Friday, December 30, 2005

roasted plantain and spring rolls

Plantain papillote (whole roasted plantain with tamarind coleslaw) and nem (spring rolls) from Dakar restaurant in Brooklyn

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

potato latkes

Hanukkah latkes! Homemade potato pancakes with onion, potato, parsley, salt, pepper, and matzo meal, fried in plenty of oil and served hot with apple sauce.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

sushi rolls

Christmas sushi! Homemade rolls with various combinations of avocado, cucumber, steamed carrot, steamed potato, and scallion. Pickled ginger and wasabi loom above.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Tofu Burrito

Heat oll in a large skillet. Saute 3 cloves garlic (minced), 1 fresh chile (minced) and 2 med. onions (finely chopped). Add diced green or red pepper. When the onions begin to soften, add: 2 tsp. paprika, 1 T. cumin, 1 tsp. coriander 1 tsp. oregano, 1/2 cup corn and 2 cakes crumbled firm tofu.

When the veggies are tender, add 1/2 cup tomato paste and 2 T. soy sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Fill tortillas with filling, roll 'em up and move 'em on out (into a greased baking pan), cover them w/ aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 min.

From: The Moosewook Cooks at Home

Friday, December 16, 2005

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

cambodian vermicelli curry

potatoes, bamboo shoots, onion, water chestnuts, and rice vermicelli in coconut milk, lemongrass, and galangal curry
from Cambodian Cuisine, in Brooklyn

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Spicy Mexican Bean Burger !!!

Spicy Mexican Bean Burger yield: 8 - 10 burgers

  • 16 ounce can of red kidney beans, drained and mashed
  • 1/2 cup small onion, coarsley chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, coarsley chopped
  • 1 carrot, steamed and mashed
  • 1/8 cup picante sauce or salsa (spicy or mild to your taste)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. black pepper (or to taste)
  • dash of chili powder
  • Mix all ingredients together. Add more flour to create a firmer mixture, or more salsa if mixture is too stiff. Form into balls and smash into patties. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes, until firm, brown and done. Serve on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato and salsa.

    We made these veggie burgers and they were so delicious! for a side dish, we had roasted potatos.

    posted by brooke.

    Saturday, December 10, 2005

    Tuscan White Bean Soup

    1. Cook 2 cups cannellini beans w/ 4 bay leaves and 2 tsp. rosemary in 10 cups water until the beans are tender. In the last 15 min. of cooking (no idea how to determine that) add 2 tsp. salt.
    2. Heat olive oil in soup pot, add 1 diced yellow onion, 1 tsp. salt and chile flakes. saute till onions are golden, then add garlic and 2tsp. rosemary. Cook for several minutes, add the cooked beans, and their cooking liquid. Simmer, add 4 diced Roma tomatoes and simmer gently for 20 min.
    3. Remove stems from kale, tear up leaves, rinse in cold water. Add leaves to the soup and cook until wilted. Season soup w/ balsamic vinegar, pepper and salt.

    From Rebar Modern Food Cookbook.

    Thursday, December 08, 2005

    lotus roots with sesame

    fried lotus root slices with soy sauce, vegetarian oyster sauce, sesame oil, and toasted sesame seeds, over jasmine rice

    Friday, December 02, 2005

    Thursday, December 01, 2005

    seared portobello mushrooms

    seared on a frying pan with olive oil, then drizzled with balsamic vinegar, salt, and fresh ground pepper

    Tuesday, November 29, 2005

    green beans with almonds

    steamed green beans mixed with olive oil, lemon juice, and almond slivers.
    protected by a pipe-cleaner & pinecone turkey, of a sorts

    Thursday, November 17, 2005

    roasted roots with vinaigrette

    roasted potatoes, parsnips, red and yellow beets, and red onions, with orange basil vinaigrette

    Monday, November 14, 2005

    usal pav

    South Indian dish of white beans topped with onions, cilantro, sauces & Indian noodles
    from the restaurant Dimple in Manhattan

    Saturday, November 12, 2005

    vegetable pot pie

    vegetable pot pie with drop biscuits instead of crust

    lentil tacos

    tacos made with leftover salad and lentils

    mock tuna sandwich

    mock tuna sandwich: smashed garbanzo beans, jalapeno, pickle relish, crumbled nori, mustard, vegan mayo, onion spread with bean sprouts and spinach on a wheat bun

    Thursday, November 10, 2005

    caramel corn


    Dulce NO Leche

    Double Rainbow Dulce No Leche takes the traditional flavour of Dulce de Leche and makes a caramel icecream with caramel ribbons. Truely yummy!

    Wednesday, November 09, 2005

    Skillet breakfast

    potatoes, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes sauteed in vegan margarine and sourdough toast.

    Thursday, November 03, 2005

    tanzanian spicy potatoes

    potatoes, onion, garlic, tomato, lemon juice, tumeric, coriander, cinnamon, chili powder, and parsley, over basmati rice
    recipe from Global Vegetarian Cooking by Troth Wells
    quick to make!

    Wednesday, November 02, 2005

    spicy tofu baguette sandwich

    fresh french baguette with spicy tofu (bought in Chinatown, New York), shredded carrot, and mixed greens

    Monday, October 31, 2005

    yeast doughnuts

    Vegan Yeast Doughnuts based on the Shac 7 recipe. These ones have raspberry jam in them...

    Sunday, October 30, 2005

    sookhi bhindi & aloo posto

    dry fried okra with onion and spices, potatoes with white poppy seeds.
    courtesy of guest chef Phillip

    Friday, October 28, 2005

    pumpkin & potato don buri

    Japanese stew with pumpkin, potato, carrot, spinach, scallions, and shitake mushrooms over jasmine rice

    Wednesday, October 26, 2005

    shepherd's pie

    shepherd's pie filled with carrots, celery, cauliflower, peas, mushrooms, onions, vegan brown gravy and wheat germ, topped with mashed potatoes.

    layered hummus dip

    layer 1: homemade hummus, layer 2: diced cucumbers mixed with cumin, layer 3: diced tomatoes mixed with black pepper, layer 4: tofu "betta feta" (recipe from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook), layer 5: chopped black olives, parsley and olive oil.

    southwest pierogi casserole

    Pasta, sauteed onion, and corn topped with mashed potatoes mixed with canned diced anaheim chilis and chopped fresh cilantro.

    Monday, October 24, 2005

    mixed nuts

    peanuts, cashews, walnuts, roasted pumpkin seeds, and sesame sticks

    Monday, October 17, 2005

    minestrone soup

    minestrone soup with kidney beans, carrots, celery, tomatoes, onion, pasta, and nutritional yeast on top

    Friday, October 14, 2005

    Saturday, October 08, 2005

    roasted veggie enchiladas and herbed rice

    enchiladas filled with oven-roasted zucchini, onion, mushrooms, green chilis and sunburst squash and topped with a little vegan cheese, sour cream - brown jasmine rice with onion, garlic, oregano, and cilantro

    Friday, October 07, 2005

    stir-fried vegetables with hoisin sesame sauce

    stir-fried broccoli, bok choy, mushrooms, carrots, celery, and onion over jasmine rice with hoisin sesame sauce and toasted sesame seeds

    Thursday, October 06, 2005

    Blueberry Pie Shake

    Recipe: Put a few scoops of soft (that is, not frozen rock solid) vegan ice cream in the blender. Add a slice of vegan pie (I opted for blueberry this time) and a couple of tablespoons of soy milk. Blend until desired conistency achieved. I recommend a slightly chunky consistency. I got the idea at the famous Hamburg Inn No. 2 in Iowa City, IA