Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Vegan MoFo ~ Seasonal Produce
Today for Vegan MoFo we were challenged with using all seasonal produce in a dish. Take a look at some of the dishes that I was able to create using seasonal produce. I will note if there are any other ingredients that come from different produce stands that aren't pictured in the Hatch Patch haul!
In this dish is...1 C Green Beans (frozen from fresh obtained thru a friend), 1 Carrot (from previous Hatch Patch haul), 1/2 Zucchini (above), 1 Mini Eggplant (above), 1/2 T Wildtree Garlic Galore, 1 Frozen Ginger Cube (can use 1 T Fresh Ginger), 1 T Grapeseed Oil, 1 t Turmeric, 1 t Cumin, 1 t Curry, 3/4 C Coconut Milk, 1/2 t Black Himalayan Sea Salt (or to taste).
I pan fried the following...2 Potatoes (above), 1/2 Zucchini, 1 C Corn (Frozen from fresh given to me by my sister who got it at a local produce auction), Earth Balance & Grapeseed Oil combo for flavor and pan frying, and I topped it with the Pine Nut Parmesan I blogged about HERE.
This was TASTY!
4 Small Potatoes (above)
1 Carrot (Mentioned above)
1 Small Onion (From Papa's Produce - another local stand)
*at this point I boiled the above until soft. I then put 1 and 1/2 C of the boiling water into my Vitamix along with the softened produce above. I also added 1/2 C Cashews, 1/2 T Wildtree Garlic Galore, 1 t Onion Powder, pinch or to taste of Black Himalayan Sea Salt, 2 T Nutritional Yeast.
I originally was sent this recipe by my husband on Facebook. I tried it the way it was suggested but HAD to add some things because it was lacking flavorful. Most notably the Nutritional Yeast and Garlic. It certainly has potential. I will be doing this again and probably a different way each time. Yes...I should have used macaroni noodles but didn't have any...I used what I had on hand and that was spaghetti noodles. I will say that I think by using the potato in this recipe that it certainly helps with the texture and starchiness of the dish. I'm sure you will be seeing variations of this dish in the future from me.