VDP: Homemade Tofu

Monday, March 25, 2009 I tried making tofu a few months back and it was a total failure. I used Mark Bittman’s recipe from his vegetarian cookbook. He offers several options to curdle the soy milk and produce tofu including vinegar. I chose to use Epsom salt. It is used in a very small quantity…… Continue reading VDP: Homemade Tofu

VDP: Soft Zucchini with Pasta

Monday, March 16 , 2009 Easy and very tasty way to cook green zucchini courtesy of  The River Cottage cookbook. I tossed in some mushrooms for good measure too. The process amounts to sautéing thinly sliced zucchini in olive oil with garlic till they turn very soft. Toss in some Parmesan cheese, a couple of…… Continue reading VDP: Soft Zucchini with Pasta

VDP: Tomatoes, Olives and Meyer Lemon Salad

Sunday, March 08, 2009 Olives. I try to never run out of them. Whenever the jar is almost empty I make sure to buy some more from my local middle eastern store. I like to buy the ones labled “Lebanese Green Olives” from a giant plastic barrel These taste the closest to the ones I…… Continue reading VDP: Tomatoes, Olives and Meyer Lemon Salad

VDP: Tofu with Yellow Peppers

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Here’s another very easy last minute tofu dish. I had a couple of yellow bell peppers on hand a nice block of soft tofu. I sautéed the peppers with onions, ginger garlic, a good dose of chilli oil, homemade pickled ginger and soy sauce. This makes for an awesome base for…… Continue reading VDP: Tofu with Yellow Peppers

VDP: Black Bean Enchiladas with Tomatillo Salsa

Tuesday, January 13 , 2009 I love Mexican food but I do not cook nearly as much of it as I should. That’s probably because I live in Houston, and good real Mexican food or it’s descendent, Tex-Mex, is very easy to find. I’ve been planning to make Mole some time soon because that is…… Continue reading VDP: Black Bean Enchiladas with Tomatillo Salsa

VDP: Farinata (Socca)

Sunday, November 30, 2008 Another Americanized name for this pie is Chickpea Pizza. However, I just posted about pizza. Real pizza. Farinata my friends is not pizza. It does not taste like pizza nor look like one. It has no cheese, no sauce and no topping. Farinata is more like a pancake, or crepe really.…… Continue reading VDP: Farinata (Socca)

VDP: Pizza – Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms and an Egg

Friday, November 28, 2008 It’s been a while since I’ve added some updates to this particular journal. It’s not much due to laziness as much as redundancy. I’ve been trying to cook my vegetarian meals, but over the last month or so, I’ve not made many interesting or new dishes worth posting about. Also this…… Continue reading VDP: Pizza – Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms and an Egg

VDP: Black Bean and Pumpkin Burgers

Sunday, October 20, 2008 My feelings about veggie burgers is similar to those about vegetarian chilli. I regard them as completely different dishes than their meat-centric counterparts. Veggie burgers are by no means a substitute for the real thing, but if you perceive them as nothing more than flavorful bean and vegetable patties, they work…… Continue reading VDP: Black Bean and Pumpkin Burgers