Category Archive for 'Recipe'

Easy, breezy Fried Rice

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Fried Rice with Maitake, Peas and baked tofu Fried rice is my go-to meal if I’ve got a leftover rice.  It’s so easy and quick and if you always have a stash of peas in your freezer, you are halfway there.  I like this dish because it’s quick and really versatile.  Plus, who doesn’t like […]

Maitake Mania

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Atop a bread bowled soup I haven’t foraged maitake (ram’s head/sheep’s head/hen of the woods) (Grifola Frondosa) yet, but it would be a good find.  The genus, Grifola, refers to the griffin a lion body/eagle headed creature, making this mushroom the king of the land and air.  They are traditionally a symbol of God and […]

Arugula Pesto

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Pesto-licious I came into an abundance of arugula recently and thought I’d make a pesto from it. I threw in a little leftover basil to maintain that “pesto” taste, but I think it turned out to be a fun alternative to the traditional pesto. It’s not overly intense, so feel free to modify to your […]

Breakfast? Eggless Omelettes

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Vegan Omelette I would never have thought it possible. A vegan omelette. What a silly concept, but in reality it’s amazing. Groundbreaking.I’ve always thought tofu scrambles to be o.k. Tofu can never become an egg, there’s just something noticeable about the taste and texture. I’d prefer granola anyways. But this recipe over at FatFreeVegan is […]

Fig Tart with Maple-Cashew Cream in a Rosemary Cornmeal Crust

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Fig Tart Taking a break from mushrooms, let’s look at this luscious tart I made recently. It was really easy to make and very tasty. For the crust, I veganized a recipe off epicurious and it was amazing. It’s a cornmeal crust with rosemary and I made it in my food processor. Instead of butter […]

Chanterelle Quiche

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Chanterelle Custard/Quiche I finally made it to the store and bought some lecithin granules so I could make Wildman’s Chanterelle Custard. I was intrigued by the recipe and was a little scared to use half of my week’s harvest for a dish I’d never tested, but I’m proud to report it came out awesome. The […]

Double Bonus Mushroom: Cauliflower & Lobster Mushroom Soup Recipe

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

My wild mushroom week is overlapping into this week and I don’t mind. I made an earthy, delicious soup with my cauliflower mushrooms that I had to share. Their cooked texture makes me think of rice noodles. I think they would be fun with a stroganoff sauce over them or a Thai sauce. A simple […]

Yellow Chanterelles

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Cantherellus Formosus My current favorite mushroom is the chanterelle, Cantherellus Formosus. They have a great texture, firm but not too chewy. My books say that they smell like apricots, although some beg to differ. I think it has a very fresh, floral smell. I also like that they aren’t dirty mushrooms like lobsters who grow […]

Puffball Parm

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

NOM My earliest memories of puffballs are finding them in my childhood backyard and kicking them as hard as I could. I loved to watch the pouff! of spores as they were released into the air. Had I known then what I know now, I would have treated them with more respect. Most puffballs are […]

How to Roast a Pepper

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

In the oven I have mixed emotions about peppers. They are beautiful to look at and pair nicely with a lot of ingredients, but I must admit, I’m not a fan of raw peppers. Occasionally I’ll enjoy their crunch in a salad or on a sandwich but I rarely buy them unless my goal is […]