Millet is an excellent grain to use for stuffing vegetables, since it cooks to a slightly adhesive quality. And using small orange squashes makes for a festive and filling entrée.
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Here is one that is always a stand-by for any holiday gathering–usually Thanksgiving. It is great as a main dish or as a side dish.
This was the best vegan stuffing I’ve ever tasted. Even the meat eaters loved it and commented that the mushroom gave it a wonderful texture. I adapted this recipe from one I found somewhere on the internet. I wasn’t exact on the spice measurements (meaning I didn’t level off the top of the measuring spoon).
Quinoa is incredibly nutritious and delicious. It is the quickest cooking whole grain, as it takes less than 20 minutes. Cook a big batch and then use 2 cups to make this great looking and tasting salad or just follow the recipe. Once you taste it, you’ll want to make it often. The nutritional yeast gives it a cheesy taste. As always, use the best fresh ingredients you can get. This salad sings, “It’s Summer”.
2 cups black-eyed peas, cooked
3 cups long-grain rice, cooked…
1 cup bulgur
1 cup boiling water…
1-15 oz. can chick peas
1 cup cooked wheat berries…
3 to 4 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 medium onion, chopped…
1 ear fresh white or yellow corn
1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped…
6 ears of corn
1 can of black beans…
1 cup uncooked Bulgur Wheat
2 cups vegetable broth…
3 cups cooked long grain brown rice
2/3 cup chopped fresh parsley…
basmati rice (cooked according to directions)
black beans (cooked according to directions)…
Here is another one I use at holidays–it always looks impressive with the colors from the fruit and herbs (do use fresh mint if you can–dried is not the same!) I think I adapted it from one of Mollie Katzen’s cookbooks. This salad keeps very well, and is great to have on hand for lunches and snacks.
1/2 med. red onion, cut into fine half moons
4 radishes, cut into fine half moons…
- Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Dried Cranberries and CashewsDried cranberries, spiced cashews, pickled red onion, and a tangy maple-mustard vinaigrette make this shredded Brussels Sprouts salad sparkle with flavor. Last week my husband and I had dinner with some friends at a local pub. Though most of the menu was your typical pub fare (or at least an American concept of it), it did […]
- Blood Oranges and Slow Miracles in PoetryOn December 1st, Blood Orange Review, an online literary journal at Washington State University, announced its newest edition, volume 8.2, was now live. That edition includes a poem of mine called “As If We Were Solid and Did Not Go On Forever.” This poem is about an experience I had over 20 years ago that […]