Tuesday, March 16, 2004

click for larger picturesDinner 3/16

Raw Vegetable Lasagna

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Morel Mushroom and Barley Soup

2/3rds raw tonight: the lasagna is from Charlie and Roxanne and involved "two days of making the ingredients" that was basically making a vegtable terrine. First, I found a terrine mold that was close to the spec, then using my benriner (japanese mandoline) made thinly sliced zucchini as the outside wrapping. Then it was just a matter of filling in two layers of marinated crimini mushrooms, herbed cashew "cheese", marinara sauce (pureed sun-dried, plum and cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil and oregano) corn and onion, and finally spinach leaves. It took a while to assemble it, but it went pretty easily. Cutting it, however, proved to be pretty tricky. even after refrigerating it for 3 hours you had to be fast -- I ended up using an electric knife (like when cutting sushi -- a discovery that has made my life so much easier). And the resulting taste? Thankfully, worth the effort ;)

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