Month: November 2006

  • Poppy Seed Dressing (no sugar)

    1/2 C plain yogurt 2 T orange juice 2 t poppy seeds, toasted in a dry skillet for a couple of minutes 1/2 t cider vinegar Dash of black pepper Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.

  • Black and white bean soup

    If you have two pressure cookers, as I do, this recipe is a snap. But you can also use two pots and simmer it a lot longer, or make it in one pressure cooker, serially. 3/4 C dried black beans, soaked overnight 3/4 C dried Great Northern beans, soaked overnight 2 T olive oil 1…

  • Roasted Pepper Cream

    My favorite thing to do with roasted red peppers is my friend Will’s Romesco Sauce. But that one is just too rich for everyday use, so I was glad to find this simple roasted pepper cream. I’ll try adding a tiny bit of garlic (maybe a half clove?) next time, to get a more Romesco-like…

  • Tofu Cacciatore

    This is based on a recipe in the South Beach Diet Cookbook, but as usual, I’ve made substantial modifications. Still, I wanted to keep the original clever name — cacciatore means “hunter-style,” but there’s no meat in this. It brings to mind the old Gary Larson cartoon, “Early vegetarians returning from the kill,” where a…

  • Corn Pudding with Cornmeal

    A Thanksgiving favorite. 6 T butter 3/4 C cornmeal 1 C boiling water 3 eggs 2 C milk 2 t baking powder 1 t salt 1/2 t pepper 1 C corn kernels Preheat oven to 375 F. Put 2 T of the butter into a 1-1/2 quart baking dish and melt in the oven. In…

  • Corn Pudding

    A Thanksgiving favorite. 1 can creamed corn 1 can whole kernel corn 1 C evaporated milk 3 eggs 2 T butter 2 t honey 2 T flour Combine all, put in a greased casserole dish. Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes.

  • Corn Pudding (aka Corn Puddin’)

    A Thanksgiving favorite, and also Ed Willson’s favorite: 2 C corn 1/3 C sugar 1 t salt 2 eggs, beaten 2 C milk 3 T melted butter 1/2 t nutmeg In a medium bowl, sprinkle corn with salt and sugar. Combine eggs and milk and pour over the top. Stir in the melted butter. Pour…

  • Pork in Mole Sauce

    2 lbs pork chops, cut into cubes or strips Salt and pepper 1 T olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 T chili powder 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 t cloves 14-oz can diced tomatoes 2 T peanut butter 2 T cocoa powder Chopped scallions or cilantro…

  • Coconut-Tamarind Chicken

    This is based on a recipe from Bali for chicken braised in coconut milk. 1 T olive oil 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 t grated fresh ginger 1 t grated lemon peel Pinch cumin Pinch turmeric Pinch red pepper 1 can coconut milk 2 t brown…

  • South Beach Substitutions

    These are a few of the tricks I came up with when cooking South Beach-appropriate food. For a crispy coating on chicken, use ground nuts instead of breadcrumbs. See: Walnut-crusted chicken For recipes that call for green peas, use shelled edamame beans. Instead of crackers, serve cheese or tapenade with sliced cucumber, kohlrabi, daikon, or…