Yellow Squash Involtini with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Fresh Basil and Pickled Red Onions

Yellow Squash Involtini with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Fresh Basil and Pickled Red Onions

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in appetizers, entrées, Italian, Recipes | One Comment

Pickled red onions are an awesome addition to this dish. Along with the red pepper coulis, they help to create a more complex flavor. If you think about it, the addition of pickled red onion isn’t THAT strange considering that ratatouille is sometimes served with involtini and it has a slightly sour, pickled flavor to ...

Roasted Eggplant and Heirloom Tomato Tart with Fresh Basil Pesto

Roasted Eggplant and Heirloom Tomato Tart with Fresh Basil Pesto

Posted by on Aug 7, 2011 in entrées, Fusion, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

Since tomatoes are in season and I have been waiting all year for these amazing heirloom varieties, I’m posting another tomato recipe. I went to the Urbana Farmers Market this morning and found some gorgeous heirlooms along with a few varieties of eggplant. I can’t even tell you how much I love farmers markets. I ...

Sweet & Savory Stuffed Peppers

Sweet & Savory Stuffed Peppers

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in American, entrées, Fusion, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

To celebrate the 4th of July I decided to forego the BBQ this year and try something new. For some reason stuffed peppers popped into my head. I headed out to Pontious Farm early in the day to see what I could find. Slim pickens right now, but I did find some beautiful red currants (the ...

Butternut Squash Risotto with Fried Sage Leaves

Butternut Squash Risotto with Fried Sage Leaves

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in entrées, Italian, Recipes | One Comment

Ah, the dreaded risotto. I avoided it for years, picturing Gordon Ramsay screaming in my face about how much I suck. But I have overcome my fear, and have learned that risotto doesn’t have to be as difficult as one might think. As long as you understand a few basic steps and why you are ...

Spanakopita with Kalamata Olives and Toasted Pine Nuts

Spanakopita with Kalamata Olives and Toasted Pine Nuts

Posted by on Jan 26, 2011 in entrées, Greek, Recipes | One Comment

This has to be one of my favorite dishes. I love Greek flavors. I also love anything that gives my hemoglobin a nice little boost (the blood bank told me I have excellent hemoglobin levels so it must be working!) Spinach will do that for ya! Spanakopita is basically a spinach pie, traditionally filled with ...

Pecan and Herb Crusted Seitan

Pecan and Herb Crusted Seitan

Posted by on Nov 27, 2010 in American, entrées, Recipes | No Comments

Photo by Jenni Kotting Makes about 8 large cutlets First you’ll need 2 lbs homemade seitan cutlets (see Our Lord Seitan recipe) Marinade Ingredients: 3 Tbsp thyme, chopped 1/4 cup tarragon, chopped 1 head of garlic, minced (should be about 1/2 cup) 9 ounces tomato paste 1/4 cup brown rice vinegar 1/4 cup ume plum ...

Our Lord Seitan

Our Lord Seitan

Posted by on Nov 1, 2010 in American, basics, entrées, Recipes | 2 Comments

Today is World Vegan Day and we’d like to take a moment to honor Our Lord Seitan. This is a basic recipe for homemade seitan, a versatile protein which can be marinated and cooked just like any old slab o’ flesh. There are some vegans who refuse to eat anything resembling meat… well, we ain’t ...

Roasted Balsamic Tofu and Farm Vegetables on Rosemary Skewers

Roasted Balsamic Tofu and Farm Vegetables on Rosemary Skewers

Posted by on Oct 1, 2010 in American, entrées, Recipes | One Comment

I was up until 4 am photographing this damn thing. Enjoy! Marinade Ingredients: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup safflower oil 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 shallot, minced 1 sprig of thyme, chopped 1/2 tsp chopped oregano couple pinches of sea salt and freshly ground pepper Combine all the marinade ingredients in a small ...