String Beans and Mushroom Curry

Last thanksgiving I made string bean casserole for a family dinner party.  Since it came out so good, it inspired me to transform it into an Indian style curry.  I omitted those specific ingredients and herbs that were used in the string bean casserole.  Instead I used the curry powder and chili powder to spice…

Cauliflower and Mushroom Curry

I have been cooking cauliflower curry in the traditional way – simple cauliflower or cauliflower and potatoes.  I thought to try something totally different today.  I had a big head of cauliflower and was wondering what I can make with this cauliflower that is totally different.  Checked my fridge and there it is – a big…

Vegan Corn Cakes

Ingredients: 2 teaspoon oil 1/4 cup finely chopped button mushroom 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup corn kernels 1 scallion chopped 1/2 cup finely ground corn meal 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon oil 1 cup thin coconut milk 1/4 cup water 1/4…

Garlicky Mushroom Bruschetta

I have been wanting to make this dish for a while.  Finally I got the dried porcini mushroom which gives a great flavor to the bruschetta.  If you are in a hurry, this is one of those dishes that can be done within 10 minutes.  To save time, you can buy the sliced porabella mushroom….

Spicy Bulgur with Broccoli and Kidney Beans

Ingredients: For the Bulgar: ½ cup Bulgar 1½ cups water 1 teaspoon oil 3 cardamom pods 3 cloves 1 inch piece of cinnamon salt to taste Vegetable mix: 5-6 oz mushroom (portabella or button) 4 oz broccoli florets 1 small red bell pepper cut into thin strips Cooking spray ¼ cup dried kidney beans soaked…

Quinoa with roasted Brussels sprouts and mushroom

Ingredients: ¾  cup quinoa (mixed red and white colored) 1 ½ cups water 8 oz portabella mushroom 8 oz brussels sprouts 7 oz water packed extra firm tofu cooking spray 1 teaspoon canola oil half of a small red onion thinly sliced ½ teaspoon chili paste ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper salt to taste Method: Add quinoa…

Bulgur with Skillet Roasted Tempeh and Bok-choy

Ingredients 1 cup sliced tempeh 1 small bunch bok-choy 6 oz mixed mushrooms (remini, portabella, oyster) ½ cup sliced snow peas 4-5 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon chili paste 2 tablespoons canola oil salt to taste ½ cup bulgur 1 ½ cups water Method: Slice mushrooms thinly.  Add one table spoon of the canola oil and…

Penne with Mushroom and Thyme

Ingredients: 4 oz Penne pasta 1 medium red onion 4 cloves garlic 12 oz Portabella mushroom 1 6 oz bag baby spinach 1 teaspoon fresh thyme 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil +  extra virgin olive oil for sprinkling 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Parmesan or Romano cheese (optional) salt to taste Method: Cook and drain…

Asparagus and Portabella with Roasted Sesame Seed

Ingredients: ½ lb asparagus ½ lb portabella caps (stems removed) 7-8 garlic cloves ½ teaspoon coriander seed ¼ teaspoon cumin seed 2 teaspoons sesame seeds lightly roasted 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 1 tablespoon cooking oil Salt Method: Crush coriander and cumin seed with a mortar and pestle and set aside. Peel and cut garlic…

Pasta with Roasted Broccoli and Kidney Beans

Ingredients: 4 oz Pasta such as Rotini 4 oz dried kidney beans 2 large portabella mushrooms 1 medium red bell pepper 1 small head/bunch broccoli 1 tablespoon chopped sun dried tomatoes 2-3 tablespoons feta cheese 1 – 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil Pam/oil spray Salt and pepper to taste Method: Cook pasta and drain…