Category Archives: vegetarian

Pasta Alla Norma

This is a quick and simple way to use an eggplant. The sauce is fantastic over fusilli pasta but any long thick noodle will work. The recipe was inspired by the New York Times one here. Pasta All Norma 1 … Continue reading

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Fried Brown Rice

This is a simple dish that uses up leftover rice. It can have many different ingredients added or substituted in it. Fried Brown Rice 2 cups cooked brown rice 2 eggs beaten with 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp garlic … Continue reading

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Poached Peaches in White Wine

This is a simple way to use peaches that are not quite ripe yet. White Wine Poached Peaches 3-4 small peaches skins removed 2 cups dry white wine 1/4 cup vermouth 4 tbsp brown sugar 1 vanilla bean Combine wine, … Continue reading

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Stir Fried Tofu and Eggplant

This is another great way to use tofu and all the fresh eggplant from the garden. Tofu with Eggplant and Chilies 10 oz tofu cut into bite sized cubes 3-4 Japanese eggplant cut into 1/2″ slices about 3 cups 1 … Continue reading

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Zucchini with Tomatoes and Mint

This is a quick side dish that tastes great and uses up some of the copious amounts of mint and zucchini around the house. Zucchini with Tomato Mint Sauce 1 large zucchini sliced in half and cut into 1/3″ wedges … Continue reading

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Glazed Tofu

This is a simple and tasty way to cook tofu. If sorghum is unavailable then honey can be used. Glazed Tofu 1 package extra firm tofu 2 tbsp sorghum 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 tsp … Continue reading

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This is a fairly simple soup to make, but it does require a couple hours to chill so plan ahead. Vichyssoise 2 lbs potatoes skinned and diced small 4 large leeks cleaned and finely sliced, about 6 cups 8 cups … Continue reading

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