Monday, July 30, 2007

What's for dinner?

I made one of my favorite recipes last night, and I wanted to share it with you! It is modified from a recipe from On the Road to Vegetarian Cooking by Anne Lukin, a great recipe book for the dedicated vegetarian, or just the veggie curious.


When I was 11 years old, I decided to become a vegetarian, and my dear grandma bought me a few vegetarian cookbooks so that I would eat properly. Now, many moons later, this book still sees a lot of action. The recipes are all very tasty, and not too *out there*. Other favorites of our family are the Macaroni Moussaka, Crisp Vegetable Salad, and Parmesan Tomoatoes. I hope you enjoy this one!




Zesty Sesame Medley:

1/4 cup sesame oil
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1 cup onion crescents (1 onion)
1 1/2 cups julienned carrots (3 - 4 carrots)
1 1/2 cups trimmed green beans
2 cups chopped tomatoes (2 large tomatoes)
5 cloves garlic

Heat oil in a heavy skillet. Add sesame oil and above ingredients. Saute for 5 minutes.

1 cup julienned zucchini (1 small zucchini)
splash of worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup salsa
3 T soy sauce
black pepper to taste
1 cup stock (I use chicken) or tomato juice

Add zucchini and seasonings and saute for additional 5 minutes. Add stock and simmer for 10 minutes.

2 cups chopped fresh spinach leaves, trimmed
1 cup of plain yogurt mixed with 2 T flour

Add above ingredients and simmer for final 5 minutes.
Serve over pasta or rice.


And...here's a sneak of a fall dress design I have been working on that should be listed later today. I've spent hours drafting this pattern, and am really proud of the final result! Hope you like it, too!

6 comments:

The Wooden Spool said...

A for Adorable!! Love this!!!! Darling girlie, too! :)

rhembein said...

So, chicken stock 'eh?! You a p/t vegetarian? Lol! We eat mostly veggie. But not strictly. And I could not be a vegen if I tried.

Cute dress Becky!!!

~gyl

Kristen said...

have you tried any of jeanne lemlins' cookbboks - vegetarian pleasures...main course vegetarian pleasures etc...

AWESOME!

Kristen

Becky said...

Thanks! Yup, a p/t vegetarian :) I have become fairly liberal in my old age. And, I could NEVER do vegan, are you kidding?

The only things I don't eat now are beef, lamb, wild game, or any meat on a bone!

I'll check that book out Kristen!

Becky

Amelia said...

Cute set!

Now I am so hungry, that medley looks SO yummy good!

Amelia

princess*picasso said...

That dress is adorable! I love the color combo!

And that looks like one yummy recipe. I've been looking around for recipes like that because of my diet, I will have to try it!

Amie