Vegan since 1975, I decide to answer the question, "What DO you eat?" These posts tell about some meals and recipes my family and I have enjoyed over the years.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Barley Pilaf

I decided I wanted to see if I could make BARLEY PILAF in the rice cooker, and it sort of worked out. This could also be easily made in a saucepan, though.

In a rice cooker saute a quarter cup of chopped almonds and a small chopped onion in a Tablespoon of olive oil. Add two cups of rinsed hulled barley.

Hulled barley is not as polished as pearl barley, and requires a longer cooking time. Cover and wait a minute or two until the button pops up, which I took to mean it was time to add a little less than four cups of water and a teaspoon of tamari and press the button down again. Cover and cook past the button popping up for an additional fifteen to twenty minutes.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Granola and Soy milk


At the risk of making a mockery of myself, I offer a GRANOLA RECIPE and HOMEMADE SOY MILK RECIPE. It is easy to make, cheaper than buying boxes of cereal, and makes your house smell good. Also, you can hide all sorts of nutritious ingredients in it, and design it around your own dietary restrictions and taste requirements.

I use a large stainless bowl both to mix up the granola, and later in which to dump the toasted cereal before transferring it to a large metal tin. It is also necessary to have on hand a couple of flat baking sheets with edges. I use two cookie sheets. Other than a large spoon, that is the only equipment needed.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Greek Vegetables

GREEK VEGETABLES don't take long to cook and use up a lot of garden produce.

Wash and prepare to chop about two cups of string beans, six medium potatoes, two medium zucchini and a couple of carrots. Chop them all into half inch to one inch sized pieces.

In a large pot saute one chopped onion and three chopped garlic cloves in a tablespoon of olive oil. In the winter or if you have people who don't like the texture of onions and garlic, you could use a tablespoon of onion powder and a teaspoon of garlic powder and just add it with the water and other seasonings. However, if you use an onion and garlic, add the other vegetables after a minute or two, and add two cups of water.