen")

* made this again, this time with a fresh jalapeno -- whooo, much hotter! The asain pear makes a nice contrast (texture, temperature) between the chile heat and the salty tofu...

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Dinner 10/28

Seitan Bourguignon
(via Julia, of course)

Eggplant Provincial
(from Paul Bocuse)

Bolied Red Potatoes

Braised Leeks

Potato Bread*

*Liz made bread again, yay!

Dinner 10/27

Soy Boy Okara "Courage" Burger
(tomato, onion, mustard, ketchup)

* no pizza tonight before band rehearsal (last one before the show!)

Sunday, October 26, 2003

Dinner 10/26

Pineapple Fried Rice
(pineapple, tofu, garlic, galanga, basil, onion, basmati rice)

Barbecued Japanese Eggplant

Shiitake No Toroni
(shiitake mushrooms braised in sake, soy and mirin)

Saturday, October 25, 2003

Dinner 10/25

Pad Thai
(from: "The Vegetarian Table: Thai")

Friday, October 24, 2003

Dinner 10/24

Spinach and Mushroom Phyllo Roll w/ Dilled Balsamic Vinegar
(from Nov '03 Vegetarian Times)

* used some Entoloma mushrooms, which I've never had before -- also called scallop mushrooms, which I guess they resemble when fried (never had scallops so, *shrug*). very tasty and nice texture, very dense.

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Dinner 10/23

Ribbon Celeriac Salad
("Jamie's Kitchen" p.32)

Moroccan Couscous
(cumin, cinnamon stick, coriander, pine nuts, apricots and parsley)

(seitan, onion, garlic, cinnamon, cumin, chile powder, dates, apricots and raisins a variation on Mishmishiya from Claudia Roden p.255)

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Dinner 10/22

Pasta w/ Tofu and Mushrooms in a Cream Sauce
(baby bella mushrooms, red bell pepper, onion, garlic with parsley, rosemary and thyme --- sage was apparently busy this evening)

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Dinner 10/21

Pasta Genovese
(green beans, potatoes, pasta, pesto)

* made it again, because of all the basil we have left over (two giant plants), therefore lots of opportunities to make pesto... . As good as it was last time, this time it was even better.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Dinner 10/20

(onion, tomato, soy cheese)

* yes, pizza again. I've been going to rehearsals on Monday's for my show at The Hi-Fi Club on Halloween. Quick and simple is the key phrase ;)

Sunday, October 19, 2003

Dinner 10/19

(seitan, kidney beans, and secret ingrediants)

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Dinner 10/18

Butternut Squash Soup
(w/ roasted garlic)

Pesto over Rombi Pasta

Sauteed Tofu Cutlets
(w/ soy sauce and rosemary)

Sauteed Lobster Mushrooms

Sauteed Kale
(w/ garlic and raisins)

Friday, October 17, 2003

Dinner 10/17

Sweet and Sour Seitan
(pineapple, seitan, onion, garlic, red bell pepper)

Basmati Rice

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Dinner 10/16

(tomato, chanterelle mushrooms, onion, green olives)

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Dinner 10/15

Pan-Fried Tofu w/ Spinach and Star Anise
(from Tyler Florence's "Real Kitchen")

Roasted Corn
(w/ lemongrass and ginger "butter")

Braised Brussel Sprouts
(braised in a mix of sake, soy sauce, lemongrass, galangal, sesame oil and water)

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Dinner 10/14

Eggplant Parmesan over Penne Pasta

Sauteed Kale
(w/ raisins and pine nuts)

Sauteed Chanterelle Mushrooms

Italian Bread

Monday, October 13, 2003

Dinner 10/13

Tagliatelle Genovese
(pasta, potatoes, green beans and pesto -- via "Jamie Kitchen")

Roasted Beet and Spinach Salad
(w/ balsamic vinaigrette)

Sunday, October 12, 2003

Dinner 10/12

(cauliflower and broccoli w/ lemon soy dipping sauce)

* late night dinner, because it was a late lunch. we made "Tofu For Almodovar" for my sister-in-law (see September 27)

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Dinner 10/10

Zucchini Frittata
(sauteed zucchini and yellow squash, onion and garlic, mixed w/soy cheese and box tofu then baked in a 325 oven for 30 minutes then let cool -- very important or you end up w/ squishy goo)

Sauteed "Exotica" Mushrooms

Friday, October 10, 2003

Dinner 10/10

Zucchini Frittata
(sauteed zucchini and yellow squash, onion and garlic, mixed w/soy cheese and box tofu then baked in a 325 oven for 30 minutes then let cool -- very important or you end up w/ squishy goo)

Sauteed "Exotica" Mushrooms

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Dinner 10/9

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

Glazed Carrots

Roasted Purple Potatoes w/ Rosemary

Braised Leeks

Homemade Bread

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Dinner 10/8

Mussaman Curry of Potatoes and Pumpkin w/ Peanuts
(The Vegetarian Table - Thailand p.93)

Tofu and Basil Fried Rice

Spicy Stir-Fried Corn
(from Jean-Georges Vongerichten "cooking at home w/ a 4-star chef") p.131

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Dinner 10/7

Sicillian Tofu over Farfalle Pasta
(tofu, artichoke hearts, black olives, shallots, lemon juice and red wine -- unfiltered, natch)

Sicillian Style Cauliflower
(cauliflower, onion, garlic, red pepper, capers, parsley and more red wine)

Grilled Radicchio
(w/ basalmic vinegar, salt and pepper)

Monday, October 06, 2003

Dinner 10/6

Thai Peanut Tofu
(tofu, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, peanut sauce)

Jasmine Rice

Sunday, October 05, 2003

Dinner 10/5

Tofu Cacciatore
(over farfalle pasta)

Corn Pudding

Italian Bread

Saturday, October 04, 2003

Dinner 10/4

(seitan, soyrizo, onion, garlic, veg stock, basmati rice, clove, chili, cayenne, salt and pepper)

Friday, October 03, 2003

Dinner 10/3

Fresh Salsa and Chips

Chiles Rellenos
(stuffed w/ soy cheese, cilantro and mexican oregano)

Poblano Rice

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Dinner 10/02

Broccoli Raab
(blanched, then sauteed w/ olive oil, onion, garlic and rasins)

Tofu Marsala
(via Fine Cooking)

Gemelli Pasta

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Dinner 9/31

Crunchy Roasted Pepetas (pumpkin seeds)

Mashed Potatoes w/ Garlic and Lemon

Asian Style Seitan w/ Julienned Leeks

* all from p. 47-49 Fine Cooking 11/03

Dinner 10/01

Broiled Hoisin Marinated Tempeh Strips wrapped in Steamed Bok Choy
(hoisin marinade via Ming Tsai's Blue Ginger cookbook, wrapping idea by me)

Refried Basmati Rice

Grilled Japanese Eggplant
(basted w/ soy, sesame oil, black vinegar and sugar)

Green Beans w/ Black Sesame Seeds
(soy sauce, sugar, toasted black sesame seeds)

Sweet Potato Hash w/ Asian Spices
(star anise, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil)