Thursday, April 28, 2005

Dinner 4/28

(tomato, artichoke heart, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, soy cheese)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Dinner 4/27

Gorditas stuffed with Poblano Guacamole, Onion, Soyrizo and Romaine Lettuce *
(from Rick Bayless)

(fried plantain chips, with cilantro/garlic dipping sauce)

Grilled Ramps **

* my first attempt at gorditas turned out very well -- as did the creamy poblano guacamole (roasted poblano, roasted garlic, avocado, salt, lime juice). The gorditas puffed up just enough to open them and stuff them with all the ingredients.

** yea! Ramp season is upon us! Something else to grill other than asparagus! ;)

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Dinner 4/26

Mushroom and Tofu Marsala over Angel Hair Pasta on a bed of Romaine Lettuce*
(onion, garlic, crimini mushroom, tofu, tamari, romaine lettuce)

Ciabatta Bread

Stelline Pasta Soup**

* a mini-version of the full blown Tofu Marsala, but done with an Italian Stir-Fry flair ;)

** you have to be very careful with your pasta/liquid ratio or you end up with a huge pot of little noodles and no stock. I'm just sayin'... ;)

Monday, April 25, 2005

Dinner 4/25

Cannellini Bean Stew
(cannellini beans, seitan, carrot, onion, garlic, red bell pepper)

Basmati Rice

Braised Leeks

French Bread

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Dinner 4/24

Pad Thai
(noodles, bean sprouts, carrot, tofu, red bell pepper, tamrind, sambal oelek, tamari)

Steamed Broccoli








Saturday, April 23, 2005

Dinner 4/23

Farfale Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Basil

Steamed Broccoli

Spinach Salad
(w/ balsamic and maple syrup vinaigrette)

Ciabatta Bread

Friday, April 22, 2005

Dinner 4/22

Asparagus, Potato and Celeriac Terrine *

Arugula Salad
(w/ fig vinaigrette)

* Liz made this -- it would have made for a lovely "afternoon tea" food choice along with the cucumber sandwiches ;)

she used agar agar in place of the gelatin, and zucchini in place of the prosciutto

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Dinner 4/14

Pasta Puttanesca
(over Penne)

Watercress Salad
(creamy garlic dressing)

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Dinner 4/13

Sweet and Sour Seitan
(seitan, pineapple, onion, carrot w/tamari, maple syrup, ketchup, white wine vinegar sauce w/ a cornstarch slurry)

Jasmine Rice

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Dinner 4/12

Tofu For Almodovar
(via Rachael Ray)

Saffron Rice Pilaf

Watercress Salad*
(w/fig vinagrette)

* the watercress we've been getting the last week or so has been outstanding...

Monday, April 11, 2005

Dinner 4/11

Kung Pao Tofu

Braised Baby Bok Choy

Jasmine Rice

* no, you're not seeing double (or triple in this case) -- this has sort of supplanted the weekly stir-fry as Liz tends to get very excited about new and tasty food combos, so we tend to repeat them a bunch of times early on ;)

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Dinner 4/10

Dal Makhni
(the under-utilized whole Urad bean)

Saag Paneer
(spinach and tofu filling in for the cheese)

Spicy Green Beans

Basmati Rice

(how do you make Papadams? You go to the store and buy them) ;)

* I'd been waiting for a good evening to try these recipes out, and today was the day as Liz was out at an auction all afternoon. The dal was fabulous, but the paneer turned out a tad bitter -- which was unusual.. not sure if the onion, ginger and garlic mixture was _too_ ginger heavy. More my mistake than the recipe, I'm sure...

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Dinner 4/9

(tomato sauce, soy cheese, stir-fried tofu, onion, shiitake mushroom, garlic)

* a long day spent trudging around the I-X Indoor Abusement Park -- don't ask, it's a long story -- meant that the absolute last thing I wanted to do was cook dinner. This is where we say a quick thanks to the growing legion of vegan safe supermarket foods -- i.e. pizza shells. as for the rest of the toppings.. well, OK, we had to cook something ;)

Friday, April 08, 2005

Dinner 4/8

Seitan and Cannellini Bean Stew

Baked Broccoli w/ "Hollandaise" Sauce

Baked Potato







Thursday, April 07, 2005

Dinner 4/7

Kung Pao Tofu
(tofu, red bell pepper, water chestnuts, cashews, sweet bean paste, spicy bean paste, tamari, sugar, cornstarch, water)

Braised Baby Bok Choy

Jasmine Rice

Udon, Ginger and Carrot Soup



Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Dinner 4/6

Asparagus and Pea Risotto*

Stuffed Mushrooms Caps

Watercress Salad
(w/ creamy garlic dressing)

* made a quick fennel and asparagus stock earlier in the day using the fennel tops and asparagus bottoms -- worked out really nicely as an added flavor boost.










Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Dinner 4/5

Eggplant and Lentil Stew w/ Pomegranate Syrup







Monday, April 04, 2005

Dinner 4/4

Mexican Sushi
(soy cream cheese, soyrizo, chipotle chile, deep fried tempeh, avocado, mesclun lettuce mix, red pepper tortilla wrap)

* much better than last time -- the tempeh gave it body and was extremely delicious...





Sunday, April 03, 2005

Dinner 4/3

Roasted Tofu and Jersualem Artichokes
(tofu, green olive, garlic, lemon peel, jerusalem artichoke, onion)

Tomato and Fennel Soup

Curried Quinoa and Mango Salad on Endive Leaves











Saturday, April 02, 2005

Dinner 4/2

Kung Pao Tofu

Seared/Steamed Snow Peas


Vegetable Spring Rolls







Friday, April 01, 2005

Dinner 4/1

Tofu Marsala In Phyllo

Shaved Fennel Salad

Celeriac and Potato Soup