18 July 2011 Blue Cheese-Topped Mushroom Steaks over Arugala

Adapted from: Riccardi, V. “20 ways to grill fruits and veggies.” Vegetarian Times. (Vol. 37, No. 6) July/August 2011. p 66. My Comment: It’s been actually hot here — not hot by New England standards, but H-O-T; and even though I like it that way, I don’t enjoy heating up the kitchen and then living with…

16 July 2011 Bing Cherry Salad Dressing

Adapted from: Spitalnick, A. (editor). “This Just In… Bing Cherries”. Vegetarian Times. (Vol.37, No. 6). July/August 2011. p 16. My Comment: Growing up in the mid-west, I don’t remember much about Bing cherries; my cheery cherry memory is pitting sour cherries (by the pound) so my Mother could freeze them. Sweet cherries were Queen Annes….

24 Jun 2011 Bread and Tomato Soup

Adapted from Oliver, J. Bread and Tomato Soup. Downloaded from the web on 24 June 2011.  My Comment: While it is still too early for farmer’s market tomatoes here in New England, there are still good sources available for fresh and canned tomatoes to use in this recipe. Besides, I had some bread to use…

20 Jun 2011 Tatsoi/Bok Choy Fried Rice

Adapted from The Pod. World Peas CSA, project of New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. (June 16, 2011). My Comment: This is the second year that Adrien and I have belonged to a local CSA, World Peas.  What a wonderful idea behind the CSA — new farmers are mentored and supported while they learn how to plan,…

15 June 2011 Pea Ravioli

Adapted From O’Hara, Julie. Seasonal Sensations. Clean Eating Magazine. (Vol 4, Issue 5). June 2011. page 46. My Comment: Now this was a delicious spring recipe — the fresh flavor of peas and the brilliant green color made it pleasing to the palate and the eye.  I suppose a purist would make the ravioli dough; that…

11 June 2011 Basil Shrimp and Peas

Adapted from Welland, Dianne. 14-Day clean eating meal plan. Clean Eating Magazine. (Vol. 4, Issue 5). June 2011. p 77. My Comment: The idea of eating “clean” appeals to me – we try not to eat much of anything that has been processed and we try to eat more whole grain foods.  It is less…

6 June 2011 Spinach Souffle

Adapted from: Welland, D. 14-Day Clean-Eating Meal Plan. Clean Eating Magazine. (Vol 4, Issue 5). June 2011. page 80. My Comment: I spotted this recipe in Clean Eating Magazine and decided 25-plus years was enough time between souffles. Years ago, I watched Julia Child on television,  and I used to make a cheese souffle every…

30 May 2011 Veggies on the Barbie

Adapted from The Whole Deal. (May/June/July 2011). Austin TX: Whole Foods Market. p 18. My Comment: I saw this in the Whole Foods Flyer and decided to   give it a try — not as a recipe but as a cooking method suggestion.  Usually when I attempt to grill veggies they come out really under-…

29 May 2011 Couscous with Seven Vegetables

Adapted From Welland, Diane. Clean Eating Magazine Recipes. Downloaded from the net on May 22, 2011. My Comment: One of my sisters is an experienced world traveler and on her trip to Morocco, she brought back a packet of an interesting spice: Ras El Hanout.  This recipe is seasoned with this spice blend from Morocco…

22 May 2011 Tomato & Spinach Dinner Strata

Adapted from: Gorman, Rachel Moeller et al. Cooking class: The Joy of Meatless. Eating Well. (Vol 10, No 3) May/June 2011. page 52. My Comment: A casserole for the end of May? You bet! And this one was a good  one. I tweaked the recipe to include soy milk in place of cow’s milk and, Ezekiel bread…