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