Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stir Fry with Shiitake Eels, Shishito Peppers

Dinner 04/28

Stir Fry with Shiitake Eels

Shishito Peppers

Stir-fry with Shiitake Eels

Ye olde stir-fry is back with a different sidekick -- shiitake mock eels. The dish is best with dried shiitake (re-hydrated with water and tamari, then cut into long strips), seasoned with szechuan pepper, coated with cornstarch and deep-fried. Finally they're stir-fried with a ginger/scallion hoisin style sauce. Yum!

Shiitake Eels

The peppers were split in half, cleaned and pan-fried with a spritz of lemon juice and salt in a bowl. Either eat straight up or add to the stir-fry as needed.

Shishito Peppers

Monday, May 07, 2018

Meatball Mini-Sub

Dinner 04/27

Meatball Mini-Sub


Meatball Mini-Sub

One of the items we picked up at AVE MKT the other day was a new supply of Match Meat, so we used the last of our other batch and made a meatball mini-subs on focaccia with a nice salad on the side. The meatballs were topped with a quick tomato sauce, fried mushrooms and basil on top.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Pretzel Logic

Dinner 04/26


Italian Sausages


Mustard Horseradish Dipping Sauce

pretzel logic album

The alternate cover to Steely Dan's 1974 album Pretzel Logic

The reason they're not bigger and with more space to pull apart, is because they also serve a double purpose as pretzel buns for burgers and/or sandwiches the next day. Tonight though, we had these straight out of the oven and dipped them in a mustard and homemade horseradish mixture.

pretzel dough

The recipe is from the local mag Akron Life, making the usual substitutes 1:1 (Einkorn Flour, Earth Balance), skipping the egg wash.

pretzels boiling

pretzels after boiling

pretzels on rack

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Massaman Curry, Beet Burger, Classic Gyro, Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

Lunch 04/26

Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

Massaman Curry

Beet Burger

Classic Gyro

Massaman Curry from Cleveland Vegan

We are truly living in a golden vegan age ;)

First up, we hit the Turnpike to Strongsville to visit AVE MKT to pick up some provisions. And maybe a cupcake. They were recently written up in VegNews, and it's a well deserved article.


Next, we headed up I-71 to Cleveland Vegan for a delicious lunch -- we split the Buffalo Cauliflower Dip, and I had the Massaman Curry (above), Liz had the Beet Burger and our daughter had the Classic Gyro.