Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Dinner 5/31

(carrot, red bell pepper, red onion, galanga, garlic, scallion, cilantro, tamari)

Jasmine Rice







Monday, May 30, 2005

Dinner 5/30

Broccoli Rabe over Pasta

Spinach Salad with Lentils
(w/ fig vinaigrette)








Sunday, May 29, 2005

Dinner 5/29

Pasta Genovese
(potato, green bean and rigatoni w/ pesto)

Celeriac and Watercress Salad

Roasted Broccoli






Thursday, May 26, 2005

Dinner 5/26

Grilled Baby Artichokes with a Lemon Sauce over Pasta

Grilled Baby Eggplant with a Mustard and Walnut Crust

Arugula Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing






Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Dinner 5/25

Dinner Salad
(spinach, shredded red cabbage and hoisin tofu with a spicy peanut and sesame dressing)






Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Dinner 5/24

Tofu Marsala
(tofu, crimini mushrooms over farfale pasta)








Monday, May 23, 2005

Dinner 5/23

Butternut Squash Ravioli *

Roasted Broccoli

* these were made back in the Fall and then frozen and vacuum sealed -- and only one broke when boiled -- a pretty good ratio ;)



Sunday, May 22, 2005

Dinner 5/22

Spicy Noodle Pie
(from Jean-Georges Vongerichten)

Stir Fry
(hoisin tofu, carrot, red bell pepper, onion, galanga, garlic, tamari)





Saturday, May 21, 2005

Dinner 5/21

Pasta Puttanesca *
(onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, kalamata olives, green olives, capers, soyrizo, tomato, salt and pepper)


* My son made this -- I did the chopping, he got all the ingredients out and did the measuring and stirring. It's become his signature dish -- but I'll wait to explain the name for a little while longer... ;)

also, ignore the stunt photography -- it was a nice evening and I had just mowed the back yard ;)


Friday, May 20, 2005

Dinner 5/20

Okra Stew
(jasmine rice, onion, okra, tomato, seitan)

(roasted beet soup)

Roasted Yukon Potatoes

Pureed Fava Beans on a Baguette




Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Dinner 5/18

(basmati rice, tofu, tamari, soyrizo, herbs de provence, cloves, bay leaf, veg stock)

Sauteed Beet Greens








Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Dinner 5/17

(tofu, carrots, red bell pepper, celery, galanga, garlic, tamari, hoisin, rooster sauce)

Hoisin Glazed Eggplant

Jasmine Rice



Monday, May 16, 2005

Dinner 5/16

"Sub" Sandwich
(tomato, lettuce, pickle, olives, baby spinach, red onion, mustard vinaigrette on a baguette)*

* our version of a sub, you can tell there's still lots of tomatoes left... ;)

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Dinner 5/15

Spicy Noodle Pie
(pan-fried soba noodles w/rooster sauce and chives)

Grilled Ramps

Seared/Steamed Green Beans

Grilled Tofu on Lemongrass Skewers*

* the lemongrass works fine as long as they're small diameter, otherwise they break the tofu cubes

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Dinner 5/14

Seitan Bourguignon over Fusilli Pasta

Braised Leeks

Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes w/ Parsley

Sauteed Yellow Trumpet Mushrooms

Mache Salad
(w/ Mustard Vinaigrete)

Friday, May 13, 2005

Dinner 5/13

Spaghetti with Tomato, Garlic and Basil

Garlic Bread

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Dinner 5/12

Tomato and Onion Panade
(tomato, onion, garlic, veg stock, salt, pepper and day old bread)

Roasted Broccoli
(with creamy dill sauce)

* probably the last time you'll see a panade until the fall, but we scored a case of some inexpensive (yet perfectly fine) tomatoes Wednesday, and decided to go with the alternate version of the Panade we usually make (w/ chard and kale). Once it cooled down, it was as tasty as the regular version -- from the Zuni Cafe cookbook...

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Dinner 5/11

Grilled Ramps

Grilled Eggplant "Sushi" *
(grilled eggplant toppped with a layer of pesto and toasted walnuts, then rolled up and cut in half making two "rolls")

Pureed Fava Beans on Grilled Baguette

Grilled Radicchio

Sauteed Morel Mushrooms **

* these were tasty -- the grilled eggplant worked well with the pesto and rolled up nicely -- very easy to make. And the pesto (frozen from last year bumper crop) still invokes that August feeling ;)

** w00t! the morels kicked ass!

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Dinner 5/10

Fusilli w/ Pesto and Grilled Asparagus *

Minestrone Soup
(w/ stelline pasta, carrots, kidney beans, fennel and leek stock)

Celeriac Salad
(from Jamie Oliver -- celeriac, capers, cornichon pickles, veganaise, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper)

Garlic Bread

* could this be anymore GREEN?

Monday, May 09, 2005

Dinner 5/9

Chiles Rellenos
(poblanos stuffed with potato and onion)

(masa cakes stuffed w/ soyrizo and soy cheese)

Arroz Verde
(poblano rice)

Grilled Corn
(w/ chipotle margarine)

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Dinner 5/8

(hoisin tofu, carrot, red bell pepper, galanga, garlic)

Spicy Eggplant
(garlic, red pepper flake, rooster sauce, hoisin sauce, galanga)

Jasmine Rice

* today was "Community Trash Day" wherein the citizens take to their yards and dump out all that crap from their basements and garages that are too big for the regular garbage service -- dishwashers, old TV's, tables, and all the giant branches that fell from winter -- and put them out by the curb. We contributed two pick-up truck loads full of broken dehumidifiers, sump pumps and our broken swing from down by the lake. By the time we came back with the second load, half of the first load was already gone! Scrap metal guys cruise around the neighborhood looking for anything they can salvage before the city gets to it...

Anyway -- that was half the day, and we were exhausted -- so that means comfort food for dinner. The eggplant was especially tasty and spicy...

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Dinner 5/7

Fried Noodle Pie
(udon noodles, rooster sauce, chives)

Grilled Ramps

Roasted Broccoli with Creamy Dressing and Breadcrumbs

Friday, May 06, 2005

Dinner 5/6

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

Jasmine Rice

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Dinner 5/5

Tostada w/ Soyrizo and Plantain Mash


Jicama and Cucumber Salad

Welcome readers of Scene. Please pardon any banality you may encounter during your stay.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Dinner 5/4

Chile-Flavored Popcorn*

* really, that's all the time I had to eat before heading out to the UnSilent Film show in Cleveland. A muy caliente time was had by all. Next time, I'll make burritos ;)

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Dinner 5/3

Spaghetti w/ Tomato Sauce

Garlic Bread

this is the time of year where there's a ton of after school activities -- tonight was the Spring Choir show and both of my kids were in it, so another quick dinner before we rushed out the door...

Monday, May 02, 2005

Dinner 5/2

Barbecued Tofu
(cherry and chipotle glazed)

Grilled Corn

Baked Potato

Green Bean Salad
(green beans, red onion, cilantro, tomato, garlic, red-wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper)

* the house smelled wonderful for the rest of the evening

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Dinner 5/1

Barley Cake

Fava Beans with Mint

Potato and Tomato with Sage Soup