Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Vermont Soy Tofu Scramble Stir Fry

Vermont Soy Tofu Scramble Stir Fry


This recipe is adapted from a large one created by Connor Graham for Vermont Soy. Connor is a 2009 NECI grad and has recently joined the team at Vermont Soy.

1 TB oil
1 small red onion
thumb sized piece of ginger, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 oz frozen zucchini (or cabbage!)
1 medium carrot
1 10-14 oz package tofu scramble
2 oz OJ
2 TB tamari
2 TB rice wine vinegar

Heat a large skillet on medium high w/ oil and add sliced red onions. Cook the onions, stirring occasionally for about 2-3 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic to the onions and stir until evenly distributed. After about 1 minute, add the shredded carrots and zucchini to the stir fry mixture. Cook and stir for a several minutes. Add the tofu scramble to the veggies and stir until the mixture is well blended. Increase your heat slightly just before adding the OJ, tamari, and rice wine vinegar. Allow the juices to reduce slightly until nearly all liquid is incorprated into the stir fry. Remove from heat and serve.

Published in Dinner
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Shoot Salad with Honey Miso Dressing

Shoot Salad with Honey Miso Dressing


I just had a delicious salad for lunch...

several large handfuls of shoots mix
2 valentine radishes sliced thin
about 1/4 green cabbage, sliced in thin ribbons in food processor
2 carrots grated in food processor

Honey Miso Dressing
2 1/2 tablespoons red miso
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
3 tablespoons water or vegetable stock
1 tablespoon tamari
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, minced

Mix the miso, honey, and mustard together. Add the remaining ingredients, mix until smooth. Let sit 15 minutes before using.

Published in Salads
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Quick Stir Fry of Pac Choi & Peppers

Quick Stir Fry of Pac Choi & Peppers



1 lb. pac choi
1 lb. sweet peppers, defrosted, drained well
1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp sunflower oil

Separate the pac choi leaves and cut off the chunky stalks.
Slice the stalks finely. Roughly chop the leaves. Heat the sunflower oil in a wok or sauté pan. Add the garlic, peppers and ginger. Cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Add the pac choi stalks. Toss well. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add the pac choi leaves. Stir and then cook for 1 minute, until they are barely wilted. Add soy/tamari and sesame oil and toss.

Published in Light Sides
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Asian Coleslaw Dressing

Asian Coleslaw Dressing


1 bag Pete's slaw mix
1/2 head Napa cabbage, sliced thinly
1 onion or 2-3 scallions, thinly sliced

1/2 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
1/4 cup tamari
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
3 tbsp. white vinegar
2 tbsp. dark brown sugar
2 tsp. sesame oil
3 tbsp. sesame seeds, optional

Place all ingredients in large bowl and whisk until well incorporated. Add slaw mix, onion and Napa cabbage and toss until well coated. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. This slaw is best served within 15 minutes of making.

Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Pac Choi Saute

Pac Choi Saute



1 bunch pac choi
1 bulb kohlrabi, sliced and cut into medium julienne
2 carrots, peeled and cut into thin sticks
1 bunch Ruby Streaks Mustard, rough chop
2 tbsp. ginger
2 tbsp. tamari
1 tsp. honey
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp. sesame oil
2 tbsp. oil, any neutral oil works

Wash the pac choi shake excess water off.
Separate the stalks and leaves. Cut the stalk diagonally and cut the leaves across.

Heat wok or large sauté pan and add oil. When oil is ready, add ginger and toss for 30 seconds, until the ginger is aromatic. Add the pac choi, adding the stalks first, carrots and kohlrabi. Add the mustard and the pac choi leaves.

Stir in the tamari, honey, and salt and on high heat for 1 minute.

Add the water, cover the pan and simmer for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir the sesame oil in.

Chicken or shrimp can be added to this to make it a complete meal. In a separate pan, sauté the protein and cook all the way through. Add it to the pan when you add the water to the vegetable mix.

Published in Dinner
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Braised Napa Cabbage

Braised Napa Cabbage



3 tsp. neutral oil, sunflower, grape seed or vegetable
1head Napa cabbage, cut into 2 inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tbsp. ginger, finely chopped
1/4 cup water
1.5 tsp. cornstarch or arrowroot
1/4 cup tamari
6 scallions, thinly sliced
1 tsp. rice wine vinegar

In a large skillet or wok, heat 1 tsp. of the vegetable oil . When it is very hot, add half the cabbage. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes or until leaves begin to brown. Remove them from pan. Use 1 tsp. of the remaining vegetable oil to cook the remaining cabbage in the same way; remove from the pan. Add the remaining 1 tsp. vegetable oil to pan. Cook the garlic and ginger, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

In a small bowl, stir together the water and cornstarch. Stir the tamari into the pan. Add the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Return all the cabbage to pan, stirring well to coat it all over. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until the cabbage is tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the scallions and vinegar. Grilled chicken or shrimp can be added to this to make a complete meal. Just add the pre-cooked protein to the pan when tossing cabbage with tamari mixture.

Published in Dinner
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Salmon with Soba Noodles and Veggies in Miso Sauce

Salmon with Soba Noodles and Veggies in Miso Sauce


Thanks go to Suzanne Podhaizer of Seven Days for this miso recipe. Vegetarians can make this with marinated tofu. Suzanne says: This recipe can be modified to use any vegetables you desire: daikon, broccoli, baby spinach or scallions would all be good additions. I like a lot of miso, but you can always start with less, or add more, as you desire. Based on today's share, I would substitute in shredded daikon or purple top turnip matchsticks for the salad turnips. Add the purple tops when you put in the carrots. Serves 2.

sunflower oil
1/2 c. diced onion or shallot
2 carrots, chopped into coins
1 large salad turnip, or 2 medium, chopped
1 1/2 c. shredded cabbage
mirin
rice wine vinegar
soy sauce or tamari
2 yellowfin tuna steaks
2 bunches soba noodles
2 T. miso
1/2 c. water
sesame oil

Place a big pot of water over high heat and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat 1 T. oil in pan over medium heat. When hot but not smoking, add onions and cook, stirring, until translucent. Add carrots, and after about two minutes add the cabbage and turnip. When the vegetables are just tender, drizzle in just a touch of soy sauce, mirin and vinegar, and cook another minute or two until the pan is nearly dry. Set the vegetables aside.

Put another tablespoon of oil in an oven-safe pan and place over medium heat. Pat the tuna steaks dry and season both sides with salt and pepper. When the pan is very hot, add the tuna steaks and sear. When they have browned and release fairly easily from the pan without breaking, turn them and place the pan in the oven.

Make sure that the water has come to a boil, salt the water, and add the soba noodles. Cook according to package directions (usually around 5 minutes).

Mix the miso and water in a small dish. When the pasta is done, drain rinse very briefly in cool water and return to the pot. Add the vegetables and miso mixture.

When the fish is done to your liking (I like mine pink in the middle), remove it from the pan and again, place the pan over medium heat. Deglaze with a couple tablespoons of mirin and a splash of vinegar, scraping any browned bits off of the bottom and let the mixture simmer and reduce. Pour it over the noodle and vegetable mixture and add a little sesame oil. Slice each tuna steak and lay the pieces atop the noodle mixture. Serve.

Published in Dinner

Sweet Chai Glazed Cabbage & Roots with Grilled Tofu, Fish or Chicken


The addition of grilled protein makes this vegetable saute a winning meal. Serve over cooked barley or brown rice. Serves 4.

1 TB oil or bacon fat
1 onion, sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 carrots, sliced thin
1 small rutabaga, cut in thin matchsticks
1/2 green cabbage, halved lengthwise and sliced thin
1/2 cup apple cider
2 TB Sweet Chai maple syrup
2 TB soy sauce or tamari
2 tsp fish sauce (or to taste)
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

12 oz syrup glazed tofu, fish or chicken, cut into chunks (recipe follows)

Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and saute another minute. Add the carrots and rutabaga, cook stirring occasionally for another 2 minutes then add the cabbage. Toss and cook the vegetables for another 3-5 minutes, then add the cider, syrup, soy sauce, fish sauce and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine, and cook, stirring occasionally until the liquid is mostly evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes. If it the vegetables begin to stick, turn down the heat a bit.

Serve over cooked barley or rice topped with chicken, fish or tofu.

Published in Dinner
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Cider Pan-glazed Tempeh Recipe

Cider Pan-glazed Tempeh Recipe


I adapted this recipe from 101cookbooks.com. Heidi Swanson served it over cooked wheat berries and kale. As long as you've got it in the pantry, why not serve it over cooked barley with a bit of sauteed cabbage. Serves 4.

1 cup apple cider
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 teaspoons tamari (or soy sauce)
1 1/2 tablespoons mirin
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
2 small garlic cloves, crushed
roughly 10 ounces of tempeh or extra-firm tofu (not baked)
2 tablespoons olive or sunflower oil

Put the cider in a small bowl. Squeeze the grated ginger over the bow to extract the juices, then discard the pulp. Add the tamari, mirin, and maple syrup, ground coriander, and garlic. Mix together and set aside.

Cut the tempeh (or tofu) into thin-ish, bite-sized pieces, and if working with tofu, pat dry with a paper towel.

Put the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot but not smoking, add the tempeh and fry for 5 minutes, or until golden underneath. Turn and cook the other side for another 5 minutes, or until golden. Pour the cider mixture into the pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced to a lovely thick glaze. Turn the tempeh once more during this time and spoon the sauce over the tofu from time to time.

Serve the tofu drizzled with any remaining sauce.

Published in Dinner
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Sprouted Bean Salad with Roasted Beets

Sprouted Bean Salad with Roasted Beets


I adapted this recipe from the Food Network site. The original recipe is attributed to Sophia Wakefield of the Harvest Bakery and Cafe, Jackson Hole, WY. I added beets for color and variety.

2 cups sprouted beans
1 cup roasted beets, in a small dice
1/3 cup minced cilantro leaves
3 TB lemon juice
3 TB sunflower or olive oil
1 TB muchi (spicy) curry powder
Pinch organic cayenne pepper
2 tsp soy or tamari sauce
1 tsp minced garlic
3/4 tsp stone-ground mustard

Toss all of the ingredients together in a serving bowl. Serve immediately.

Published in Salads
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