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.'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!


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!!!


Kristen said...

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



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!


Amelia said...

Cute set!

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


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!