This evening we had our Yoga Book Club meeting, and I always bake something yummy for the group. Today I decided to make the Lemon Tart with Toasted Almond Crust from "The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen." I really love this recipe, and I've made it before a few times. It's really quick and easy, and very tasty. Also, the crust is very easy ... a good crust for any tart. I used the extra filling to fill up some custard cups. We ate it all except for one piece! Incidentally, this time around we were reading "The Essential Gandhi" ... writing from Mahatma Gandhi, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is incredibly inspiring.
For dinner tonight I wanted to make some vegan Croatian recipes that I found online. This one was called "Vegetarian Croatian Casserole"... although it turned out to be a big mess of tasty veggies boiled in their own juices. Quite simple, but quite nice. It had garlic, eggplant, onions, zucchini, yellow crooknecks, tomatoes, bell peppers, and parsely & basil. Pretty nice.
And! Hoorah! Some of you might remember that I mentioned a delicious chard & potato dish that I had in Croatia... I found a recipe online - and it was perfect! I'll share my slight modifications here:
1 bunch chard (white stems)
2 large potatoes
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 t olive oil
salt & pepper
Peel potatoes, and cut into 1-inch dice. Cut stems off chard and dice. Roughly chop the chard.
Bring a pot of salty water to a boil. Put in the potatoes & chard stems for about 8-10 minutes. Add the chard & boil another 5 minutes.
While these are boiling, saute the garlic until lightly golden in the olive oil. Set aside.
Scoop out 1 c. of the boiling water, set aside.
Drain the potatoes & chard. Take out some/most of the cooked potatoes & mash them in a bowl with the water & the garlic-oil combo, to make a thick saucy paste. Stir in the remaining chard & potatoes & mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
This is such a simple and very tasty dish!!! Enjoy!