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With all the rain and bleh outside... today is a tomato soup day.

1 large can diced tomatoes (organic)
3/4 cup soy milk
olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1T capers

Lightly sautee the garlic and capers in oil in a saucepan, seasoning with salt and pepper.

Add the tomatoes, stir.

Using a hand blender, puree ingredients together carefully.

Add the soy milk, and simmer, blending more until desired smoothness.
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You may have heard of Boston Baked Beans... but are you ready for Brooklyn Baked Beans??

1 bottle Brooklyn Brewery brown ale
3/4 cup brown sugar
3T honey
3/4 cup maple syrup
2T Sriracha chili sauce (or to taste)
1/4 cup yellow mustard
2 small to medium onions
1 can navy beans
1 can small white beans
2T chopped Garlic
2T butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Sautee garlic and butter, and cook onions until sweated.

Add remaining ingredients.

Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Transfer to a 2-quart casserole dish, bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until beans are thick enough.

(Yes these are cooking in my oven right now!!)

Vegan Chili

Dec. 4th, 2006 07:42 pm
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Tonight was definitely a chili night. So I made some!

2 medium onions
3 cloves garlic
2 T vegetable oil
1/2 cup chili powder
1 can red kidney beans
1 can black beans
12 meatless meatballs
1 T Tabasco chipotle sauce
1 large can crushed tomatoes
2 T molasses
2 T honey
salt and pepper for seasoning
1 bay leaves

Sweat/saute the onions and garlic in the oil.
Add some of the chili powder and a little salt and pepper and continue to sweat.
Wash the beans, and add them to the mix. Add a little more chili powder.
Crush up and mix in the meatballs, and add the chipotle sauce.
Add the crushed tomatoes, and use about half a can of water to rinse out the can and add that to the mix.
Simmer the chili, add the molasses and honey, and add in two bay leaves.
Chili is ready when the bay leaves are flexible, be sure to take them out!
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1/3 cup soy milk
2/3 cup rice milk
3 servings egg replacer
2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old or stale country loaf, brioche
4 tablespoons margarine

In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the soy, egg mix, honey, and salt. You may do this the night before. When ready to cook, pour custard-like mixture into a pie pan and set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.

Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices. Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.
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Breakfast Nachos!!

Flour tortilla chips
Pita chips
Crumbled bacon (fried)
Chopped linguica (browned)
Chopped fresh cilantro
Diced tomato (lightly fried)
Lightly scrambled eggs
Topped with shredded cheddar and jalepeno jack

Layer the ingredients a couple times in a baking pan and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.


I almost have all the ingredients I need to make this for brunch tomorrow. :)

I'm also hankering for waffles and breakfast pizza...
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1 1/4 lb shredded carrots
1 peeled shredded fuji apple
1 c cranberries
1/2 c apple juice
1 T honey
2 T butter

Preheat oven to 400

Butter 9" dish

Toss ingredients and smooth into dish

Spread butter on top

Bake 40 min.
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6 cups AP Flour
1 1/2 t baking soda
1 T baking powder
1 T salt
2 T sugar

4 T melted butter (per two cups)
2 separated eggs
2 cups buttermilk


Shake every time, use in 3 months

mix whites with buttermilk
mix yolks with butter
whisk all

350 deg griddle

mix wet into dry

wipe griddle with butter, towel off
flip close to the surface

200 deg oven, stack on towels
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1 lb thinly sliced carrots
1/4 c olive oil
2 T sherry vinegar
2 cloves minced garlic
1 T lemon juice
1 T minced shallot
1 T chopped parsely
1 t dijon mustard
1 t sugar
pepper

Boil carrots in salted water

Whisk all other ingredients in olive oil

Add carrots and toss

Refrigerate for 4 hours, serve chilled

Kefta

May. 24th, 2005 05:44 pm
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2 lb beef
1 T ground coriander
1 T ground cumin
1 t salt
1 t sweet paprika
1/4 c olive oil

Mix all and cook in patties.

Harissa

May. 24th, 2005 05:43 pm
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2/3 lb red chiles 5"
1/4 c water
1 t salt
1/3 c olive oil

Puree chiles with water and salt.

Heat olive oil, cook puree low for 25 min.
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1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips

Cream wet ingredients (up to flour), then combine dry to wet, add chips and drop tablespoon sized chunks onto cookie sheet and bake.
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1 pound frozen cranberries
2 cups orange juice
3 cups ginger ale
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 orange, zested

Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan, (stainless steel) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 45 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.

Carefully puree with stick blender or blender until smooth.
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1 clove garlic, halved
1 c sauvignon blanc
2 t lemon juice
3/4 lb rindless shredded emmentaler, gruyere, beaufort, comte, appenzeller
1 T corn starch
season to taste

Rub garlic on inside of pot, discard

Boil wine and lemon juice

Toss cheese with corn starch in a bowl

Gradually add cheese, melt fully

After all added, simmer one minute, stir constantly

Remove from heat, season
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I was inspired by an episode of $40 a day where Rachael Ray goes to Florence, Italy - there was a restaurant there that made a "bread soup" dish. Very earthy, hearty, peasant food.

I had half a loaf of stale oatmeal bread, and I had sauteed some peas and onions, so I figured "what the hell" and made an experiment. It turned out pretty good, and I made a lot of it!

3 c vegetable broth
1 can tomato sauce
2 cups sauteed peas and onions
1 can cream style corn
2 cups parmesean cheese
salt and pepper to season; extra pepper to taste for authentic peasant flavor
half loaf stale oatmeal bread
2 cups water

Break up the oatmeal bread into chunks, combine all ingredients in a dutch oven and simmer on low. You'll get a very thick, hearty stew.
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I bought these boiled, salted duck eggs, and they were too salty to eat all on their own... so I made this recipe for egg salad. Duck egg salad!

3 boiled, salted duck eggs, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
3 T canola oil mayo
1 t molasses
black pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!
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Yesterday I made stuffed vegan cabbage (aka "glumpkies"), fried tofu, cole slaw, and pasta with garlicky collard greens.

The stuffed cabbage came out great - I probably could have made the cabbage a little more tender, but there was a great cabbage-y flavor to them. The cole slaw has an oriental flavor, and there's a nice fresh jalepeno in there that gives it just a little tiny bit. I made my own teriyaki to fry the tofu in... and the pasta came out SO tasty.

Mmm. :) :)

recipes recipes )
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Great for a salad with slightly bitter greens (and you don't have any other veggies to dump in).

1/2 c olive oil
1/2 c rice wine vinegar
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
splash of vanilla
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I've been making bread in my bread machine instead of buying it... I love the smell of fresh bread. Today I am also using my crock pot for the first time, and I'm making a soup with a bunch of greens in it.

Many Greens Soup )

I love it. I love cooking. I love keeping house.

Anybody out there looking for a housewife...?

Dinner!

May. 30th, 2004 08:45 pm
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Tonight I made a radish and orange salad, a loaf of fresh bread, and some sauteed red kale.

meerkitty - I am dividing everything I cook and putting half of it into carryout containers for you. Bring some tupperware if you come over tonight or tomorrow...



Here are my recipes for my fellow farm friends:
recipes )
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Soy nuggets and special sauce! It's a zesty 1,000 island kind of thing.


2 T canola mayo (almost vegan, sorry)
1 T zingers relish
1 T ketchup
1 t horseradish
2 t Baco*s

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