Week in Food [1/52] and some resolutions

All dinner because leftovers get eaten for breakfast and lunch!

Naked Vegan Taco (a variation of this. Used lettuce instead of cabbage and used carrot/radish slaw.), plus New Year’s Eve snacks and 5? glasses of champagne

New Year's supper
sneaky collards (Lee Bros), hoppin’ John (modified Ruhlman recipe), fried paneer cubes (suggested by Heidi Swanson), fried cornbread (Alicia’s fault)

Modifications to Ruhlman’s Hoppin’ John (think of it as chili-style):
-saute onions in butter and olive oil to the point of caramellizing.
-add salt and spices (bay leaf, cumin, pepper flakes, and black pepper, smoked paprika (my addition)).
-add tomatoes and juice, carrots, and peas.
-simmer until it gets thick.

I used frozen blanched black eyed peas from Kings Red and White market, so I didn’t do the precooking step.

January 2, 2012
Braised cabbage with tempeh bacon, fried egg, and sauteed mushrooms. Mushrooms are basically cooked in butter with thyme, salt, and pepper.

Tofu Burrito, Mejor

Tonight's dinner
Lentil and Spinach Curry, with paneer cubes, avocadoes, and cilantro chutney.
Served with roasted purple sweet potatoes slathered in butter and sorghum syrup. Recipe for lentil and spinach curry to come soon…

Pizza from Pie Pushers and Dumplings from Chirba Chirba (hey, it was first Thursdays at Oval Park…two blocks away from my house!)

to be determined.

Eunice’s Food Resolutions for 2012:

1- Cook more from my cookbooks (I have so many!)

2- Do more refrigerator-cleaning experiments

3- Post once a week on Accidental Southerner

4- Make something you haven’t made before. I’ve never made a bean burger. Must change that.

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