We’ve suffered through day two of the raging flu at my house. While subtle moans of what sound to be human agony resonate from the sofa, I’m constantly trying to keep the house decontaminated by hosing down the walls with sanitizer and attaching a tube from my husband’s mouth that leads out the back door. […]
Raise your hand if you love lima beans! … Anyone? It may seem cruel to write about limas during Back to School (Work) Week when so many kids – and adults – seem to have an aversion to them, but we’re firmly in the love ’em camp. Plus, they’re in season right now at many farmers’ markets. Have you ever tried them fresh?
Recipe: Cold Buckwheat Noodles with Julienned Vegetables Category: Vegetarian/International How long does it take? 15-20 minutes Name: Jackie Why is it a favorite meal? It requires almost no cooking making it quicker than takeout. It’s healthy and easily adaptable for the non-vegetarian and gluten-free members of the family. It’s also a “fridge cleaner” so swap out the veggies with what you have on hand.
Even tho this is fried, it is a good recipe for blood sugar control and thus, weight loss. Just be aware of the higher calories, but this is full of really good whole grains and veggies. I saw this recipe being made on Create TV today (an offshoot of PBS), and it looked really good. But what made it pop and stand out was that she served it with a vegan dashi broth on top. However, her website has no recipe for the dashi. How she made it, as well as I can remember, all measurements VERY approximate –
2 cups water
1/3 of a red onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic
4-5 thin slices of fresh ginger
1/2 cup or so of shitake mushrooms, tho she said you could use just about any mushrooms
Cover and bring to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Add 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce, turn off heat. Let it sit for another few minutes, then strain, leaving a few slices of onion behind if you wish.
Alternatively, theres this good vegan recipe for dashi as well.
Yeahhh this looks really good right now. If you dont know about Thug Kitchen – its one of my favorite vegetarian recipe blogs. They also recently came out with a cookbook you can find on amazon. There is a lot of foul language so if you are sensitive to that kind of thing, this might not be for you.
Why I like it – recipes are simple, using easy to find ingredients. It also, like my own philosophy in cooking, encourages and allows you to substitute with what you have on hand or your taste preference.