Sunday, August 31, 2003

Dinner 8/31

Braised Seitan w/ Garbanzo Beans and Rasins
(Bon Appetit 9/03 p.118, Tom Colicchio )

Seared/Steamed Green Beans w/ Oyster Mushrooms

Roasted Delacata Squash

Dinner 8/30

Aloo Gobi

Oyster Mushrooms In A Creamy Fennel Sauce

Boiled Potatoes
(w/ mint, cilantro and jalapeno)

(currants, pistachio nuts, basmati rice)


Friday, August 29, 2003

Dinner 8/29

Tofu Satay
(tofu marinated in spicy peanut sauce, then grilled)

Stir-Fried Rice
(w/ cherry tomatoes and mild green peppers)

And a big shout out to Summer on the site for mentioning the blog today ;)

Dinner 8/28

Seitan Morvandelle*
(tomatoes, onions and mustard make the base of the stew with the fried seitan, served over cellentani pasta)

Boiled New Potatoes

Steamed Broccoli

Sauteed Oyster Mushrooms

* From Raymond Oliver's "La Cuisine" (1970).

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Dinner 8/27

Stir-Fry w/ Spicy Orange Ginger Sauce
(tofu, carrot, scallions, garlic, jalapeno, orange juice, cornstarch, salt and pepper)

Basmati Rice

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Dinner 8/26

Eggplant Parmesan
(over linguini)

Mixed Green Salad w/ Roasted Beets
(w/ dried cherries, mild green peppers, beet cream dressing and walnuts)

Cole Slaw*
(shredded cabbage, carrot, soy sour cream, scallion, salt and pepper)

* trying use up the last of this mammoth head of cabbage we got last week at the farmers market. it's like the Zontar sketch from SCTV...

Dinner 8/25

Focaccia Bruschetta
(tomatoes, oyster mushrooms, basil, onion and garlic)

Baked Beans

Sunday, August 24, 2003

Dinner 8/24

Mixed Greens Salad w/ Roasted Baby Beets
(w/ creamy beet dressing)


Focaccia w/ Tomato Slices and Basil

Roasted Corn ('tis the season)

Seared/Steamed Green Beans

Home Fries
(yukons and reds)

Saturday, August 23, 2003

Dinner 8/23


Chiles Rellenos
(poblano stuffed w/ soy cheese and herbs)

Arroz Verde
(poblano rice)

Grilled Corn
(w/ chipotle and lime butter)

Dinner 8/22

Coconut Tofu in Red Curry Sauce*

Seitan Satay w/ Spicy Peanut Sauce
(marinated in the peanut sauce, then grilled)

Rice Paper Salad Rolls w/ cilantro dipping sauce
(shredded cabbage, scallion, cilantro, ginger and garlic)

* cut the tofu into strips, rolled it in some cornstarch slurry, then rolled it in the dried coconut and then deep fried. non-sweet coconut is really, really good.

Friday, August 22, 2003

Dinner 8/21

Risotto alla Milanese
(Saffron Risotto, inside a roasted red bell pepper "ring")*

Sauteed Chanterelle Mushrooms

* roasted the pepper, cut into a 3/4" high ring, filled it with the risotto and topped with the mushroom)

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Dinner 8/20

Eggplant Parmesan
(over Fusilli Pasta)

Porcini Soup /w Cannellini Beans

Braised Leeks

Delicata Squash

Italian Bread

Dinner 8/19

Roasted Corn

Seared/Steamed Green Beans

Twice Baked Potato

Monday, August 18, 2003

Dinner 8/18

Eggplant Caponata over Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta

Spicy Braised Cauliflower

Two Vinegar Carrots
(braised w/ red wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar)

Dinner 8/17

Shredded Tofu Burritos
(w/ black beans, shredded tofu marinated in lime juice, shredded cabbage and soy sour cream)

(tomato, jalapeno, onion and lime juice)

Saturday, August 16, 2003

Dinner 8/16

(black bean, yukon gold potatoes, oyster mushroom, lettuce, soy cheese and soy sour cream)

Roasted Sweet Corn

Wilted Beet Greens in a Chipotle Cream Sauce

Salsa and Chips
(tomato, jalapeno, onion, lime juice)

Dinner 8/15

Bocconcini di Tofu con le Mandorle
(Tofu Nuggets with Almonds from Nick Stellino p.106 over Farfalle)

Sauteed Lion's Mane Mushrooms*

Italian Bread

*Last of the batch

Friday, August 15, 2003

Mushroom Strudel
(sauteed Lion's Mane and Oyster mushrooms, onions and 2Tbs cream sauce w/ rosemary, wrapped in Phyllo and baked, then covered in mushroom gravy -- crimini mushrooms, shallots, flour, oil and stock w/ some of the cream sauce 3Tbs)

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Baby Beets and Walnuts and a "borscht" vinaigrette
(beet juice from the roasting, mixed w/ soy sour cream, red wine vinegar and dill)

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Dinner 8/13

Shaved Fennel Salad
(w/ dried cherries and olive oil)

(tomato, zucchini, red onion, garlic and red pepper on Italian bread)

Sauteed Lion's Mane and Chanterelle Mushrooms*

Yukon Gold Potatoes w/ Rosemary
(boiled then run around in the pan with the soy butter, salt, pepper and rosemary)

*I don't know where the hell these are coming from, but I'm mighty happy that they are here...

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Dinner 8/12

(tomato, oyster mushrooms, artichoke hearts, red onion, green olives, red pepper and soy cheese)

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Dinner 8/11

Zucchini, Garlic, Tomato and Pine Nuts over Farfalle Pasta

Sauteed Lion's Mane Mushrooms and Oyster Mushrooms

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Dinner 8/10

Seitan in Mustard Sauce

Basmati Rice

Stir-Fry Broccoli

(boiled, then stir-fried w/ lemon, garlic and ginger)


Peaches in Foil
(w/ cognac, lemon, nutmeg and soy whipped cream)

Dinner 8/9

(basil, tomato, soy cheese)

Cabbage Salad
(w/ apples, raisins, veganaise)

Lion's Mane Mushrooms


Plum Tarte Tatin

Friday, August 08, 2003

Dinner 8/8

Toasted Orzo
(w/ green olives, seitan, garlic and scallions)

Sauteed Yellow Squash
(w/ basil and garlic)

Baked Delicata Squash
(a.k.a. Sweet Potato Squash)

Roasted Potatoes, Turnips and Garlic

Thursday, August 07, 2003

Dinner 8/7

Carbonnades Flamande
(over Fusilli Pasta)

Boiled Fingerling Potatoes

Seared/Steamed Green Beans

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Dinner 8/6

Cap'n Janeway
(Farfalle Pasta w/a Tomato Cream Sauce)

Grilled Corn

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Dinner 8/5

Stir Fry
(tofu coated w/ turmeric, red bell pepper, onion and garlic)

Basmati Rice

Shredded Cabbage Salad w/ Spicy Peanut Dressing

Dinner 8/4

Tofu Marsala
(tofu cutlets, dredged in flour and sauteed, covered with sauteed shiitake mushrooms in a reduced marsala sauce over pasta)

Seared/Steamed Green Beans

Monday, August 04, 2003

Dinner 8/3

Morroccan Seitan Stew
(seitan, dates, cinnamon, coriander, raisin)


Okra and Tomato

(braised green beans and onion)

Sunday, August 03, 2003

Dinner 8/2

Spicy Eggplant in Tamarind Sauce

Keralan Beets and Coconut

Tofu [Chicken] Tomato

Spicy Pineapple and Coconut

Basmati Rice

* the irony here is that for years I couldn't stand coconut -- but the dried unsweetened coconut is a whole 'nother ball game -- slightly toasted with cumin, corriander, turmneric and cayenne it really made the eggplant dish rock... Same with the pineapple dish, it added another layer of complexity.

Friday, August 01, 2003

Dinner 8/1

Polenta w/ Raisins and Pine Nuts

Focaccia w/ Basil, Tomato and Soy Cheese

Roasted Purple Potatoes, Turnips and Garlic

Dinner 7/31

Mexican Stew over Angel Hair pasta
(seitan, soyrizo, potatoes, onion, garlic, mexican oregano, cilantro, chipotle cream sauce*)

(grilled corn, sauteed zucchini, jalapeno, onion, garlic, cilantro)

Poblano Rice

* extra cream sauce from last night was the starting point for tonight's stew, the rest was -- in the best tradition of stews -- whatever was on hand ;)