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Monday, March 31, 2008 Shrimp Curry with Snow Peas

From Moosewood. Another gooder. Easy too.

1 lb. shrimp
1 large onion
1 tbsp. veg oil
2 tbsp. curry powder
5 oz. (approx 2 c.) of snow peas, cut in 1/2
3 tomatoes chopped
1-14 oz. can coconut milk
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
1 tbsp. basil

In saucepan on med-high heat, saute the onion in oil for 5 mins, until softened. Add shrimp and curry powder and cook 1-2 mins, stirring to prevent sticking. Add snow peas and tomaotes. Cook a couple minutes. Pour in coconut milk, salt, lemon or lime juice and bring to a simmer. Stir in basil and S & P to taste. Serve hot.

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Friday, March 28, 2008 South of the Border Omelette

From April 2008, Chatelaine. Something a little different and delicious. This is for one omelette:

1/2 ripe avocado, chopped
1 plum tomato, chopped
1/2 small jalepeno, seeded and finely chopped
3 eggs
Pinch of salt
2 tsp. butter
1/2 c. grated cheese of choice
1 - 2 tbsp. sour cream (optional)

Prepare avocado, tomato & jalepeno. In a bowl, whisk eggs with 1 tbsp. water and salt. Melt butter in a medium size non-stick frying pan set over medium heat. Swirl to coat bottom and base of sides. Add egg mixture but don't stir. When the edges are set, after about 1 min., use a wide spatula to pull edges of eggs toward the centre and tilt pan so liquid egg mixture runs underneath. Slowly repeat until eggs are set, about 2-3 mins. more. Scatter avocado, tomato and jalepeno over one side. Sprinkle with cheese. Fold otehr side overtop. Slide onto a diner plate. Dollop sour cream on top, if desired.

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Italian Stuffed Portabellos

From the Moosewood collecti on again. I made quite a few changes to this one because of what I had on hand. I can't vouch for the original recipe but with the changes I made these were fantastic. Another favorite.

4 large portabello mushrooms
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 c. minced onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
2/3 c. minced red peppers (I didn't have any)
3 T. fresh basil (I used 3 tsp. dried basil)
2/3 c. ricotta cheese (I used feta)
1 c. grated mozzarella
1/4 c. grated parmesan
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 400. Lightly oil a baking dish.

Carefully brush or wipe any soil from mushrooms. Twist off the stems and discard. Rinse the mushrooms and pat dry with towel.

In skillet, warm 2 tbsp. oil and saute onion for 5 mins., until soft. Add garlic and peppers and saute 5 more mins. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a bow, mix together basil, ricotta, mozza and parm, salt and breadcrumbs. Brush portabellos with remaining oil and place them in baking dish. Mound cheese mixture in each.

Bake 20-20 mins. Serve hot.

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Holy Moly Hummus

From How It All Vegan. Best hummus I've ever had, for sure.

1 small onion, chopped
5 cloves minced garlic
splash of olive oil
2 1/2 c. chickpeas
3/4 c. tahini
1 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 c. lemon juice
1/4 c. fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 c. jalepeno, chopped
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. salt

Saute onion and garlic in oil until translucent. Add all ingredients to food processor. Blend until desired consistency. Makes 2 cups.

Note: I didn't have a jalepeno on hand so didn't add that. It was plenty spicy without.

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Spicy Black Bean Burgers

I was exhausted the other night so Jordan made dinner. This is what he made and it was amazingly good! From the cookbook How It All Vegan

1/2 c. flour
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t. oregano
1 small jalepeno, minced
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 med. red pepper, diced
2 c. black beans
1/2 c. corn niblets
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. chili powder

Set aside flour for coatin.

In medium saucepan saute onion, garlic, oregano and hot pepper until onions re translucent. Add peppers and saute another 2 mins. Set aside.

In large bowl mash black beans. Stir in veg, including corn, bread crumbs, cumin, salt, and chili power. Mix well. Divide into 6 patties. Coat patties in flour. Cook on lightly oilet frying pan on med-high heat for 5-10 mins or until browned on both sides and warmed through.

Definitely one of my favorite vegetarian recipes so far! Great on a whole wheat bun with tomatoes, lettuce and a bit of guacamole. Yum.

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