Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Case of Veggie Burger and Fries

Vegetarians make fast food. Every now and then. I go so far as to top my veggie burger with Big Mac fixin's. If I remember the old ditty, it goes like this. "(Hold the two whole-beef patties), special sauce (mayonnaise and relish), lettuce, (oh ya, hold the cheese too), pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun." This patty is an Yves Veggie Cuisine Veggie Bistro Veggie Burger. It's totally gone now. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Case of Waldorf Salad

Just like an apple, this salad should be super crisp and juicy.

Waldorf Salad

1/2 cup dried cranberries
3 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 cup pecan halves
1/2 cup feta, chopped
2 Empire apples, chopped
1 recipe Olive Oil and Lemon Vinaigrette

Combine all the ingredients. Makes 2 meal-size salads.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Case of Cream of Cauliflower Soup

I bet it's the caraway seed that hints of cheese on my taste buds. And it must be the carrots that contribute the slight cheddar hue. 'Cause there's no cheese in this soup. What I'm lovin' is the garnish of fresh, chopped dill.

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

2 onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsps olive oil
3 potatoes, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
7-1/2 cups water
7-1/2 rounded tsps (for 7-1/2 cups) vegetable bouillon powder
2 carrots, chopped
1 cauliflower, chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh dill plus more to garnish
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp mustard seed
1/4 tsp caraway seed
1-1/4 cups evaporated 2% milk

Sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil until softened. Add the potatoes, celery, water and vegetable bouillon powder and simmer for 10 min. Add the carrots and simmer for 10 min. Add the cauliflower, fresh dill, lemon juice, mustard seed and caraway seed and simmer for 20 min. Blend. Return the purée to the pot and stir in the evaporated 2% milk. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped, fresh dill. Serves 6.