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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Penguin Appetizer --veggies




Found this at all recipes and it was too cute not to share. VEGANS would have to use a substitute cream cheese For penguins--From all recipes---vegans substitute a vegan cream cheese: Ingredients 18 jumbo black olives, pitted 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 18 small black olives 1 carrot Directions Cut a slit from top to bottom, lengthwise, into the side of each jumbo olive. Carefully insert about 1 teaspoon of cream cheese into each olive. Slice the carrot into eighteen 1/4 inch thick rounds; cut a small notch out of each carrot slice to form feet. Save the cut out piece and press into center of small olive to form the beak. If necessary cut a small slit into each olive before inserting the beak. Set a big olive, large hole side down, onto a carrot slice. Then, set a small olive onto the large olive, adjusting so that the beak, cream cheese chest and notch in the carrot slice line up. Secure with a toothpick. Note--THESE photos are not mine--found them at ALLRecipes.com I think!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Indian potato cabbage stir fry


This is a great Indian dish. It can be found at the link below and is good served on rice or by itself. This is also great with sweet potatoes added and if you eat meat a bit of pork is good too.
http://www.sailusfood.com/2011/07/25/aloo-patta-gobhi-sabzi-potato-cabbage-stir-fry/

Aloo Patta Gobhi Sabzi Recipe
Prep & Cooking: 35-40 mts
Serves 4 persons
Andhra
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Ingredients:
4 cups chopped cabbage, tightly packed
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
paste of 2 green chilies and a small piece of ginger
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
salt to taste
1 tsp grated jaggery or brown sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
chopped coriander leaves for garnish
1 1/2 tbsps oil
For tempering/poppu/tadka:
1 tsp mustard seeds/ria/aavalu
1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera/jeelakara
1/4 tsp asafoetida/hing/inguva
few fresh curry leaves (good also with some sweet potatoes and pork if you aren't vegan)
1 Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add the cumin seeds and curry leaves and saute for a few seconds. Add asafoetida, saute for a few seconds.
2 Add the ginger-green chillies paste, saute for half a minute. Add the cubed potatoes and turmeric powder and mix. Place lid and cook over low flame for 12-15 mts. Mix in between so that it does not stick to the vessel or burn.
3 Add the chopped cabbage and mix. Place lid and cook over low flame for 12-15 mts. Mix in between so that it does not stick to the vessel or burn.
4 Remove lid once the cabbage is three fourth cooked. Continue to cook over low flame. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, jaggery or brown sugar and salt to taste and stir fry for a few more mts till the flavors blend and the cabbage retains a bit of crunch. Turn off heat, add lemon juice and mix.
5 Sprinkle fresh coriander leaves and serve with rice and rasam OR rotis.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fun Veggie plate for Christmas or winter time/thanksgiving too



This is a fun veggie plate. You simply get a tree shaped plate. Line it with celery--add cauliflower and decorate with red pepper. You can set the tree on a large round plate and place carrots around the tree too. Below are more ideas-- another idea--this I found on line it it not my photo, but I did one like it for Thanksgiving.



Found the ones below online





For penguins--From all recipes---vegans substitute a vegan cream cheese: Ingredients 18 jumbo black olives, pitted 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 18 small black olives 1 carrot Directions Cut a slit from top to bottom, lengthwise, into the side of each jumbo olive. Carefully insert about 1 teaspoon of cream cheese into each olive. Slice the carrot into eighteen 1/4 inch thick rounds; cut a small notch out of each carrot slice to form feet. Save the cut out piece and press into center of small olive to form the beak. If necessary cut a small slit into each olive before inserting the beak. Set a big olive, large hole side down, onto a carrot slice. Then, set a small olive onto the large olive, adjusting so that the beak, cream cheese chest and notch in the carrot slice line up. Secure with a toothpick.