Friday, August 17, 2012

Weekly Menu for 8/19/2012 - 8/25/2012

Day Menu Item Shopping
Black-Eyed Peas with Potatoes and Tamarind

dried black-eyed peas
baking soda
ghee or oil
black mustard seeds
cumin seeds
1 large onion
1-inch piece fresh ginger
4 - 6 fresh green chilies
ground coriander
ground cumin
2 firm medium tomatoes
fresh parsley or coriander
2 medium potatoes
sea salt
Winter Vegetable and Tofu Korma

ground cardamom
  crushed red pepper flakes
  ground cumin
  ground coriander
clarified butter, ghee, or sunflower oil
2 medium yellow onions
 fresh ginger
4 medium cloves garlic
1 1/2 pounds waxy potatoes
12 ounces cauliflower
  sliced almonds
sea salt
12 ounces firm tofu
greek yogurt
  heavy cream
a small bunch of fresh cilantro
"I use a yogurt/cream blend here, which is inspired by Indian kormas, but there is no reason you couldn't substitute coconut milk for that lux-y creamy component."
Massaman Vegetable Curry

olive oil
Massaman curry paste
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 (3/4″) piece of ginger
1 can regular coconut milk
2 large potatoes
1 zucchini
2 carrots
1 red pepper
1 large handful snap peas
1/2 lb. mushrooms
1 can water chestnuts
1 can cut baby corn
brown sugar
tamarind chutney or paste
smooth or crunchy peanut butter
lime juice
Bragg’s Liquid Aminos**
Vegan Goan Tofu Curry
2 cloves
  ground cumin
  ground coriander
4 cloves of garlic
  fresh ginger
  creamed coconut (coconut milk)
  cider vinegar
  firm tofu
  Dijon mustard
4 ripe tomatoes
1 large onion
  tomato purée (Tomato Paste)
Gluten-Free Naan
brown rice flour
sweet rice flour
white rice flour
potato starch
tapioca starch
Himalayan rock salt
cream of tartar
demerara sugar***
gluten-free active dry yeast
full fat coconut milk
coconut vinegar or apple cider vinegar
coconut oil or ghee
Tasty Thai Salad

salad greens
1 carrot
pepper (red or orange or yellow are nicest)
onion (red or white tend to be sweetest)
small handful of cashews
black pepper
1 clove of garlic
soy sauce
peanut butter
sesame or any vegetable oil
dried chickpeas (the smallest you can find)
1 mlemon
1-2 garlic cloves
baking soda
olive oil
August 19, 2012 - August 25, 2012  

You will also need:

Rice, Cinnamon, Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, Milk of your choice, Salad, Salad Dressing, Gluten-Free Bread

* 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida = 2 minced Garlic cloves
**Gluten-Free Soy Sauce can be substituted for Bragg's Liquid Aminos
***Light brown sugar or Turbinado sugar can be substituted for Demerara Sugar

This week is all about showcasing delicious vegan and gluten-free Thai and Indian dishes.

How did you enjoy this week's menu?  Did you enjoy the websites?  How were the recipes?  Were they easy to follow and the ingredients easy to find?  Did you have quite a bit of the ingredients already on hand?

Did you find cooking different meals having similar items easier?  Were you able to prepare multiple meals at once?

What would you like to see on future menus?

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