Happy Valentine’s Day!

Adapted from: Vegetarian Times. Cheese-stuffed love apples. (February 1, 2005). p 77. Downloaded from the web on 2/11/2011. Vegetarian Times. Roasted red pepper and tomato soup. (February 1, 2007). p 41. Downloaded from the web on 2/11/2011. Vegetarian Times. Spinach-mushroom strata. (February 1, 2007). p 42. Downloaded from the web on 2/11/2011. My Comment: Ignore…

The Fab Five

My Comments: This week I’ve been down and out with yet another virus, one of the hazards of working in an elementary school. So what do we do when no one is in the mood — or otherwise able — to cook? We eat leftovers that we’ve frozen from past meals. At Adrien’s suggestion then,…

3 Feb. 2011 Winter Vegetable Stew

Adapted from The Moosewood Collective. Moosewood restaurant cooks at home. (1994). New York: Simon & Schuster. Page 220. My Comments: The Moosewood recipe calls for beer or vegetable stock. The beer would have been an intriguing addition, but I wimped out and used vegetable stock here — less Weight Watcher points.  Our New England weather…

29 Jan. 2011 Red Pepper – Carrot Soup

Adapted from Prag, E. “We Love Soup” Vegetarian Times. (February 2010) Issue 374, Vol. 36, No. 3. Page 34. My Comments: In my school, we have been teaching our students to “eat a rainbow” — here’s a beautiful, colorful soup for a cold winter night, although I’ll try it again in the summer and eat…

25 Jan 2011 Senegalese Peanut Stew with Spinach & Sweet Potatoes

Adapted from Weight Watchers. “Senegalese Peanut Stew with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes“.  Downloaded from the web on March 5, 2010. My Comments: Because of the interesting combination of flavors, I am fascinated by African cooking. The blending of peanut butter with garlic, cloves, and ginger make this a delicious stew.  Because I didn’t have cayenne…

24 Jan 2011 Layered Vegetable Enchiladas

Adapted from Whole Foods Markets. “Layered vegetable enchiladas.” Downloaded from the web on Jan. 21, 2011. My comment:  This one is on the high-end of Weight Watcher points – 9 – but after a long day at work and virtually no points expended, I deserved it!  One of the posts on Whole Foods recipe site,…

20 Jan. 2011 Kale Lasagna Diavolo

Adapted from Asbell, R. “One food five ways: Kale“. Vegetarian Times. (January/February 2011). Issue 382, Vol. 37, No. 2. p 79. My Comments: In college, I was known as the person who knew how to make lasagna — when we got together with friends, that was the dish I always made for our group dinners….

18 Jan 2011 Goat Cheese and Asparagus Crustless Quiche

Adapted from Solan, M (recipes by M. M. Chappell). “Feel Good Foods”. Vegetarian Times. Issue 382, Vol. 37, No. 2. p. 88. My Comments: While this can be created with good quality frozen asparagus, I admit I saw some fresh stalks from South America and indulged myself. They looked better than they tasted (oh what…

16 Jan 2011 Green Rice Casserole

Adapted from Ford, M.W., Hillyard, S., and Koock, M.F. The Deaf Smith country cookbook. (1973). New York: Collier (division of MacMillan). p 150. My Comment:  Long ago, Adrien and I read and ate from Vegetarian classics like Diet for a Small Planet, The Vegetarian Epicure, and this classic cookbook. This tidbit either proves that we…

15 Jan. 2011 Vadouvan-spiced Red Lentil Soup

Adapted from Solan, M and (recipes by) Mary Margaret Chappell. “Feel good foods.” Vegetarian Times: January/February 2011. Issue 382, Vol. 37, No. 2. p. 88. My Comments: Adrien and I love soup! We try to plan a soup meal at least once a week — and this one looked really flavorful.  I did not buy…