Monday, November 16, 2009

Egg Rolls

2 T. oil
2 T. fresh grated ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
10 c. cabbage, shredded
spring roll wrappers

Warm oil and gently heat ginger and garlic. Add cabbage and saute for 3-4 minutes, no longer.
Wrap a couple tablespoons of cabbage mixture in each wrap. Follow the directions on the package for wrapping the egg rolls.

Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. These can also be frozen and baked (or deep fried) from frozen.

Makes about 30 egg rolls.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Winter Veggie and Grain Bake (serves 8)

1st layer:
1 cup wild rice
1 cup barley
1 medium onion-chopped

Rinse the rice and boil it for 10 minutes then drain, in another pan saute the onion. Then mix the barley, rice and onion and spread in the bottom of a pan, I used the turkey roaster as it has a lid.

2nd layer:
Various winter veg chopped about 4-8 cups total. We used 1 parsnip, 1 turnip, 1 sweet potato, 1/2 large yam, and about 10 mushrooms sliced. [We don't like winter squash that the original recipe calls for] Mix together and spread over the grains. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Pour over all this 1 cup apple juice and 3 cups water, lid on and bake 1 hour at 375 degrees.

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My newest cookbook is "Simply in Season" a Mennonite cookbook that focuses on cooking with what is available in each season. This is an adaptation of their winter recipe 'Wild Rice Vegetable Bake'. YUM YUM YUM

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Black Bean and Brown Rice Burgers (serves 8)

Original recipe on Hello Veggie.

3 cups cooked Black Beans - mashed
3 cups cooked brown rice - cooked til it's mushy
1 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1-2 tsp. salt - to taste

Mash all up and see if it sticks together, add a little water and maybe 1/2 - 1 cup bread crumbs if it isn't. Might help to run it through the food processor.

Fry them til crisp, I used a lot of oil! Serve like regular burgers, fell apart too much but tasted yummy :o) Easy to make and a good use for leftover rice and beans.