September 9th, 2007

Risotto Helper

 I've never had hamburger helper, but I imagine this is pretty much what it would have been like. I sorta made up this recipe on the spot. I was cooking at a friend's house, it was quite fun. We should do it more often! I love one pot meals as well. It was quick, and easy.

1 package butternut squash risotto (I forgot the brand): add water & soy milk
1/2 package veggie crumbles
1/2 large zucchini
a bit of olive oil
onion powder
garlic powder

1. Start cooking the risotto according to the directions in a medium size pan.
2. Break up the crumbles so they look like hamburger meat.
3. Heat a bit of olive oil in a pan and add the crumbles. Saute until browning and add the onion and garlic powder.
4. Cut up the zucchini into bite-sized pieces. Add to the risotto when there are about 10 minutes left to cook time.
5. When risotto is finished (still a little gloopy) add the crumbles.
6. Mix well and serve. Would be wonderful with some (veggie) grated cheese as well.

Broccoli and Tofu Stir-Fry

- sesame oil
- 3 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 c. sherry
- 1/4 c. soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 3 c. broccoli, cut into small pieces
- 1 lb. tofu, drained and cubed

Sauté garlic and ginger in sesame oil. Add sherry, soy sauce, and syrup and stir. Add broccoli and tofu and cook until broccoli is soft. Serve over rice.

pumkin, tomato, basil & collards (yin)


I was just able to pick some fresh pumpkin, tomato & basil off the vine/plant from my partner's garden and now I want to make something that will go well for dinner & lunch/dinner for me 645a-730p school day tomorrow (F* paying $5 for something not as good that I could have easily made at home).

I also have some store bought collards & mustard greens & carrots as well as the usual vegan essentials and spices. Additionally, I just finished recovering from being sick where I (excuse my hippie-inspired-TCM-based methods) maxed out my yang foods so I'm trying to shy away from those now as to avoid an imbalance (ie. I'm aiming for no curry or ginger or anything that raises the body temp). So, with these base ingredients (or at least using most of the fresh fresh fresh ones) what dish would you recommend?

PS- tag people: tomatoes are fruits, not vegetables :P

PLUM time

Hey everyone!
So now fall is coming in Sweden and my backyard is full of yummy riped plums...BUT there are way too many! we have made like 7-8 jars of jam and we have frozen 3 bags of fresh plums for the future. Thing is i am going away for a month and when i come back the plums wont be there i need recipes with plums so i can expand my creativity and use the frozen plums soon.

Any ideas? THANKS A LOT!
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