Simple, vegetarian recipes found for and cooked at our Co-op.

Friday, April 23, 2010

My Favourite Sources:

Here's one of my favourite places on the internet to search for recipes:

is a fantastic source of recipes. The best part is that you can save recipes you like to your "recipe box", which is lovely.

Here's a little snippit from their website
Allrecipes, the world’s largest social network of food and entertaining enthusiasts, receives more than 390 million annual visits from home cooks who share and download recipes, reviews, photos, personal profiles, and meal ideas. For more than 13 years, the Seattle-based site has served as a dynamic, indispensible resource for cooks seeking trusted recipes, entertaining ideas, everyday and holiday meal solutions, practical cooking tips, and food advice. Allrecipes provides more than 44,000 recipes inspiring between 9 and 16 million monthly unique visitors and a membership base of more than 3.6 million strong. 
You should check it out here

Cooking Around the World: An Adventure

So this summer, in order to amuse everyone who doesn't have a chance to go on an awesome vacation, we're having a culinary adventure. We're going to try to make as many dishes from as many different countries as possible. Here's the menu so far:
  • India 
    • Aloo Gobi 
    • Naan 
  • Italy 
    • Shrimp Scampi 
    • Angel Hair Pasta
  • Mexico 
    • Tortilla Soup 
    • Tacos
  • England 
    • Afternoon Tea 
  • Korea 
    • BiBimBop
    • Tofu Soup
  • Spain 
    • Spanish Tortilla 
    • Tapas
  • Ethiopia
    • Vegetable Stew 
  • Vietnam
    • Banh Khoai Mi 
    • Shrimp Pho
  • Brazil 
    • Moqueca
  • Canada
    • Poutines
  • Greece
    • Gigantes Plaki
  • Japan
    • Miso Soup
    • Sushi 
  • Turkey
    • Brekkie
  • France 
    • Ratatouille 
    • Crepes 

I found something fantastic:

Farmer's Market Season is now in session!

If you don't know where your local farmer's market is you can look it up on Local Harvest. 

And as I mentioned before you can check what vegetables are in season here at Epicurious. 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Do you know: What cooking en papillote is?

En papillote is french for "in parchment" and its a cooking method where you literally bake food in a parchment pouch. Although usually actual parchment is used you can also use aluminum foil. Cooking en papillote is so awesome because it keeps all the moisture entrapped in the parcel during cooking. Although this is usually used to cook fish, you can also use the technique to cook really random things like fruit.

I'm not really sure where this recipe is from but it's wonderful:

This is how the fish looks when its nestled into the vegetables

Swordfish en papillote

You'll need:
• 2 swordfish steaks
• 1 large white onion, sliced
• 1 large green bell pepper, sliced
• 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
• 2 large red tomatos, cut in half

1. Thaw the swordfish steaks according to the package instructions. Prehead the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a large mixing bowl: combine mushrooms, onions, peppers, lemon juice, olive oil and dill.
3. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil
4. Spread half of the vegetable mixture on the bottom of the pan
5. The hard to explain part: you want to use your tomato halves to make a “sandwich” with your swordfish. Put half of the tomato on top and half on bottom of each swordfish steak
6. Nestle each “sandwich” into the vegetable mixture and spread the leftover vegetables on top of the sandwiches.
7. Cover the baking pan with another sheet of foil so it makes a pouch.
8. I always bake mine for 45 minutes but make sure to watch it. Nothing is worse than overcooked fish. You want your swordfish to flake apart easily with a fork but be cooked completely through.

Please note: Fish continues to cook even after you take it out of the oven. Many people make the mistake of cooking if for too long because they don’t take this into account. Thankfully, with the en papillote method, this is less likely to happen.

Another Cookbook:

I couldn't help it; I walked by the cookbook display at Border's today and bought this. <3

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Processed meat linked to higher ovarian cancer risk

Some Vegetarian News:

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who eat a lot of processed meats, such as salami and hot dogs, are at a higher risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new Australian study. At the same time, those who eat a lot of fish have a lower risk of the deadly tumors, Dr. Penny M. Webb of Gynecological Cancers Group at Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane, Australia, and colleagues found.

Read the whole story here

Revive's Rice Bowl

red peppers
yellow peppers
teriyaki sauce

need I say more?

A perfect sandwich from Seva

Whole wheat bread
pesto sauce
mozzarella cheese

picture courtesy of

Monday, April 19, 2010

Home Sweet Home:

I'm going home to visit my parents for a week at the beginning of May; I can't wait until I'm back in my own kitchen cooking for my family. I have enough time to make a whole week's worth of dinners. Now I just need to decide what I want to make.

This is what I'm thinking:

Day One: Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta in White Wine Sauce with sides of Bruschetta and mini veggie pizzas

Day Two: Korean BiBimBop and Rice Cake Soup

Day Three: Indian Aloo Gobi with Naan

Day Four: Mexican Tortilla Soup and Tacos

Day Five: Tortilla Espanola and assorted Tapas

Day Six: Ethiopian Cabbage and Potato Stew on Rice

Day Seven: Vietnamese Pho Chay and Summer Rolls   French Onion Soup and Grilled Ratatouille  Veggie Pizza