Monday, May 28, 2007


I have a new thing - mushrooms. I've been starting to eat them slowly, usually preferably marinated in some balsamic vinegar or something. They're still slimy and the same Kingdom as the stuff that grows between your toes, but every once in awhile I do like to try something new.
But here is a good roasted veggie recipe for the mushroom, pepper, and onion person in your life.
  1. 1/2 lb mushrooms
  2. 2 red peppers
  3. 1 sweet onion
  4. 2-8 cloves garlic (depending on taste)
  5. Garlic powder
  6. Balsamic vinegar
  7. Olive oil
  1. Oven at 350
  2. Jelly roll pan
  3. Cutting board/knife
  4. Bowls for marinating
  5. Saute pan
  1. Wash all vegetables.
  2. Chop mushrooms and put them in the bowl.
  3. Combine 1/6 (eyeball it) cup olive oil and 1/6 cup balsamic vinegar and pour over the mushrooms. Turn mushrooms to coat and allow to marinate.
  4. Chop red peppers. Put in a bowl and coat with a little olive oil. Set aside.
  5. Chop onions and garlic.
  6. Prepare a saute pan and pour in some olive oil.
  7. Saute onions until fairly tender, but not brown. (Transparent is good.)
  8. Combine marinated mushrooms (with the marinade), red peppers, and onions in jelly roll pan.
  9. Spread vegetables to be about one to two vegetables thick.
  10. Bake in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until tender, delicious and the red peppers have become yellow-orange in color.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


So every once in awhile, I do make myself a piece or two of fish, because it is good for you and it is easier to be a vegetarian who eats fish - I still haven't managed to reconcile the two behaviors, and after four years of being a vegetarian, letting fish back into my life does not feel like too terrible a thing to do, because I do not eat it daily or even weekly. But either way, this delicious recipe from the Food Network's episode of the Paula Dean show - Dean Family Cookoff - comes out perfect every time and is so easy to make.
  1. 1 lb piece of salmon (this is not important - if you use more fish, use more seasoning and butter, if you use less fish, use less)
  2. lemon or lime juice
  3. 6-8 thinly sliced pats of butter
  4. salt
  5. pepper
  6. garlic powder
  7. 2 tbs Olive oil
  1. Glass baking dish
  2. Oven @350
  3. Knife & cutting board
  1. Slice salmon into approximately 4oz pieces (it is most important that they be equal)
  2. Pour olive oil into the bottom of the pan.
  3. Place salmon skin side down on the pan.
  4. Drizzle lemon juice over tops of salmon
  5. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder on salmon to taste.
  6. Top off with pats of butter, 2-3 per piece of fish
  7. Bake in oven at 350 for 25 minutes.
Really delicious served over rice or cous-cous.