Spaghetti Squash Casserole
- 1 large spaghetti squash
- 1 large onion, minced
- 5-6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 plantain, sliced
- 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 1 16 oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup cooked cracked wheat, bulgur wheat, or couscous (have fun and experiment)
- basil, oregano, cayenne, and parsley
- whatever seasonings that strike you at the moment - that's what I used last time, and it was great!
Split the squash in half and cook upside-down in water for about 20-30 minutes. until tender. Pour 2 cups hot water over grains of choice and let sit cover for approximately 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, sauté the onion, garlic, mushrooms and plantains in the oil. If needed, add some water. Add cans of tomatoes and spices and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add drained grains and simmer another 5 minutes.
Pour the sauce over spaghetti squash on individual plates.
Preparation time: 20-30 minutes
Spinach & Mushroom Quiche
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
- 6 tbsp milk
- 3 oz grated cheese
- 2 1/2 cups cooked spinach (squeeze and pat dry to remove excess water)
- 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
Beat 2 eggs, add rice, 1/2 cheese, salt and mix.
Press this mixture into 9" pie plate to form a crust.
Beat the remaining eggs, stir in spinach, cheese, milk, & mushrooms. Pour over the pie plate, bake in oven at 375 deg F for 30 minutes.
Serves: 4 - 6
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Fennel & Vegetable Stir Fry with Nut Rice
Tofu can be fried (do before anything else) or tossed into stir fry with out previous cooking. I've also made this many times with no tofu and it is still good. Coarsely chop onion and mince garlic. Slice bok choy stocks into bite size pieces, coarsely chop green tops. Slice and/or chop the rest of the veggies any way you prefer.
Heat 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet or wok. Add 1 teaspoon fennel seed until is begins to sizzle. Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, add garlic toss a few times with spoon.
Begin cooking vegetables from hardest to softest: bok choy stocks (save green tops for later) for 1 minute. Add carrot and cook for 1 minute... red pepper 1 minute... broccoli 1 minute, etc... Repeat with all the vegetables except for bok choy greens (they will go in later with the tofu). Add a dash of salt while cooking - it really brings out the flavor of the veggies.
Transfer veggies to bowl and put 1 tablespoon oil in skillet/wok over medium heat. Add nuts and begin to toss while cooking. As nuts begin to turn golden color, add 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed. Let nuts overcook to a dark brown - its okay to have some black nuts as it adds flavor. Once the nuts are done, add cooked rice to skillet/wok and mix in oil, nuts, and fennel. Add dash of salt to rice mixture and let cook for a couple of minutes while stirring. Transfer to serving bowl.
Heat veggies back up and add tofu - cook until heated through. Add bok choy green tops just at end, cook until wilted. Salt and pepper to taste, serve over rice.
Preparation time: 30 minutes