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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Some Asian Inspired tastiness

Here are two asian-inspired meals from this past week. The first is Miso Broccoli and Adzuki Stirfry....I believe thats the original name. Its a recipe from Nava Atlas' The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet. It is basically broccoli, onions, garlic, ginger, adzuki beans, miso, red pepper flakes and veggie broth. Obviously more than 5 ingredients there, but I think I added in the ginger and red pepper flakes. Excuse the dirty stove, things were splattering everywhere.

Next was Sesame Roasted Radishes served with kale, onion, tempeh and shiitakes sauteed with hoisin, braggs, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes.

The radish recipe came from Kalyn's Kitchen blog. though I modified it a bit to be more Eat to Live friendly...I didn't toss the radishes with oil before cooking, just moistened them with water and sprayed the cooking sheet with canola spray. I then tossed then with 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil, 1 tbsp braggs instead of regular soy sauce and I upped the sesame seeds to 2 tbsp. They were so good! Although as a child and a rabid Fraggle fan, I used to eat radishes like candy, as an adult, I'm pretty neutral about them when served raw.

However, roasted they are a totally different creature...they have a pretty gentle flavor, with a touch of sweetness and a texture a bit like a watery potato. Next time, I think I need to roast them a bit longer, since I realized afterwards that the radishes in Kalyn's blog were a lot more roasty-toasty looking. But they were still good! And the bunnies agree, radish leaves are excellent, though they decided to forego the sesame seeds and oil.

I never realized the radishes were so pretty!


At 11:55 AM, Blogger Kalyn said...

Rachael, thanks for the mention! I'm so glad you liked the radishes. And you made them even healthier; good for you! Weren't you just amazed how different the cooked radishes tasted than raw ones? I sure was.

At 1:26 AM, Blogger KleoPatra said...

Rachael, i want to tell you that i think your blog is really cool and i love what you wrote at Judith's blog about the beekeeping and as well about the eggs and how you feel about chickens (i <3 'em too)... i just wanted to stop by and say hello... Thanks for being a compassionate soul!!


At 3:28 PM, Blogger Judith MacCaellich-Young said...

Roasted radish...now that I have never tried! I shall add it to my list of things to taste. Thank you :)
I tried a stirfry almost the same tonight, but using black chinese holy rice. It was scrummy too!


At 12:37 AM, Blogger Celine said...

ooooh I'll have to try this radish recipe!!! I like them a lot just like that with a bit of "butter" and salt. but it can get pretty boring after a while.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger bazu said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I'm loving it! Nice to "meet" a fellow Syracuse vegan/blogger. The food in this post is seriously good. I'm especially eying that miso-adzuki stir-fry. Perfect for our chilly weather as of late!

Oh, and have you heard about the next Syracuse Vegan Society get-together? It's an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet- sounds amazing. It's on July 15. If you want me to forward you the email, you can email me at: bazooq (at) gmail. If you already know about it, disregard this whole paragraph!


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