Monday, June 30, 2003

Dinner 6/29

(Napa Cabbage, Snow Peas, Tofu and Rooster Sauce)

Basmati Rice

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Markko Tasting Dinner

1. '99 Chardonnay (Greeting Wine)

Snow Peas wrapped around Orange segments, marinated in Sesame Oil and Garlic.

2. '97 Riesling

Rice Paper Salad, with shaved Fennel, Scallions, Carrot, Red Cabbage, Ginger and Basil.

3. '99 Reserve Chardonnay
4. '98 Reserve Chardonnay

Thai-Styled Stir-Fry: Green Beans, Napa Cabbage, Grilled Corn, Red Bell Peppers, Baby Carrots, Basil, Scallions, Scapes, Cilantro and Smoked Tofu.

5. '99 Reserve Pinot Noir

Beet Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Truffle Oil.

6. '99 Cabernet Sauvignon

Spicy Lentil Stew w/ vegetables.

7. Canticle Reserve

Tapioca with Coconut Milk and Mango

8. Select Reserve Chardonnay

Orange Pound Cake with Candied Citrus Peel.

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Dinner 6/27


Grilled Corn

Home Fries

Wilted Beet Greens

Thursday, June 26, 2003

Dinner 6/26

Mixed Greens Salad
(w/ figs, avacado and cherries w/ fig vinaigrette)

Wilted Beet Greens

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Dinner 6/24

Zucchini, Tomato, Onion and Garlic over Fiori Pasta (mini honeycomb pasta) w/ a hit of corn stock

Porcini Mushrooms*
(fried in olive oil)

* I have no idea how these showed up at Kent Natural Foods, but I'm grateful ;)

Dinner 6/23

Homemade Pizza
(tomatoes, red onion, black olives, tomato sauce and soy cheese)

Fennel Salad
(shaved fennel, marinated in olive oil and w/ salt and pepper)

Monday, June 23, 2003

Dinner 6/22


Strawberries and Whipped Cream*

* another long day in the yard (I should put up some pictures of the back yard -- it does look different than the old ones I had posted last year... and yes, the non-dairy whipped cream)

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Dinner 6/21

(store bought)

*had a SynFest meeting to go to and the kids were at the movies w/ mom...

Saturday, June 21, 2003

Dinner 6/20

Fried Scapes

French Bread

Green Olives

* sat on the deck w/ the kids and just noshed...

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Dinner 6/19

Bob's Eggplant
(1 1/2" thick slices, seared in a pan, then baked for 20 minutes at 350, then broiled w/ sake, mirin, cayenne and miso glaze)

Basmati Rice

Stir-fried Tofu
(w/ the leftover eggplant sauce)

(Scapes and Cauliflower)

Snow Peas
(seared and steamed)

Dinner 6/18

Chiles Rellenos
(poblanos stuffed w/ soy cheese and cilantro, then coated with a cornmeal batter and deep fried)

Roasted Potatoes
(w/ mexican oregano)

Grilled Corn
(w/ chipotle and lime "butter")

Refried Black Beans


Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Dinner 6/17

Thai-Style Dinner Salad
(Bed of mixed greens, shredded red cabbage w/a fig vinaigrette, then topped with fried seitan, carrot, red bell pepper, tomato, ginger, garlic, basil and grilled corn)

Monday, June 16, 2003

Dinner 6/16

(wilted Chard and Scapes in sesame oil, w/tofu, carrots and ginger)

Basmati Rice

Steamed Bok Choy

Sunday, June 15, 2003

Dinner 6/15

Sweet and Sour Stir-fry
(tofu, red bell pepper, carrot, onion, garlic and ginger w/ the typical vinegar, sugar and soy version of sweet and sour)

Refried Basmati Rice

Dinner 6/14

Mooli Curry
(daikon radish, toor dal, garlic, onion, red pepper and jalapeno)

Black Pepper Tofu Curry
(tofu and coconut sauce)

Basmati Rice

Aloo Gobi
(cauliflower and potato)

Spicy Eggplant
(turmeric, chili and salt)

Saturday, June 14, 2003

Lunch 6/14

(scapes and cauliflower)

Mixed Green Salad
(w/ icicle radishes)

* yeah, I know, I don't list lunch anymore, but after buying the scapes and radishes this morning at the Kent Farmer's Market, I couldn't resist sharing ;)

Friday, June 13, 2003

Dinner 6/13

Smoked Chile Potato Knishes*

(A recipe from Michael Symon and Wayne Harley Brachman). Changed the kielbasa to seitan and soyrizo.

*Yes, Michael makes that same laugh in real life (I've taken a few classes from him at WRSOC).

Thursday, June 12, 2003

Dinner 6/12

Pasta w/ Leeks, Spring Onions, Tomato, Garlic and Spinach

Braised Fennel

Garlic Bread

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Dinner 6/11

(basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic and soy cheese over Capanelle pasta)

Garlic Bread

Seared/Steamed Green Beans

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Dinner 6/10

Papaya Salad
(papaya, red cabbage, cilantro -w/ rice wine vinegar, garlic, sugar and jalapeno dressing

(tofu, carrot, celery, red pepper, garlic, ginger, basil and scallion)

Refried Basmati Rice

Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Dinner 6/9

(tomato, onion, soy cheese, tomato sauce)

Monday, June 09, 2003

Dinner 6/8

(black bean, onion, garlic, poblano rajas, soy cheese, soy sour cream)

Arroz Verde
(Mexican Green Rice via Rick Bayless)

Sunday, June 08, 2003

Dinner 6/7




* Long day cleaning the yard, too tired for much food...

Dinner 6/6

Star Anise Tofu*

Basmati Rice

Steamed Bok Choy

* from Donna Hay via Martha Stewart

Dinner 6/5

(Napa Cabbage base, w/ Smoked Tofu*, Red Pepper, Carrot, Onion, Ginger, and Garlic)

Seared/Steamed Green Beans

* smoked using Black tea -- sweet, and smoky, but wasn't quite what i was looking for...)

Thursday, June 05, 2003

Dinner 6/4

Eggplant Parmesan*

Grilled Asparagus
(blanched, then marinated in soy, balsamic vinegar and olive oil, then grilled)

Bread Sticks

* used the recipe from the '92 classic "Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia-Romagna, The Heartland of Northern Italian Food" by Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Dinner 6/3

Pasta Puttanesca

Italian Bread

Dinner 6/2

Another Homemade Sub-Style Sandwich*
(same as yesterday with more hot peppers)

* got a deal on good bread, and they were so good last night...

Dinner 6/1

Homemade Sub-Style Sandwich
(portobello mushrooms, onion, garlic, olives, soy cheese, hot sauce)

Dinner 5/31

Soy Boy Okara Burger
(tomato, lettuce, onion, soy cheese, ketchup and mustard and veganaise for Liz)

Potato Salad