10 Jan 2011 Curried Cauliflower Soup

Adapted from Whole Foods Market. “Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup“. Downloaded from the web on 10 January 2011. My comments: I love the combination of cauliflower and curry! Here is an economical soup – economical in cost and in Weight Watcher points (4 per serving!).  We like a good crusty bread to go along with the…

08 Jan 2011 Vegetables Korma

Adapted from Rees, N.  “Dinner for two”.  Vegetarian times. February 2010: Issue 374, Vol. 36 #3.  p 30. My comment: This is a nice adaptation of what I’ve eaten in Indian restaurants. The curry can be your own concoction — the hotter the better as far as I’m concerned. And one other change I’d advise:…

06 January 2011 Greek-Style Cannellini and Vegetables

Adapted from Moosewood Collaborative. Moosewood restaurant cooks at home. (1994). New York: Simon and Schuster. p 172-173. Water, about 2 quarts, for boiling orzo 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 3 TBSP olive oil About 2 cups diced carrots 1 red or green pepper 1/2 cup orzo* (original recipe calls for 1…

05 Jan 2011 Quinoa with Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms

Adapted from Whole Foods Market recipe database. Quinoa with Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms. Downloaded from the web 12/29/2010. Ingredients: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1 small pear, peeled and cored (cut into chunks) 1 halved garlic clove 2 pounds of portobello mushrooms. Remove stem and take off the gills. 1 cup red (or…

03 Jan. 2011 Collards with Lentils, Tomatoes and Indian Spices

Adapted from Whole Foods Market. Collards with lentils, tomatoes and Indian spices. Downloaded from the web on December 29, 2010. Ingredients 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves of garlic, sliced 2 tsp garam marsala 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes 1 bunch of collard greens, remove thick stems and slice the leaves into 1 inch strips…

Happy New Year 2011 – Homemade Pizza

About 20 years ago, Adrien and I went to a friend’s home for a holiday party — a choose your own topping pizza extravaganza.  While I will every so often get sucked in to buying one from the usual suspects and we usually regret it immensely. And while pizza is not generally Weight Watcher territory,…

New Year’s Eve: Cauliflower Paprikash

Cauliflower Paprikash Adapted from Moosewood Collaborative. Moosewood restaurant cooks at home. (1994). New York: Simon & Shuster.  p 202. 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 red or green pepper, finally chopped (about 1 cup) 3 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 Tbsp sweet paprika 1/2 cup dry sherry 1/2 cup water 10 ounces mushrooms,…