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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