Monday, January 31, 2011

Cook Day 12-20-10

This cook day was Greek, Spanish and American.  It was so good!

Here is a picture menu:

Lemon Greek Chicken Casserole


Vegan Lemon Greek Chickpea Casserole


Spanish-Style Salmon with Roasted Asparagus, Zucchini and Carrots



Spanish-Style White Beans with Roasted Asparagus, Zucchini and Carrots



Vegan Lentil and Brown Rice Loaf with Vegan Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cook Day 12-15-10

This was a great cook day!  I made Greek, Mexican and Indian food.

Picture menu:

Baked Shrimp in Tomato Sauce with Feta Cheese

 
Vegan Baked Tofu in Tomato Sauce


ChickenTex Mex Barley Bake

 
Vegan Seitan Tex Mex Barley Bake

 
Vegan Curried Lentil and Amaranth Soup with Spinach


My favorite cuisine to cook is EVERYTHING!  What's yours?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Recipe Testing 1-11-11

I did some recipe testing on a very fattening dish that I wanted to change to make more healthy, but be even better tasting.

The original recipe called for spicy Italian sausage, heavy cream and pasta.  Don't get me wrong it was good, but I knew I could make it better.  Instead of sausage, I replaced it with turkey tenderloin.  For the cream, I used evaporated milk.  I added mushrooms, fresh thyme, sherry cooking wine and fresh basil.  My husband didn't think he would like the changes I made, but he told me that it tasted better than the original recipe.  I agreed. 



The next dish I tested was zucchini bread.  I have pounds of frozen zucchini in my freezer from my garden last year.  I wanted more spice flavor and a moist and tender bread.  I finally found a recipe that I thought would do it all.  It was fantastic!  I did of course, make it my own and added low fat sour cream.  It was the best zucchini bread I have ever made, per my husband.  Again, I agreed.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Cook Day 12-13-10

On this day I made to of my favorite flavors, acorn squash and maple-mustard sauce.  To me maple and mustard is like honey and mustard, but the maple gives it a deeper richer flavor.

Here is the picture menu:

Turkey Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash



Vegan Seitan Stuffed Acorn Squash



Maple and Mustard Glazed Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas




Vegan Maple and Mustard Glazed Tofu with Sugar Snap Peas




What is your favorite flavor to mix with mustard?

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