Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cauliflower and Coconut Curry

We are part of a new CSA, but are the only 'pilot' family for this CSA - to figure out if this wil be an option for this agricultural family. I am enjoying the vegetables very much, but one of the difficulties with eating within season is cooking the same vegetable every week.

This week, I wanted to try something different with Cauliflower and found this recipe. I had all the ingredients and it appeared to be a good mix of vegetables and protien. I added some green peppers to the dish to add more color and increased the spice by adding paprika. I also added a couple of Tablespoons of ground flax seeds to the end of cooking. I found that the flax seeds changed the flavor of the dish and would probably not add that next time.

It is quick, easy and tasty... enjoy!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie

What a LONG time in between. There are some comments on the previous post, but they are all in a language that I cannot read. So if any of you wants Emily and/or me to understand, post it in English (or even Hindi, Tamil or Kannada).

We were away in Peru and Ecuador for a couple of weeks. We had some good Vegan and Vegetarian meals there. On our boat at Galapagos, the vegetarian/vegan options were great and provided to me specifically during each meal. When we came back, we wanted to eat home-made comfort food. So there was a lot of Indian food being cooked here; also stir fry's with tofu (variations on this, or this especially with Soyaki Marinade from Trader Joe's as the stir fry sauce!), mexican-type beans (like this) and quick week night pastas (variations on this).

Today, I baked some chocolate chip cookies for a picnic. I did this at the last minute, but they came out great. I used this recipe almost completely. I did not add cinnamon because I was making this for kids and did not know if they would enjoy that flavor in their cookies.
After baking half the dough, I realized that I really like the cookie dough better than the cookie. That's how we ate half of it - as dough. The rest was cookies. If you try this recipe, I would recommend reading all the comments and getting ideas from others before you make this your own.

And I plan to be back more regularly :)