Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Morning Breakfast

My sister and I both woke up this morning with the same idea: Bake up a batch of fresh muesli (granola style), stew the rhubarb we bought at the farmer's market yesterday, bake a loaf of bread and immediately put on a plunger of coffee.


We made the muesli by pouring into a bowl about 4 cups of oats, stirring in a quarter cup of juice, a few tablespoons of vegetable oil and a few heaped teaspoons of honey, and then baking it in the oven (spread out for 25 minutes at 170 degrees, then stirring in a generous sprinkling of linseeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds and then bake for another 25 minutes.

So! Muesli, yoghurt and stewed rhubarb! Very yummy but it won't last long around here.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

broccoli polenta

I made a broccoli polenta recipe from Veganomicon tonight and it was really, really delicious. I was flicking through the book hoping something would pop out at me, and then, 'pop!' - this stuck out.

It involved cooking up a pot of polenta, stirring through a head of finely chopped broccoli, smearing it out onto a baking tray and refridgerating it for an hour, and then slicing it into squares and pan frying it. The bits of broccoli on the edges went really crispy and crunchy, and it was all round yum.

For the sauce, I cooked up a whole load of home grown tomatoes and zucchini, some garlic & onion, salt, pepper, vinegar, chilli flakes, thyme and a little of bit of honey. I cooked it for about an hour until it was reduced and syrupy, and then used poured it on top of the polenta to serve.

Everyone in the house was really excited by it, I guess because it's totally different from the tofu-green vegetables-rice stuff that I usually make. And it was good!