Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thai Curry Soup

An easy Thai curry soup. Hot, rich, salty, sweet and tart. Yum! The cilantro is optional but highly recommended. You can add many different kinds of vegetables—baby carrots, baby corn, snap peas, thinly sliced red onions, red bell pepper . . .

Thai Curry Soup
3 c broth
2 T to 1/2 jar Thai curry paste
(up to 1 T brown sugar, to taste) — optional
2 sliced garlic cloves
1 T very thinly sliced ginger
1 lb Asian style frozen mixed vegetables
1 pkg tofu, cubed
(chopped cilantro, chopped green onion) — optional
salt and pepper
juice of one lime

Heat 1/2 cup of the broth, add 2 T curry paste and stir until it's dissolved. Taste and add more curry paste of you like. Add the rest of the broth, the garlic and the ginger and bring to boil. Add the frozen vegetables and cook 5 minutes or so until done. Add the coconut milk, tofu, and lime juice, and bring back to boil for one minute. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with optional green onions or cilantro or both.

Piet Mondrian, Trees by the Gein at Moonrise, 1908

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Garam Masala Tofu Scramble from 101 Cookbooks

It's fennel season! I love this recipe. Simple, fast, and magical. From one of my favorite recipe sites, 101 Cookbooks.

Garam Masala Tofu Scramble 

Josef Albers, Proto Form B, 1938

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Gluten-Free Recipes

When my sister was first diagnosed with gluten intolerance, it seemed like such a big deal to have to find recipes for family gatherings that were vegan and that she could eat. But today I noticed that almost all the recipes on this blog (so all the recipes I normally make) are gluten-free anyway.

Why did it seem so hard at first? I think partly I convinced myself it had to be because it was such a significant change. Going vegan was kind of the same for me a few years ago. I thought it would be difficult, then after a couple of months I realized that it really wasn't a big deal after all.

Here's a list of the gluten-free recipes on this site:

Gluten-Free Recipes

(I've even included the pasta recipes, because it's so easy to find gluten-free pasta now.)

Fruits and Vegetables, Martiros Saryan, 1934