Hi to everyone, especially my mentor, Zoe, in Santa Cruz! Here are 2
recipes I hope you will enjoy:
CHILE RELLENOS WITH LEMON-CILANTRO RICE
2 c. rice - white or brown
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped, excluding stems
1 lemon, juice and grated rind
"chicken" stock mix or 1T. "Better than Bouillon"
Slit open the chiles and remove seeds, stuff with rolled-up pieces of tofu
cheese. In a bowl, mix together the rice, cilantro, lemon juice and rind.
Spread half the rice mixture in a covered casserole, lay the chiles in over
it, then put in the other half of the rice mixture on top. Use 4 c. water,
mixed with whatever chicken stock mix you use. Bake for 45 minutes at 375.
ONION "MEAT"LOAF SLICES IN CATSUP GRAVY
1 c. oatmeal (coarse grind is best)
1 c. TVP (granular)
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. minced celery
1/2 c. minced parsley
whatever other herbs you like
1 packet "Lipton Recipe Secrets Beefy Onion" mix (has virtually no fat and
1/2 c. catsup
enough water to make a slightly-softer-than-meatloaf mixture
Mix all together in a bowl and let stand for 1/2 hour in the refrigerator
(the dried ingredients will absorb the water and the flavors will meld).
Add more water if necessary to make a meatloaf-like texture. Turn mixture
into a Pam-ed loaf pan and top with more catsup. Bake for 1 hour at 375.
When you take it out of the oven, allow it to cool completely (in the
refrigerator). If you cut it hot, it will crumble. Then slice it and warm
the slices up in a sauce made from 1 part catsup and 2 parts water. Serve
with mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort-food meal.
I would like to have some recipes for pasta sauces that don't include
tomatoes. I'm getting tomato-ed out!
Love from Mara van der Pas in Santa Cruz (marav@xxxxxxxxxx)
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curse of war and its miseries, and bent on the exploitation of all the
available sources of energy on the surface of the planet, a system in which
Force is made the servant of Justice, whose life is sustained by its
universal recognition of one God and by its allegiance to one common
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