Saturday, April 25, 2009

Vegetarian "Spaghetti" with sauce

2 T oregano
2 T basil
2 28oz can diced or whole tomatoes
1/4 - 1/3 large sweet onion - about a half cup, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T olive oil

In a medium pot heat olive oil over medium. Saute garlic and onion a few minutes till tender. Add in oregano and basil and stir around a few seconds till heated. Add tomatoes, and heat over high for awhile till tomatoes start to break down. Mash them around to help the process. Then turn the sauce to low and let simmer till you're ready to eat. The longer the better, but you can use it in about 15 minutes.

Veggie "Spaghetti"
2 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/4 c pine nuts
1 to 1 1/2 c mushrooms, crimini or button, sliced
2 large or 3 small yellow squash grated into matchstick pieces
(use a food processor or mandolin)
2 cups loose fresh spinach, chopped
1/4 c parmesan cheese

Heat olive oil over medium in a good sized pan. Toast pine nuts in it, stirring till
brown, remove to a bowl. Add a little more olive oil and mushrooms. Stir around
a minute or two till tender but not soggy. Add to pine nuts. If necessary coat
pan again with a little olive oil. Add squash, spinach, italian seasoning, and salt
and stir around till just barely tender but not mushy. Add to mushrooms and pinenuts.
Stir in parmesan. Serve hot with sauce over top. Sop up extra sauce with bread or rolls.

Serves four.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Indian Style Roasted Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower, cut into bite sized florets
4 T olive oil
2 t salt
2 T curry powder
1 t ground coriander
2 t ground cumin

Toss cauliflower forets with about 4 T olive oil, or enough to coat thoroughly
Add salt, curry powder, coriander, and cumin mixture.

Put on a cookie tray with non stick spray or coating and
roast for about 18 minutes.

Great as a side dish or in wraps with other sauteed or roasted veggies.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Grilled Salmon with Dijon Sauce

For a quick easy salmon marinade:

Mix 2 parts plain yogurt with 1 part dijon mustard.
Add a few pinches of dill.

Turn barbecue onto lowest setting, or heat a grill pan over medium low.
Spread the mixture on the salmon right before grilling.
Grill salmon on one side till edges turn opaque. Flip and finish off a few miutes.

Save some extra sauce for passing.

Serve with steamed baby carrots with melted butter and dill, and a nice salad.