Monday, October 29, 2012

Red Bean Gumbo with Greens

Deborah Madison, pg 321.  This was quite delicious.  We used a bunch of collards and a bunch of kale, plus some random red beans from the Grant Farms CSA.  We didn't have celery which was a bummer, and only one bell pepper.  The roux didn't turn out quite right (didn't get dark reddish brown).  I need to work on my roux-fu for next time.  Because there will be a next time.  Served over brown rice.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Celery root, Finger Squash and Apple Soup

Apple Stock:

This was pretty delicious.  The stock recipe only yielded two quarts, so I added an extra quart to the soup.  We also topped the soup with blue cheese.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Green Lentils with Wine-Glazed Vegetables

Deborah Madison, page 301.  Pretty tasty.  This time we switched up the veggies a bit.  Used carrots, kohlrabi, beets, cauliflower and spinach.  The beets were a good addition.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Spring Vegetable and Bean soup

Jamie Oliver, pg 128.  Loosely based on this.  Don't think we used cauliflower.  Maybe used kohlrabi.  Don't remember.  It was pretty tasty though.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Chicken and Rice Soup

Loosely based on this:

Only used chicken breast.  Didn't discard the veggies.  Used chicken broth.  Not sure what all else was changed though.

It was delicious.  Especially for a poor sickie like me.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Grilled Pizza

We are theoretically making this tonight.  And if it happens it will be super delicious.

And what do you know, it was delicious.  One was a pesto with tomatoes, cheese, basil (?), onion and garlic.  The other was more standard with pepperoni and the usual fixings.  We did it with half whole wheat flour and it was still quite delicious.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Potatoes and Cauliflower with Peas over Coconut Rice

Similar to Indian Spiced Vegetables in ingredients but rather different in preparation and outcome.  This is in the stack of indian recipes that Nate gave us.  We followed the recipe mostly, except doubled the veg and tripled the spices.  And you really don't need to add that much water (I added a half cup, way more than enough).

The coconut rice really made it though.  We didn't use the urad dhal since we were time pressed, and we didn't have cashews.  The coconut browned very quickly (in a minute or two), unlike the 10 they say.  Might be good to add the coconut in a bit later than the dhal and cashews if we use them next time.

Also, happy anniversary to us!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Kale and Cannellini Beans

The Deborah Madison staple.  Delicious as usual.  Made with our house-made Sauvignon Blanc.