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In the kitchen at Di's House

Meatless Monday – Moosewood Pasta Primavera

Asparagus was on sale for $1.98/pound last week, I’m guessing maybe because of Valentine’s Day.  Originally I was going to use it for ramen but instead opted for pasta primavera, from the Moosewood Restaurant Favorites cookbook.  Instead of fresh tomatoes I used some I had roasted from last summer.  For the red pepper, I added some chopped red, yellow & green peppers, also frozen from the summer.  On a cold day, the thought of primavera brightened things up around here.


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Meatless Monday – Chile Relleno Quiche

I have a surplus of eggs so we had quiche for dinner.  I found a recipe for Chile Relleno Quiche which sounded good, so I started there.  I changed it a little by lining the pie plate with tortilla pieces (quarters around the sides, a single one in the center), and added chopped green onion, olives and pickled jalapenos.  It took a bit longer for it to bake, more like 70 minutes in my oven vs. the 40-50 minutes in the recipe.  I was happily surprised that everything fit perfectly in a 10″ pie plate (as the recipe specifies).


I’m glad I “lined” the pan with tortillas because it made it easier to take slices out.  You can see some of the tortilla bits poking up around the edge.  The quiche is VERY cheesy, I guess because it’s supposed to be chile relleno.  I even put less cheese than the recipe calls for.  Next time I’ll add fresh green chiles instead of canned.  Canned weren’t bad, it’s just that fresh has more flavor.  Oh, I also added some Southwest seasoning to the egg mixture.  Que sabroso!

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Happy National Homemade Soup Day!

I made an Americanized version of udon soup for National Homemade Soup Day.  It was a good way to use up leftover Korean beef and clean out the vegetable bin.  For the “stock,” I used half a packet of ramen seasoning, since I don’t use the whole thing when I cook Top Ramen.  The noodles were regular udon.  This is my latest addiction.  I bought a giant package of udon thinking it would take forever to use it and I’ve gone through about half of it already.


I haven’t posted lately but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking.  I just have gotten lazy about posting and then now I have lots of pics and the thought of doing a post gets to feel overwhelming.

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