Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'VegetarianCooking'

Winter squash and Chickpea Stew

I had one of those Costco moments a couple of months ago. I saw an 8-pack of S&W chickpeas and thought - hey that would be a great buy. Six months later and I still have 5 cans left....

Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Tart

Cauliflower has been on sale recently. I usually always pick up a head when the price goes below $1.00. I'm always frustrated at the waste. I usually have to cut off at least a good extra half pound or...

Cracked the secret of poached eggs

I love eggs and asparagus. They are food that reminds me of Spring. One of my favorite ways to serve these together is in a salad. I first made this salad last year. Asparagus is on sale and I...

Sunday SlowSoupers #1 - Carrot Orange Ginger Soup

This week's selection is a super easy soup. It is Carrot Ginger Soup and was selected by Debrah. It has been her favorite for at least 20 years and she used to make it when she was catering for film...

Sunday SlowSoupers #17 - One-of-Each Soup

I've missed several of the recent Slow Soupers. But I'm back. This week's selection was chosen by jgk. It was originally published in December of 2001 in Gourmet. It has several interesting ingredients such as banana. Curry with apple is...

Sunday SlowSoupers #9 - Leek and Asparagus Soup

It is week 9 of the Sunday Slow Soupers ~ a group of Slow Travel members cooking soup and blogging together every Sunday. This week's soup is Leek and Asparagus Soup with Fried Leeks and Crushed Amaretti selected by...

Sunday SlowSoupers #5 - Pumpkin Soup with Cheddar and Parmesan

It is week 5 of the Sunday Slow Soupers ~ a group of Slow Travel members cooking soup and blogging together every Sunday. This week's selection is Pumpkin Soup with Cheddar and Parmesan selected by Slow Travel member Nancyhol....

Sunday SlowSoupers #3 - Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

It is week 3 of the Sunday Slow Soupers ~ a group soup cook-a-long on Slow Travel. This week's host is Krista from In and Out of the Garden. I love butternut squash. It has such a smooth texture...

Butternut Squash Leek Filo

A couple of weeks ago, I made a mushroom leek filo for a pre-Thanksgiving get together. I had a half package of filo left. What to do? I also had a butternut squash and a big package of Gruyere...

Sunday SlowSoupers - Porcini and Chestnut Soup

We are starting new group cook-a-long on Slow Travel. Previously we baked from Dolce Italiano and made ice cream from The Perfect Scoop. This time we are making soup. Our group is called the Sunday Slow Soupers. Logo by...

Gnocchi

One of my goals has been to try to make gnocchi from scratch. We have a couple of great sources for fresh handmade gnocchi. Pasta and Company makes my favorite - light, easy to cook. Cucina Fresca also makes...

Mushroom Polenta

It was 34 degrees this morning. But the day was brilliantly clear and bright. The bright blue sky contrasted with the red of the Japanese maples. I'm still working my way through my pantry trying to use up the...

Braised Lentils

I've been reorganizing my pantry and trying to use up the older food. I came across some Umbrian lentils that I bought several years ago. Hmmm... what should I make. I pulled out "Everyday Greens" by Annie Somerville. I love...

Squash, Corn and Coconut Soup

Squash, Corn and Coconut Soup Last weekend we went for a hike up at Washington Pass which crosses through the North Cascades National Park. It is one of the higher passes here in Washington State at over 5,000 ft....

Creamy Cucumber Soup

I've been saving cooking magazines for ages. I've got several boxes of old Bon Appetites, Gourmets, Fine Cooking, Sunset and others. I used to go back and re-read the older issues. But I've come to realize that everything I...

Aspargus Quiche

There is nothing that says spring like aspargus. It is season now. The best asparagus comes from the San Joaquin Delta area around Stockton. Juicy fat stalks. I picked up a bunch at Costco this weekend and I've been...

French Lentil Soup

I won't like to go out to lunch. I prefer to make something interesting on the weekend and eat at my desk. We have a central lunch room but I usually just microwave something and bring it back to...

Baked Fettuccine with Asparagus, Lemon and Mascarpone

Here is another good baked pasta from Fine Cooking. This one is very rich and it is a little more complicated than it seems at first. It took me four pans to prepare and bake the dish. It is...

Vegetarian Cassoulet

The March 2008 Gourmet is a special issue focusing on French bistro cooking. It has many interesting and easy recipes for many of the typical dishes from French bistros, from steak and fries, roasted chicken to profitroles. The cuisine...

Rigatoni with Cauliflower in Spicy Pink Sauce

I needed some comfort food tonight. I love baked pasta dishes. I found this recipe a while ago in Fine Cooking. I really like the flavor of cauliflower in the dish. It is nutty and goes really well with...

Squash soup with fried sage leaves

I was cleaning out the cupboard yesterday and came across a couple of winter squashes that I had left over from other dishes. One was a butternut and the other a carnival. What to do? Soup! I looked through...