Quinoa with Broccoli, Cauliflower and Toasted Coconut Marcus Samuelsson

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  •  Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup small broccoli florets
  • ½ cup small cauliflower florets
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper or hot red pepper flakes
  •  Freshly ground black pepper

PREPARATION

  1. Toast coconut in a small, dry skillet over medium heat, stirring, until golden. Set aside.
  2. Rinse quinoa well in a fine-mesh sieve, then drain. Combine quinoa, 1 1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until quinoa has absorbed the liquid, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. While the quinoa cooks, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When it shimmers, add broccoli and cauliflower and cook, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. Then toss in carrots and cook about a minute longer.
  4. Add celery, scallions, ginger, and garlic and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Place tomatoes in the skillet and mix well. Add parsley, mint, smoked paprika and Aleppo pepper and stir once or twice, until everything is heated through and combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon quinoa into a wide bowl. Add vegetables and coconut flakes and mix well. Serve hot.

veggie lunch meat from vegan dad.com

  • 12 oz. extra firm tofu, drained
  • 2 cups vegan chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 cups vital wheat gluten
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour

  1. Set up a large steamer pot on your stove and bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, lower to a simmer.
  2. In a high -speed blender, add all of the ingredients from the tofu to the turmeric and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the vital wheat gluten along with the chickpea flour and mix until uniform. Pour the blended mixture into the bowl and using a spatula or a wooden spoon, mix everything until a dough forms.
  4. Flour a clean work surface (we used chickpea flour) and knead the dough for 3-4 minutes, or until it becomes soft and smooth. The dough may appear sticky, but it is supposed to be this way! If it is too dry, the result will not be ideal.
  5. Lay a 12-inch piece of aluminum foil on the counter and then place a 10-inch piece of parchment paper on top. Place the dough at the bottom of the parchment paper and press it into a tall and thick log with your hands. First, wrap the parchment paper around the seitan, leaving the ends open. Next, place the wrapped log towards the bottom of the foil and then wrap the foil around the seitan log. Twist the ends up like a candy wrapper to seal the seitan in. Try not to make this too tight and allow for a bit of room at the ends as the seitan will expand.
  6. Place the seitan log into the steamer basket and and steam it for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 ºF. Once the seitan has steamed, remove it from the steamer basket and transfer it onto a baking sheet. Place it into the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove the seitan log from oven and allow it to cool completely before slicing. It is beneficial to unwrap it at this point (carefully, it will be hot) so that it will cool faster.
  9. Once the seitan has cooled to temperature, you can place it into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. When you are ready to eat the seitan deli meat,  use a sharp knife to thinly slice the log.

vegan bologna from sweetsimplevegan.com

  • 1 block extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 3/4 cups vital wheat gluten
  1. Add several inches of water to a large pot with a steamer basket and bring to a boil or use Instant pot.
  2. In a food processor add the tofu, ketchup, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, mustard powder, and nutmeg. Mix until smooth as possible, stopping to scrape the sides as needed. Add the vital wheat gluten and pulse several times to incorporate, scraping the sides as needed. It will form a crumbly dough mine wasn’t crumbly.
  3. Turn the mixture out onto a clean work surface and knead together to form a dough. Shape into a large log that will fit in your steamer basket. Roll the log up in foil twisting the ends closed so it looks like a large candy. Place in the steamer basket and cover. Steam for 1 hour. The vegan baloney will have expanded in the foil making a tight log.
  4. Remove from the steamer basket and bake in 350 oven for 30 min. Move to the fridge and chill completely before serving. When ready to serve just slice an enjoy! Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week

I added 3-4 oven dried tomatoes along with some ketchup, very good.

vegan turkey deli slices maple/spice

• 100g (1/2 cup) canned white canellini beans, drained and rinsed.
• 1 Tbsp olive oil
• 1 cup veggie broth
• 2 Tbsp soy sauce
• 1/2 tsp vegan worcester sauce
• 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
• 1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
• 1/4 tsp smoked sea salt
• 1/2 tsp dried sage
• 1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp parsley
1/2 to 1 tsp poultry seasoning
• 1 1/2 cups vital wheat gluten

  1. In a food processor add the beans along with broth, olive oil, soy sauce and worcester sauce.. Mix until smooth as possible, stopping to scrape the sides as needed. Add the vital wheat gluten along with other dry ingredients and pulse several times to incorporate, scraping the sides as needed. It will form a crumbly dough mine wasn’t crumbly.
  2. Turn the mixture out onto a clean work surface and knead together to form a dough. Shape into a log that will fit in your steamer basket. Roll the log up in foil twisting the ends closed so it looks like a large candy. Place in the steamer basket and cover. Steam for 1 hour. or steam in instant pot
  3. Remove from the steamer basket and bake in 350 oven for 30 min. Move to the fridge and chill completely before serving. When ready to serve just slice an enjoy! Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week

10/10 notes: added 3 tbsp chickpea flour
2 tsp parsley
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Strawberry Spoon Cake from NYT

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted, plus more for greasing
  • 5 ounces frozen and thawed or fresh, hulled strawberries (about 1 cup)
  • ⅔ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  •  Vanilla ice cream, for serving
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8-inch (square or round) baking dish with butter. Set aside.
  2. Using your hands or the back of a fork, mash the berries to release all their juices, and stir in 1/3 cup of the brown sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar, milk and salt, then add the flour and baking powder and continue whisking just until the batter is smooth. Transfer the batter (it’s not much) to the greased baking dish, and spread evenly into corners.
  4. Spoon the strawberries and all their juices over the top of the cake batter. Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or just when a toothpick comes out clean in the center. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 3 to 5 minutes before spooning into bowls. Serve warm with ice cream.

turbo bread

14 oz warm water
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp yeast
1 tbsp olive oil
3 1/2 c bread flour
2 tbsp sesame seeds
Opt 2 tbsp ground flax seeds

Mix, cover with plastic wrap and proof in warm place for 1 1/2 hours.  Shape then Cover with 2 tbsp sesame seeds  then place in a greased bread pan Cover and proof for 30 min. Put top bread pan over bottom bread pan


Bake at 400 for 40 min, remove top pan and bake 3-15 min more.
Cool on rack after removing from pan.

cauliflower casserole

1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup crushed cornflakes
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheesePaprika

  • Place 1 in. of water in a saucepan; add cauliflower. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until crisp-tender, 5-10 minutes. Drain. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, sour cream, cheddar cheese, cornflakes, peppers and salt; transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and paprika. 
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° until heated through, 30-35 minutes.

Lulu’s crab supreme

for the white sauce
4 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 c milk
1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp horseradish
salt
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp mayo
1 lb crab
for topping
1/2 c fresh bread crumbs
2 tbsp melted butter

Preheat oven to 400. Lightly butter a shallow 2 qt baking dish.
White sauce: melt the butter in a small sauce pan. stir in the flour and cook stirring constantly for 1-2 min. Slowly wisk in the milk bring the mixture to a boil and cook until mixture thickens (2-3 min) Remove from the heat and stir in mustard, wor sauce, horseradish, salt, lemon juice and mayo.

place the crab in the prepared dish.pour in white sauce and stir gently/

in a small bowl toss the bread crumbs with butter. sprinkle over the casserole. bake in oven for 10 min NO Longer.

Creamy Farro With Crispy Mushrooms and Sour Cream alison roman

  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus more as needed
  • 4 medium leeks, white and light green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound mix of mushrooms, such as maitake, oyster, cremini or chanterelle, torn into bite-size pieces (about 5 cups)
  •  Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ¾ cups pearled or semi-pearled farro or barley
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • ½ cup finely chopped chives (from about 1 bunch)
  • 1 cup fresh dill leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus lemon wedges for squeezing
  •  Sour cream, for serving
  1. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add half the leeks and half the mushrooms, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are browned and crisped, 12 to 15 minutes. (They will start giving off moisture and steaming a little before this happens, so be patient.)
  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer them to a medium bowl leaving any olive oil behind. (They will have absorbed the oil as they cook, and released it back as they crisp.) Add a bit more olive oil so there’s another 1/4 cup or so in the pot. Cook the remaining leeks and mushrooms, adding them to the bowl with the other mushrooms.
  3. Without wiping the pot, add farro and season with salt and pepper. Cook over that same medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until farro is toasted on the outside (it will go from pale golden brown to a toastier golden brown), about 5 minutes. Add vegetable broth and 2 cups water; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a strong simmer and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until farro is fully cooked and most (but not all) of the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. It should still look a bit loose, like risotto or a porridge. Remove from heat and add half the chives.
  5. Toss dill, remaining chives and lemon zest together in a small bowl. To serve, season farro with salt and pepper and ladle into bowls. Top with sour cream, mushrooms and leeks, and dill mixture. Serve lemon wedges alongside for squeezing.

Baked Scallops from yankee magazine

  • 2 pounds scallops (sea or bay)
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz (or similar) crackers
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dry vermouth
  • Garnish: Lemon slice, chopped fresh chives or parsley

Preheat the oven to 325º, and set a rack to the second-to-top position.Wash the scallops and pat dry.

Arrange scallops in a 9- by 13-inch baking dish. In a small bowl, stir together the cracker crumbs, garlic salt, and pepper. Sprinkle the scallops evenly with the cracker crumb mixture, then the Parmesan. Pour the butter over all, then sprinkle evenly with the lemon juice and vermouth. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes, then remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Turn the heat up to “broil” and, with the oven door ajar, brown the top for an additional 2 or 3 minutes (keep a constant eye on the dish to avoid burning). Serve hot, garnished with a slice of lime and fresh chopped chives or parsley.