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    A FULL LIST OF THE RECIPES ON THIS SITE

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    Wednesday
    Sep262018

    Roasted Beet And Corn Salad

    Salad? Side dish? One or the other. We're not sure. We're sure it's tasty!

    This recipe is featured in the 22 September 2018 episode of our podcast. Didn't catch it? Easy. Check out the media player at the top of the main recipe page on this site. (There's a drop-down menu of podcast episode titles at the center top.) Or go here for the iTunes link.

    Meanwhile,

    Roasted Beef And Corn Salad

    3 large red beets, trimmed, peeled, and cut into 1/2 dice (tips in that podcast!)

    1/3 cup olive oil

    6 large ears of corn, husked, the silks removed, and the kernels cut off the cob

    2 medium celery stalks, thinly sliced

    1 medium yellow bell pepper, stemmed, cored, and diced

    3 tablespoon sherry, red wine, or white wine vinegar

    2 teaspoons dried oregano

    Salt and ground black pepper to taste

    1. Position the rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 375F.

    2. Stir the diced beets and the olive oil in a large roasting pan. Set in the oven and roast, without stirring, for 35 minutes.

    3. Sprinkle the corn over the beets. Do not stir. Continue roasting for 10 minutes.

    4. Take the roasting pan out of the oven. Cool for 10 minutes.

    5. Sprinkle the celery and bell pepper over the roasted vegetables. Also sprinkle the vinegar over everything. Stir well. Add the oregano as well as salt and pepper to taste. Stir again, then serve warm.

    Monday
    Nov202017

    The Best-Ever Vegan Chili

    If you've listened to our podcast, you KNOW that we've got the secret to turn a vegan chili into something that will even fool the most committed meat lovers. The "trick" is a combination of green lentils (lentils du Puy--not any other kind, not brown or red), buckwheat groats, and chana dal. Honestly, the final texture and flavor are astounding. Have vegan (or not, depending on your proclivities) sour cream on hand. We also like to top the bowls with bottled India relish and pickled jalapeño rings.

    If you haven't heard the podcast--whatzamattahwidchew?--you can catch the episodes here on iTunes or here at its hosting site.

    This isn't a recipe from any of our thirty (wtf?) books. We'd love to hear what you think if you make it.

    But make it. Soon. Maybe as a treat for this weekend after the Thanksgiving folderol. Or anytime this winter. It's supposed to be a brutal one up here in New England. We all know what to do. Hunker down and eat comfort food. Join in!

    BEST-EVER VEGAN CHILI

    • 1 cup dried cannellini, Great Northern, or other medium-sized white beans
    • 1 cup dried pink beans
    • 1 cup dried black beans
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 large yellow onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
    • 1 large green bell pepper, stemmed, cored, and chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)
    • 3 medium celery stalks, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
    • 1/3 cup pure ground mild chile powder, preferably ancho chile powder
    • 1 canned chipotle in adobo sauce, stemmed and chopped
    • 1 tablespoon sauce from the can of adobo chipotles
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • One 12-ounce bottle dark beer, such as Negra Modelo or a porter
    • 4 to 6 cups no-salt-added vegetable broth
    • One 28-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, preferably "petite-diced" if you can find them
    • 1/2 cup chana dal
    • 1/2 cup raw buckwheat groats
    • 1/2 cup green lentils (or lentils du Puy)

    1. Soak the three types of dried beans in a big bowl of water overnight. Drain in a colander set in the sink and rinse well to get any of the black coating from the dried black beans off the other beans.

    2. Set a large Dutch oven over medium heat for a minute or two. Swirl in the oil, then add the onion, bell pepper, and celery. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, or until softened.

    3. Add the chile powder, minced chipotle in adobo sauce, the extra adobo sauce, the cumin, oregano, cloves, mustard, and salt. Stir until fragrant, just a few seconds.

    4. Pour in the beer and scrape up any browned bits in the bottom of the pot as it comes to a simmer.

    5. Add the broth and tomatoes. Raise the heat to high and bring to a full simmer, stirring quite often.

    6. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer slowly for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, or until the beans are starting to get tender.

    7. Stir in the chana dal, buckwheat, and lentils. If the chili seems too thick, add 1 cup broth. Cover and simmer slowly for 1 more hour, stirring more frequently and adding more broth if you notice it drying out, until the beans are tender and the chili has thickened a bit.

    Friday
    Aug112017

    Vegan Cashew Ginger Ice Cream

    Is it ice "cream"? It's certainly a frozen dessert. And they do call it cashew cream, despite what the dairy princess in our duo thinks.

    Still, this is a pretty fine treat. It's creamy and rich, about the best thing after fare from the grill. Consider this your August treat. Or anytime, really. It would be quite tasty at the end of a holiday meal, even if you served a big roast turkey beforehand.

    To hear the podcast recipe for this episode, look for it in the media player at the top of the main recipe page. Or go here for iTunes, here to Iheart radio, or here for Stitcher. Pick your platform, then listen in.

    Vegan Cashew Ginger Ice Cream

    Makes about 1 quart

    • 1/2 cup raw cashews
    • Water as needed
    • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
    • One 2-inch section of ginger, cut into thin coins
    • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed coconut milk (see NOTE)
    • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk

    1. Soak the cashews in a big bowl of water overnight.

    2. The next day, stir the sugar and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan set over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the ginger and bring to a boil. Boil until the mixture reaches 220F on a candy-making thermometer, a deep-frying thermometer, or a laser thermometer, about 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature off the heat, then strain out the ginger by pouring the mixture through a sieve and into a small bowl.

    3. Drain the cashews in a colander or sieve set in the sink. Pour them into a liquid measuring cup and add enough water to make 1 1/2 cups.

    4. Pour this mixture into a high-speed, turbo blender, such as a Vitamix or a Blendtec. Cover and blend at the highest speed until very smooth, stopping the machine at least once to scrape down the inside of the canister and test the mixture.

    5. Pour the drained ginger syrup into the blender canister. Also add the sweetened condensed coconut milk and the regular coconut milk. Cover and blend at a low speed until smooth.

    6. Set the covered canister in the fridge to chill for at least 8 hours or preferably overnight.

    7. Prepare an ice cream maker for freezing. Blend the mixture in the canister at low speed one more time just until smooth.  Pour into the ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Scoop into a container, seal, and freeze for at least 1 hour to harden it up a bit. The ice cream can be stored in a sealed container in the freezer for up to 1 month (yeah, right) but tastes best if it is then set out on the counter for 10 or 15 minutes to soften slightly.

    NOTE: Sweetened condensed coconut milk is not the sweetened coconut milk made for tiki drinks. Look for sweetened CONDENSED coconut milk near the regular sweetened condensed milk in most grocery stores.