Saturday, January 31, 2004

Dinner 1/31

Tofu Biryani

Okra and Spices in Coconut Milk

Potato and Chile Samosas
(w/ mint and chile dipping sauce)

Friday, January 30, 2004

Dinner 1/30

Tomatillo, Seitan and Potato Stew
(roasted tomatillo, serrano, garlic, onion, seian and yukon gold potatoes, braised in sauce)

Sauteed Chayote and Corn
(w/ jalapeno and soy cream cheese)

Tlalpeno Soup
(chipotle, garbonzo beans, avacado, veg stock)

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Dinner 1/29

(basmati rice, sauteed tofu, soyrizo, onion, garlic, cloves, chili powder, cayenne, parsley)

Cajun Brussel Sprouts
(Seared/Steamed, chili powder, red pepper, soy sauce)

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Dinner 1/28

(tofu, shiitake mushroom, red onion, carrot, daikon, jalapeno, garlic, ginger, soy)

Basmati Rice

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Dinner 1/27

Eggplant Parmesan
(w/ capellini pasta)

Sauteed Crimini Mushrooms

Braised Fennel

Homemade Bread

Monday, January 26, 2004

Dinner 1/26

Cappelini Pomodoro
(tomatoes, basil, onion, garlic and red pepper)

Braised Brussel Sprouts

Sunday, January 25, 2004

Dinner 1/25

Sheppard's Pie
(sauteed seitan, cinnamon, allspice, onion, layered in a gratin dish and covered w/ saffron and olive oil mashed potatoes, then baked for 30 minutes at 400).

Eggplant in Pommegrante Sauce

Sauteed Methi (Fenugreek)

Saturday, January 24, 2004

Dinner 1/24

(hoisin tofu, leeks, daikon, carrot, red bell pepper, szechuan pepper, jalapeno on bed of red cabbage)

*spent the day at Riverside for a Chinese New Year's tasting -- I made two kinds of rice paper veg wraps (w/ spicy peanut sauce and hoisin tofu) as well as Asain Potato Salad (potatoes boiled in star anise broth, rice vinegar, sesame oil, szechuan pepper, soy sauce, leeks and daikon radish). So, tonight's dinner seemed a natural ;)

Friday, January 23, 2004

Dinner 1/23

Hominy Seitan Stew
(seitan, onion, garlic, chipotle, jalapeno, tomato, water, hominy)

Arroz Verde
(Poblano Rice)

Green Beans w/ Chiptoles

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Dinner 1/21

Tamarind Tofu Stir-Fry
(tofu, shallots, garlic, jalapeno, oyster mushrooms, tamarind puree)

Snow Peas and Carrots in Ginger Sauce

Jasmine Rice

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Dinner 1/20

Cap'n Janeway*
(onion, garlic, red pepper, soyrizo, tomato sauce, soy sour cream, rigatoni pasta)

Steamed Broccoli

* I realize I have to explain the name every so often -- it comes from a People magazine article on "celebrities favorite foods to make" -- and this was Kate Mulgrew's dish, adapted)

Monday, January 19, 2004

Dinner 1/19

Chile-Marinated Seitan Roasted w/ Poatatoes
(adapted from Rick Bayless' Mexico: One Plate At A Time)

Arroz Verde
Green Rice w/ Poblanos

Zucchini and Cauliflower in a Chipotle Cream Sauce

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Dinner 1/18

Mushroom and Orzo Soup
(dried morels, carrot, celery, onion, orzo and mushroom/veg stock)

Tofu Oatloaf
(sauteed tofu, oatmeal, caramalized onions, celery, carrot, powdered soy milk, baked in a loaf pan)

Braised Fennel and Carrots

Steamed Broccoli

Roasted Winter Squash w/ Maple Syrup

Saturday, January 17, 2004


White Bean Cassoulet

Jerusalem Artichokes and Mushrooms w/ Truffle Oil
(boiled, peeled, sliced and added to sauteed portobello mushrooms and a tiny hit of truffle oil at the end)

Braised Purple Kale
(w/ garlic and raisins)

Homemade Bread

Friday, January 16, 2004

Dinner 1/16

Tofu Marsala
(over Fusili)

Braised Salsafy
(w/ blonde sofritto)

(roasted pumpkin seeds w/ spices)

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Dinner 1/15

Mulligatawny Soup
(apples, onions, carrots, celery, tomato, ginger, garlic, curry, veg stock, cilantro)

Roasted Sesame Sweet Potatoes w/ dipping sauce
(peanut butter, lime, soy sauce, serrano)

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Dinner 1/14

Pasta w/ Green Beans, Mushrooms and Tomato Sauce*

Braised Leeks

Homemade Bread

*Sort of made this up on the fly -- I'm sure there's an Italian name for it ;)

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Dinner 1/13

"Skillet" Chili in "Bread Bowls"*
(onion, garlic, red pepper, soyrizo, tomato, red kidney beans served in a bowl made out of oversized
burger buns hollowed out)

* answering the question -- how many quotation marks can go in a title?

Monday, January 12, 2004

Dinner 1/12

Pasta Primavera
(pasta, tomato, zucchini, carrot, red bell pepper, celery, onion, garlic, veg stock, pine nuts and parsley)

Sunday, January 11, 2004

Dinner 1/11

(plenty left over from yesterday, mmmm)

Mixed Green Salad
(w/ fig vinaigrette)

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Dinner 1/10

Vegetable Pot Pie
(puff pastry, peas, carrots, onion, veg stock, flour and sauteed tofu, cooked in a one cup ramekin)

(from Alcase; a slow cooked potato dish w/onion, soy cheese, flour and veg stock)

Friday, January 09, 2004

Dinner 1/9

Barbecued Eggplant

Seared/Steamed Green Beans

Vegetable Lo Mein

Jasmine Rice

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Dinner 1/8

Tlalpeno Soup
(chipotle veg stock, avacado, scallions, garbanzo beans, sauteed shredded tofu)

Seitan Mole
(sauteed seitan, onion, garlic, bbq sauce, chocolate, red pepper)

Basmati Rice

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Dinner 1/7

Sweet and Sour Seitan w/ Mango

Curried Tofu and Cauliflower

Basmati Rice

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Dinner 1/6

(tomato, onion and olive)

Monday, January 05, 2004

Dinner 1/5

Eggplant Parmesan

Sauteed Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Mache Salad
(lemon and olive oil dressing)

Sunday, January 04, 2004

Dinner 1/4

Spanish Style Seitan Stew
(seitan, soyrizo, cannellini beans, red bell pepper, celery, carrot, onion, garlic, paprika, and fennel stock)

Saffron Rice Pilaf

Saturday, January 03, 2004

Dinner 1/3

Pad Thai
(tofu, noodles, carrots, celery, bean sprouts, sambal oelek)

Braised Brussel Sprouts
(brasied in a water, sesame oil, star anise, soy sauce and sake broth, then roasted in a oven for 20 minutes)

Thursday, January 01, 2004

Dinner 1/1

Fermented Black Beans and Tofu w/ Green Beans over Basmati Rice
(fermented black beans, garlic, onion, stir-fried tofu, soy sauce, sherry, corn starch, veg stock, green beans)

Seitan and Shiitake Stew over Lo Mien Noodles
(seitan, shiitake, star anise, cinnamon, veg stock, soy sauce, corn starch, sherry)

* trying out some "red" chinese style cooking...