I cooked dinner early this morning... which I don't ususally do! I mentioned yesterday that today was my day to cook for my friends with a brand new baby, and morning was the only time I had. Actually it was kind of fun! They're vegetarians, so it was extra fun to cook for them. I made a big batch of stuffed bell peppers & a big batch of black beans, and then gave them half and kept half for our own dinner.
For both of these recipes, I used the same "Vegetarian Suppers" cookbook that I used yesterday. These stuffed peppers had quinoa, fresh spinach, corn, jalepenos, cilantro, garlic, and some tofu ricotta in them (which I subbed in instead of feta)... and were served over a bed of caramelized red onions simmered in white wine. Aren't they pretty?? they're also very, very good.
The black beans were great! with cilantro, coconut milk, garlic, cumin, green bell pepper, and diced onion. These were spicy and very tasty!!
Here it is all on the plate. We also had a piece of toast and a big salad. What a feast!
We enjoyed our dinner, and I hope our friends did too!
Also, a few of you have asked me about getting a copy of my annual holiday cookbook. Every year for Christmas I make a little cookbook with some of my favorite recipes that I discovered that year. Most of them aren't recipes I made up (I'm not so good at making up recipes), but rather recipes from cookbooks. I draw little pictures to illustrate it... it's only 10 recipes or something, a little xerox number. Anyhow, if you want one, send me your actual name and mailing address and I will send you one! Here's my email address: ameyfm (at) yahoo.com
As an aside, I give out these cookbooks to all my friends and family and even all my yoga students. It's a nice homemade gift, and also it's a friendly little sneaky bit of vegan activism. I think I'll put up a little tutorial once the holiday season rolls back around. In the meantime, start keeping track of your new favorite recipes for this year! :)