Count Broccula's veg-head ramblings

My home experiments with vegetarian cooking. Focused on seasonal produce with some vegan stuff thrown in for good measure. I may include random other food-related stuff as I please.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Catching up

Well, sweetie told me I needed to update, and I said I hadn't made anything particularly interesting lately, but he protested. So here are a few things I have been playing around with.

The yogurt sauce -- I made an easy dill sauce with about 3/4 cup of plain lowfat yogurt (of good quality), one clove minced garlic, 2 Tbs minced onion, and an entire bunch of minced dill. I put it on roasted asparagus and steamed carrot coins.

Sweetie suggested it would be good on potatoes, so the next night I experimented with the delicious new potatoes I got from Full Belly Farm. Most of them were smaller than a golf ball, so I just cut them in half. Any that were bigger, I quartered. Then I salted and peppered them and roasted them in the oven. When they came out, I made a similar yogurt sauce (I was out of dill, but I used onion and garlic again, and about 1/2 tablespoon of mustard powder). Then I mixed it into the potatoes while they were still warm. It was rather like a german potato salad, and would have been good with peas or green beans, too.

Another night I did a stir-fry, but used broth and soy sauce (as well as fresh garlic) instead of oil in the pan, then I threw in Soy Vay Chinese Marinade and about 1 inch long pieces of asparagus. I stir-fried them until they were almost done, then put in strips of fake chick'n and heated everything through and served it all over rice. It was yummy.

Another night I made a stir-fry with the usual suspects (carrots, broccoli, onion) and at the end I put in about 3 tbs of peanut butter and some chili-garlic sauce.

The other night I did another fake southern dinner with greens (kale and turnip greens) and fake hamburger (I've been cleaning out the freezer!). I also make what I told sweetie was "Slightly spicy roasted vegetables." I cut potatoes, carrots, beets and turnips into small pieces (I cut the beets smallest so they would cook thoroughly). Then I mixed about 1 cup of veggie broth with about 1 tablespoon of Pepper Plant hot sauce and some garlic and onion. I tossed the veggies in this liquid and put the rest in the roasting pan, then roasted them at high heat (475?) for about 40 minutes. I also made hush puppies. I got the recipe out of one of those old church lady cookbooks and halved it so we wouldn't have leftovers. It took 1 cup cornbread mix, 2 Tbs chopped onion, one egg, and enough milk to make a thick batter (I used soy, naturally). Basically, mix well and deep fry (well, I didn't actually DEEP fry, I fried them on either side. Still, they were pretty good.) I guess that's about it for now. I'll try to keep up better in the future, I'm just uncertain about the readership of this blog compared to Count Mockula.


Blogger piggs said...

I read the saga of yumminess that is broccula!!!!!

May 23, 2005 at 1:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Ezio said...

Have you ever seen Asparagus this BIG
They grow up to 15in long and 2in wide.

October 8, 2005 at 9:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger lindaweaverfamily said...

Vegetables are great, but the Heart Start Defibrillator is better (At saving your life, that is ;) ).

November 8, 2005 at 7:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger lindaweaverfamily said...

Vegetables are great, but the Heart Start Defibrillator is better (At saving your life, that is ;) ).

November 8, 2005 at 9:35:00 PM PST  

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