Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Jambalaya, Gumbo

Dinner 11/13

(basmati rice, tofu, soyrizo, veg stock, parsley, tamari, cayenne, smoked paprika, pepper)

(onion, garlic, celery, carrot, flour, veg stock, kale, spinach, red kidney beans, red bell pepper, tamari, file powder)

Another dish pulled from the archives -- I need to sit down and work out a recipe, as I just do it in my head these days -- at the core, it's a pilaf -- one cup of rice and 1 1/2 cups of veg stock with the seasonings/tofu/soyrizo, brought to a boil and then down to low for 15 minutes.

The gumbo is a similar kind of thing, as long as you keep tasting as you go, you'll get a sense of what it needs -- this one is based on gumbo z'herbes (whatever dark leafy greens you have on hand) with the addition of kidney beans.

The only drawback to these dishes is that it usually depletes whatever veg stock we have on hand -- so we have to make another batch ASAP. We have some aseptic boxes of veg stock in case of emergency -- but surprisingly it's the kids who can always tell when it's been used... ;)

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