Monday, January 18, 2010

Bell pepper and Tomato bowties

I adapted this recipe from the book On top of spaghetti, the recipe used only green chilis I adapted it to use green bell peppers. the roasting intensifies the falvors so much the end result it will taste like pasta tossed with bell pepper induced olive oil .
Will be a good lunch or picnic item...good hot or cold.


4 table spoon extra virgin olive oil
2 green bell peppers/capsicum diced
1 green chili or more diced(according to your heat tolerance)
10-12 cherry/grape tomatoes halved
2 garlic cloves sliced(optional)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
salt and pepper
Italian seasoning(I used a mix that contain dried rosemary and dried pepper flakes)
2 teaspoon dried or fresh basil
1/2 pound bow tie pasta (You can use any shape you want)

Heat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit
In a bowl add 2 tablespoon oil, bell peppers, green chili, tomatoes, seasoning, pepper, salt, brown sugar.
spread it in a baking sheet
bake for 30 minutes...if using garlic add it to veggies 5 minutes before removing

meanwhile boil and drain pasta according to the direction

Toss pasta , roasted veggies(make sure to add all juices released from veggies during baking), remaining 2 table spoon oil and basil serve hot topped with grated parmesan.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Eggless vegetable tofu burgers


set 1:
1 pack firm silken tofu(you can use extra firm too)
1 bunch green onions whites and green parts diced
2 roasted red peppers diced(if no roasted red pepers just saute 2 diced red peper in 1 table spoon oil and add)
2 spoon curry powder

set 2:
wheat barn 1 /2 cup (you can use oat barn or bread crumbs)
3 table spoon oil

heat oven to 375 degree franheit

mix set one ingredients
make patties
roll patties in the wheat barn
place in aluminum foil covered and oil sprayed baking sheet
On top of each burger drizzle a little of oil

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

If you don't like green onions you can use spinach or shredded cabbage