Monday, February 14, 2011

Recipes for February 14th

White Bean Stew
Soak white beans (navy, etc) overnight in plenty of water; drain
Cook beans in fresh water until tender, about 1 hour; drain
Roast a head of garlic wrapped in foil, in a 400 degree oven for 1/2 hour
Meanwhile, sauté a mirepoix of chopped onions, carrots and celery until soft and releasing juices
Add cooked beans, water or stock, soy sauce, molasses, S & P, plus an end of a hard cheese
Add chopped fresh sage, parsley, basil and the roasted garlic
Puree half the soup in a food processor of food mill
Add chopped roasted peppers

Rice Noodle Salad
Soak fine rice vermicelli in hot water, covered, until tender - do not cook
Add grated carrot, cabbage, chopped celery, cucumber, and plenty of minced cilantro, mint and basil
Combine and top with peanut dressing
Blend olive oil, sesame oil, lemon juice, peanuts or peanut butter and sugar, adjusting seasoning as needed

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