I am a wife, a mom of three, and the kitchen is my favorite place in the house. I read cookbooks in my spare time and enjoy getting kitchen appliances for presents :) I love preparing delicious and healthy food for my family and here are a some of what graces our table each week.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Kitchen Goodies

A few weeks ago, I went to a Challah making class and I learned how to make a Jewish star challah.  Pretty cool, huh?

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Tofu Scramble – a bit of a combination of recipes, a little turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder…etc. 

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Veggie Burgers from Vegan Planet Cookbook.  I even roasted a red pepper.  Danny and I liked these, need to make them again.

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It’s Martha Stewart’s apple pie, but I used whole wheat flour for the crust and crumble.  It was a delicious Thanksgiving treat.

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Veggie Soup and Matzah Balls – I am not sure what my kids would do if it didn’t show up for Shabbat dinner…

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Sweet and Spicy Almonds from Martha Stewart.  If you want to make them like I did:
* double the almonds
* double the glaze
* keep the same recipe for the sugar mix, but cut the cayenne in half
* hide them from your husband if you ever want to see them again

http://www.marthastewart.com/335042/sweet-and-spicy-almonds

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Applesauce granola

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2009/10/granola-recipe/

I didn’t have brown rice syrup so I looked it up and substituted molasses.  Per the advice, I did 1/2 of what was called for.   Danny added raisins to his and took it everyday to work. 

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This is called “dinner rice” (I think) from the Spice and Spirit cookbook.  It’s cooked rice, onions, celery, and pecans baked together.  I used brown rice and it was our Shabbat dinner.

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Pressure cooker split pea soup – amazing. 

http://www.ordinaryvegetarian.com/2010/02/split-pea-and-barley-soup.html

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After all this cooking and after all of the “I don’t like (fill in the blank) from Leo, I needed to bring pizza back into our house.  I am gone for dinner two nights a week and I really need some easy things to throw together.  I did not want to get into the vegan cheeses (the kids do each cheese – and restaurant pizza - but I am trying to limit it) so I was determined to make something that everyone would eat.  I made a whole wheat crust (5 c. WW, 1 c. white), topped it with pureed whole canned tomatoes and a homemade garlic mix that I use on garlic bread that everyone loves (olive oil, dried garlic, onion powder, basil, oregano, parsley).  I added nutritional yeast which has a cheesey flavor and is supposed to be good for you.  Macie preferred the plain tomato and Danny had veggie and everyone ate and ate and ate PIZZA!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

More Veggie Offerings…

Tehina/Sesame Seed crusted tofu – adapted from Vegan Planet Cookbook

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Butternut Squash dumplings – butternut squash, salt, pepper, nutmeg, thyme, cinnamon.  Boiled and then sautéed.

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Udon Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce – (mostly) from Vegan Planet Cookbook

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Yay – I got a pressure cooker! On Sunday, I made wheat berries, black beans and brown rice.  This is Ellie Kreiger’s Wheat Berry Salad.  I followed the recipe and added red pepper.  If it weren’t 9pm when I made this, I would have devoured the entire thing.  This is lunch for both Danny and I for tomorrow.  I might even sneak it into Amelia’s lunch too!

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