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Filed Under:Food & Drink / Vegetarian & Vegan
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Fritto Misto

Appetizer 09/01 Fritto Misto Earlier this summer, I wasn't sure we'd have any squash blossoms -- it's been a rough growing season this year with the endless rain. But in the last week or so, we finally have blossoms, and that means Fritto Misto along with some button mushrooms along for the ride. Show More Summary

Paella with Braised Fennel, Green Beans, Apple Wood-Smoked Tofu and Mushrooms deglazed with Sherry

Dinner 08/31 Paella with Braised Fennel, Green Beans, Apple Wood-Smoked Tofu and Mushrooms deglazed with Sherry One of our all-time favorites! The recipes for both the Paella and Fennel are here.

Hatch Chiles

Dinner 08/25 Roasted Hatch Chiles It's that time of year again, when Hatch chiles start showing up in the markets. We bought a dozen or so of both the hot and mild, roasted them (as shown), then peeled and de-seeded the chiles. Finally, we then vacuum-sealed and froze them for the winter ahead. Show More Summary

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Part 2

Vacation Part 2 Much of early August is full of birthdays and anniversaries, which is why we take a few weeks off to recover. ;) As always, good times were had by all... The No-knead Bread was the starting point for this birthday meal...Show More Summary

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Part 1

Part 1 Well, our month-long vacation is over, the kids are back in school, so it must be time to update the blog... We went to the Kent Farmers Market almost every weekend -- here Surprised Cat is Surprised by the Squash Blossoms (and...Show More Summary

Corn Fritters, Braised Leeks, No-Knead Bread, Olive Bagna Cauda, Shishito Peppers, Icicle Radishes

Dinner 07/20 Corn Fritters Braised Leeks No-Knead Bread Olive Bagna Cauda Shishito Peppers Icicle Radishes A little bit of this and that, using some of the mornings Farmers Market produce. We did the usual Braised Leeks recipe and made a small batch of corn fritters topped with a garlic mayo on a bed of the local lettuce. Show More Summary

Farmers Market

Farmers Market 07/20 Dodging the rain drops, Liz made her way to the Kent Farmers Market and returned with these goodies which will get turning into dinner later. Beautiful lettuce...... beets, turnips, collards, radishes, green beans, zucchini, cucumbers Red onions with more beets, turnips and lettuce. Stay tuned.

Chili Salad

Dinner 07/17 Chili Salad With temps in the low 90s and the heat index topping 100°, a salad begins to look like a really viable choice for dinner. ;) The chili started with 1/2 cup of TVP, soaked for 15 minutes in veg stock along with smoked paprika and cumin. Show More Summary

Bananas Foster Pancakes

Breakfast 07/13 We had Bananas Foster for dessert the other night and needed to use up the last of the bananas -- so it was as simple as A + B = tasty. ;) The base pancake recipe is from "Vegan Diner." The Bananas Foster was 2 tbs. Earth Balance & 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar melted in a pan with a pinch of cinnamon added. Show More Summary

No-Knead Bread, Sherry-Infused Mushroom Pate

Appetizer 07/12 No-Knead Bread Sherry-Infused Mushroom Pate Liz wanted to try out the No-Knead Bread technique by Jim Lahey (author of "My Bread" and "My Pizza") to see what would happened when using Einkorn Flour. The first batch was...Show More Summary

Shish Kabobs: Maple-Smoked Tofu, Mushrooms, Red Bell Pepper and Pineapple

Dinner 07/11 Shish Kabobs Our grill certainly is getting a workout this summer -- tonight, we marinated some maple-smoked tofu, mushrooms, red bell pepper and pineapple with 1 tbs. of olive oil, 1 tbs. of tamari, black pepper (to taste) and 1 tbs. Show More Summary

Hot Dogs, Pasta Salad and Sweet Potato Fries

Dinner 07/07 Hot Dogs Pasta Salad Sweet Potato Fries We fired up the grill again and rocked the Holiday weekend food stuffs! The sweet potato fries were cut into quarters and tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper and a tiny bit of smoked paprika and baked at 425° for 25-30 minutes turning halfway through cooking. Show More Summary


Dinner 06/29 Paella It's always a good time when we break out the Paella pan! ;)We used our basic Paella recipe, augmented tonight with green beans, button mushrooms deglazed with sherry, hickory-smoked tofu and red bell peppers.

Brown Rice Burger, Grilled Asparagus, Mixed Greens Salad with Grapes

Dinner 06/23 Brown Rice Burger Grilled Asparagus Mixed Greens Salad with Grapes The recipe for the brown rice burgers hasn't changed much -- maybe less chipotle & jalapeno. The tomato is from our mini-garden on the patio (given that the deer will find anything tomato-related in the front or back yard, we have to put the older plants up on the deck). Show More Summary

Strawberry Shortcake

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake The recipe ("Mixed Berry Shortcake") was from adapted from "Chloe's Vegan Desserts" (p. 129) by Chloe Coscarelli.It was delicious. That is all. we made two single cakes, didn't have any other berries and used Einkorn flour, as usual.

Guacamole and Chips

Appetizer 06/15 Guacamole and Chips We had some friends over and started out the evening with guacamole & chips -- and maybe a Margarita or two, which is why there aren't any pictures of the enchiladas we had for dinner or the pumpkin flan we had for dessert. ;)

Thai Noodle Salad

Lunch 06/14 Thai Noodle Salad I'm pretty sure there are items waaaay in the back of our pantry that have been there since we moved into the house in '94. Thankfully the Thai noodles (rice vermicelli) are a (somewhat) more recent purchase. Show More Summary

Pizza Burgers, Grilled Corn, Potato Salad and Doughnuts

Dinner 05/27 Pizza Burgers Grilled Corn Potato Salad Dessert Doughnuts Pizza burgers (GF-tweaked recipe from The "Best Veggie Burgers On The Planet" Joni Marie Newman), potato salad and grilled corn subbed 1/4 cup each tapioca and potato flour in place of vital wheat gluten, added 1/4 cup of nooch & 1/4 cup of Daiya Cheddar as a extra binder. Show More Summary

Detroit-Style Pizza

Dinner 05/25 Detroit-Style Pizza We're not sure what just happened... square, deep-dish, marinara, Daiya mozzarella... but we do know that we want to eat it again. And again. Starting here will give some context, but a cursory Google search reveals many, many variations. By using our square cast-iron pan we've probably already made it wrong. Tasty, tasty wrongness. ;)

Taco Night in Ohio

Dinner 05/18 Taco Night Clockwise from upper left: Hickory-Smoked Tofu, Vegan Sour Cream, Daiya Cheddar, Shredded Lettuce, Guacamole, Refried Beans, Tortillas, more shredded lettuce and Rajas (in the center). The tortillas are super easy to make (2 cups of masa, 1 1/2 cups of water, 1/2 tsp. Show More Summary

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