Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stuffed Swiss Chard

From Cooking with Bon App├ętit Vegetables Cookbook

12 to 15 large Swiss chard leaves

5 tablespoons oil
1 small onion
2 garlic gloves,minced
1/3 cup minced parsley
1 cup finely shredded cabbage
1 cup chopped mushrooms
2 cups, cooked brown rice
1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoons dried oregano
salt and pepper

1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup minced parsley
1 32-ounce can tomato juice
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 cups feta cheese, crumbled (optional)

Place chard in steamer over medium heat and cook only until limp enough to be rolled; set aside.

Heat 3 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, garlic, and parsley and saute until onion is softened. Stir in cabbage and mushrooms and saute 3 to 4 minutes more. Mix in rice, egg and oregano, salt and pepper to taste.

Place 3 to 4 tablespoons of rice mixture in center of each leaf and roll envelope style, tucking in ends; set aside.

Add remaining oil to 2- to 3-quart saucepan. Place over medium-high heat, add onion, parsley and saute until onion is softened. Stir in tomato juice and cinnamon. Carefully lay stuffed leaves seam side down in sauce. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle with feta.



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Potato, Leek and Ham Soup

1 leek, thinly sliced
4 red potatoes, chopped but not peeled
1 cup diced ham
4 cups chicken broth
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon tumeric

Combine all in slow cooker and cook for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.

Curried Leek , Lentil and Kale Stew

5 ½ cups water
2 tablespoons chicken boulion
1 leek thinly sliced
4 leaves kale, sliced into ribbons, stems removed
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 cups brown lentils
2 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon curry powder


Combine all in a slow cooker. Cook on low for about 8 hours.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Thai Cucumber Salad with Roasted Peanuts

The complete Thai Cucumber Salad with Roasted Peanuts recipe from Epicurious.

My easy Thai Cucumber Salad with Roasted Peanuts:
1 large cucumber chopped
1 glove of garlic crushed
1 large sprig of flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Dressing:
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 ½ tablespoons lime juice
dash sugar

chopped peanuts

Combine salad ingredients in bowl. Combine dressing ingredients and toss with salad. Topped with chopped peanuts.