Monday, August 16, 2010

Naan Melts (serves 4)

2 Tbsp. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. minced onion
1 cup diced zucchini, mushrooms, any veg in season
slices of garden fresh tomatoes optional
could use some diced pepperoni etc. too

mozzarella cheese, grated

4 Naans

Melt butter in fry pan, add garlic, and onion. Saute. Add veggies (and sausage, not tomatoes). Saute more til done. Set veggies aside in a bowl.

On a naan spread 1/4 of the veggie mix, cover with optional tomato slices, sprinkle with grated cheese and put back into the fry pan. Cover and cook on medium low for about 2 minutes until cheese is melted. Repeat for all naans.

Of course this would be even better with homemade naans ;o)
Can be made vegan by using soy cheese instead and leaving out the sausage.

Oriental Pork and Beans (serves 8)

2 kg pork, cut into bite sized pieces
4 cups fresh green beans
1 envelope oriental stir-fry spice

In a large fry pan cook the pork in water, simmer 10-15 minutes till cooked through. Add the green beans and 1/2 cup more water. Simmer and steam til beans are cooked yet still a bit crispy. Add another 1/2 cup water if needed, and the spice packet. Stir well till coated.

Serve over rice.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mushroom Stew (serves 8)

1/2 c. margarine
1 medium onion diced
3 stalks celery diced

4+ cups coarsely diced potatoes
2+ cups coarsely sliced carrots
4+ cups water
2 tsp. seasoning salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1-3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 cups fresh mushrooms quartered
any other veg. wanted - green beans, kernel corn...

1 cup water
1/2 cup white flour

Melt margarine in large pot, stir in onion and celery, saute. Add potatoes and carrots, add water to just cover. Add spices. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer till potatoes are cooked through. Then add mushrooms (and any other veg.) cook till done.

In a mixing cup whisk together the water and flour to make a thick paste. Add to stew, stir thoroughly, simmer till thickened, then serve.