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 workContinue reading “VDP: Black Bean and Pumpkin Burgers”

VDP: Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Thursday, August 28, 2008 Tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella. Few ingredients are better when combined. I love to make this salad with the best tomatoes I can find. I toss them with a dressing made with excellent quality olive oil (a Sicilian one in this case), very little minced garlic, salt and pepper. The keyContinue reading “VDP: Tomato and Mozzarella Salad”

VDP: Basil Gnocchi with Eggplant Sauce

Thursday, August 13, 2008 Potato gnocchi can be lumpy, doughy, stodgy and heavy or they can be as they should be, soft fluffy pillows of goodness. I’ve made both types and learned from my mistakes. They key is to use cooked potatoes that are as dry as possible, to use as little flour as possibleContinue reading “VDP: Basil Gnocchi with Eggplant Sauce”