Sweet Potato Cauliflower Chili

Sweet Potato Cauliflower Chili

Ingredients2 Onions (diced) 13 Jalapenos (diced, seeds removed) 3 Cloves Garlic Minced 1 Quart Veggie Stock2 Cups Water1 Can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo20 Dried Arbol Chiles (seeds removed) 2 Sweet Potatoes large diced 1 Head Cauliflower rough chopped 1 Can Black beans1 Can Pinto Beans1 Tablespoon Cumin1 Teaspoon Coriander1 Pinch Cinnamon1/2 Cup CornmealMore water if…

Plantain and Black Bean Tacos

Plantain and Black Bean Tacos

Because I work at a burrito shop that has great tacos, I don’t usually make them at home. The craving came up the other day though for plantain tacos so I whipped some up! They were much different than what we have at work so I was happy that I had made them. I highly recommend these as a filling vegetarian dinner and something new to eat next week!

Plantain Casserole

Plantain Casserole

Roger Mooking has a commercial on Cooking Channel where he whips together a tasty looking simple plantain gratin and it inspired me to make a more intricate deeper version of a plantain casserole. I wanted lots of layers of tasty things that I think go with plantains, like black beans, cojita cheese, onions, tomato, and habanero. I also mixed in a little quinoa just to add a little more substance and protein to the veggie dish. The whole thing turned out great, but make sure you use really ripe plantains. Most of mine were nice and yellow, but a few still had a little green to them and they were very noticeable and we mostly ate around them.

Romesco Udon With Tofuballs

Romesco Udon With Tofuballs

I saw this cool technique for making a veggie burger on Diners Drive-ins and Dives where instead of pressing the tofu before frying it, the chef pressed the tofu right on the grill. I knew I had to try this and the first attempt was making these veggie “meatballs”. When you press the tofu right on the grill you save a million paper towels, and you can just sort of leave it there and forget about it. It takes about an hour on a med-low temp and you only have to flip it once. The result is a really nice chewy tofu that adds a great texture to any vegetarian meat replacement. I served these tofu-balls with udon noodles and zucchini tossed in a simple romesco sauce.

Beans and Greens Stuffed Mushrooms

Beans and Greens Stuffed Mushrooms

These mushrooms were a healthy and easy weeknight dinner and came out wayyy better than I even imagined. In fact, I was having a beer with some friends at a burger place near my apartment and I had to leave to make these just as their burgers were arriving to the table. I was really questioning my sanity, but after one bite of the mushroom I totally forgot about the burgers!

Plantain Rowboats

Plantain Rowboats

I was sitting having breakfast with my Aunt and Uncle, and they were flipping through an early early draft of Stuffed, when they mentioned a tasty stuffed treat they had while on vacation in Puerto Rico. The Plantain Canoes, or “Canoas”, are usually filled with a ground meat mixture and topped with cheese. I was happy to have a new dish to try and make, but also wished that such a fun unique dish could have made it into the book! I decided to make these canoes into rowboats because they are faster.