Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tofu Veggie Stir-Fry

Loosely based on the wok book, pg 92.  We used Carrie's method of making tofu which follows:

Cube extra-firm tofu into good-sized chunks and put in a ziplock with some tamari.
Let marinade for 5 to 15 minutes or so.
Bake in 350 degree toaster oven for about 20 minutes.

Turned out pretty tasty. 

 We used a head of napa cabbage instead of the Chinese broccoli and bok choy.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cabbage Rolls

So we didn't really make these, but I'm adding it to the blog so we can remember things we've made with cabbage.  Rach's mom made them with burger, wild rice and italian sausage.  Tasty.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Good Old Chili Con Carne

Jamie oliver, pg 172.  Pretty much followed the recipe exactly.  Was quite delicious.  We topped with yoghurt and cilantro, but not the guacamole.  Made whole wheat cornbread with it, which was good but wasn't quite as good as regular cornbread.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Chard Leek Frittata

Sauteed/almost caramelized some leeks in oil.  Added chard that was steamed.  8 eggs with fontina.  Yum.  Pumpernickel bread.  Salad with grated beets and carrots.  Yum.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pork tacos

Lots of sliced onions, a can of diced fire roasted tomatoes, teaspoon of thyme, some garlic, and one large chopped adobo chile plus a couple teaspoons of sauce. Mix in crock pot. Season a 3-4 lb. bone-in pork shoulder with salt and pepper and place on top of onion mix. Add one can of water. Cook on high for about 4 hours, turning the meat over at 2-2.5 hrs. Take out meat and put everything else in a pot and cook until appropriately thickened.  Add roasted chiles (poblano or anaheim) if so desired. Shred pork and add to sauce. Place in homemade tortillas with a dollop of guacamole. Yum.

And Rachel really did write this.  Woot!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Citrus ginger chicken with root vegetables

Page 132.  It was hard to decide when the aroma of a fully cooked meal escaped from the oven.  We filled the pot with a lot of extra veg and baked it for an hour, but that was too long and it was overcooked.  We didn't have parsnips so we used extra carrots.

It was still quite tasty.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pumpkin and potato soup with kale

We used spinach and chard as that's what we had.  We used the rouge d'etamps squash that we got from the csa

Not a bad soup.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Cauliflower Collard Tacos

Normally we don't blog taco nights (aka Friday nights), but these were rather tasty and deserve blogging.  We essentially took the Rick Bayless garlicky greens tacos as our start.  Carmelized some onions while the collards were boiling, then threw the cauliflower in with the greens.  Mixed it together with some frozen tomatillo sauce (not too much, the weren't real saucy), then topped with feta.  Yum.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Daikon Radish Patties

Originally a grant farms email recipe, duplicated below for your pleasure:

1 1/2 cups daikon radish (grated)
2 tsp salt
1 clove garlic (minced)
1/2 red onion (finely chopped)
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 tsp chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha)
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil for frying

Place the daikon in a large bowl and sprinkle with the salt. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Drain daikon.

Stir in the garlic, onion, egg, bread crumbs, pepper, paprika, and chili garlic sauce. Mix well. Form into 8, small round patties.

Pour oil into a large skillet. Heat over medium heat. Fry patties in the hot oil until firm and nicely brown, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.


These were fairly tasty.  Especially with some of the lemon creme fraiche from the soup from earlier this week.  Made a kale caesar to go along with it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Broccoli-Cauliflower Mangalore Curry

Dance of the Spices, pg 251.  Essentially doubled the recipe and used a whole can of coconut milk.  May have over-tamarinded it.  Also, could have used ground pepper instead of the peppercorns.  Served over rice.

Also made Spicy Urad Dal with (no) tomato and fennel from some urad dal that Nate gave us.

I didn't use tomato because I was lazy.  Maybe it would have been better with it, but we found it to be rather plain.  The dal itself didn't seem to have a good flavor.  Ah well, the curry was tasty.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Potato, Cabbage and Leek Soup

Epicurious, but from Bon Appetit March 2011.

Served with good bread.  Quite good soup.  Could have used more potato and cabbage, but amazingly I restrained myself.

The creme fraiche was a nice touch.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Kohlrabi fries

Somewhat casual dinner tonight.  Made a leftover burger for myself.  But also kohlrabi fries.  Chopped them somewhat small, tossed them with oil, salt and pepper and baked them at 450 for 45 minutes or so.  They were slightly over-salted but still delicious.