Sunday, April 4, 2010

Saturday Vegan Happines

Tonight another great vegan meal! (Yes, that is the sound of me climbing on the vegan soapbox. Go, vegan!)

The menu/recipes for tonight (ok, last night, but you get the idea):
  • Tuscan bean soup (about six servings)
    • 3 cup dried great northern beans
    • 10 cups water
    • 5 garlic cloves,peeled and chopped
    • 1 celery stalk, diced
    • 1 medium red onion, chopped
    • 3 fresh tomatoes, diced
    • 1 carrot, diced
    • 1 tablespoon chopped, fresh rosemary
    • 1 tablespoon chopped, fresh sage
    • 1 vegetable bullion cube
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • Cooking instructions:
      • place beans in large pot with water to cover, let stand overnight or cook on low for 3 hours
      • add the rest of the ingredients with enough water to cover and cook on medium-high for another hour, until beans open up and soup thickens
      • enjoy!
  • Fresh, homemade oatmeal-wheat bread, courtesy of our thunder bread maker
  • Spinach salad:
    • fresh baby spinach leaves
    • fresh rasberries
    • pine nuts
    • mushrooms
    • homemade salad dressing:
      • 1/4 cup canola oil
      • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
      • 1 teaspoon sugar
      • 1 teaspoon dry parsley
      • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      • dash of salt
  • a nice bottle of  Refosco dal Pedunculo Rosso from Friuli
And here's the presentation of this simple but delicious meal:

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