Friday, May 30, 2008

Cool weather food

It's been cool and windy lately. I know, cool is a relative term, but compared to Townsville summer I definitely think it's cold. Some people love to get all rugged up in the cold weather. I prefer summer.

To keep warm, we've been eating lots of stews and bakes. And as I mentioned in my last post, the market produce is prolific, so I think we've been eating petty well.

This is roasted beetroot and radishes, seasoned simply with olive oil, salt and pepper. On the side we had roasted plain and orange sweet potato, which were tossed with cornflour and rosemary and thyme before baking. And we had a pile of sauteed greens--radish greens, rocket, and spinach, plus the leftover salad from Andy's birthday fiesta.

There's nothing like a hot meal on a cold morning. This is the Sleepy Sunday Scramble from La Dolce Vegan. We added spinach at the end, and Andy's trick to make tofu scrambles creamy is a splash of soy milk. I highly recommend this recipe.More from La Dolce Vegan. Aloo mattar potatoes and peas, plus Eggplant Bharta. To the bharta we added broccoli and carrot as well. Both very good, especially with a bit of tofu sour cream mixed through. And of course, topped with some of the ridiculous amount of coriander we got from the market.
Mexican food is always welcome in our house. Over the summer we eat burritoes, but in winter we have Mexican-style casseroles. This is a sweet potato, black bean and corn casserole with cornbread topping. The topping is Wolffie's 'Buttermilk' Cornbread from La Dolce Vegan, but I cut the recipe in half and added a few tablespoons of coriander pesto. We had enough batter for a few yummy corn muffins, too. And on top is a heavily coriander-ed guacamole.
Hope you're all nice and warm, wherever you are in the globe!

10 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

It's definitely warming up here - hope you don't get too cold down in Australia!! Keep eating those warm, delicious meals of yours! :0)

romina said...

Even though it's warming up here in the Northern Hemisphere, I'm still a wee bit jealous that you get to enjoy all the cold weather food!

Wolffie's cornbread looks AMAZING. I must try that, as I have yet to cook anything from La Dolce Vegan. =(

Cookiemouse said...

The weather here is fine but not so sunny as it has been. Trust you are keeping warm. Amazing cornbread!

Bianca said...

It's so neat that you guys are entering winter and we're entering summer! I always forgot about how far apart the seasons are in other parts of the world!

BTW, you're mexican casserole looks yumm!

the little one said...

It is great that you're loving La Dolce Vegan so much! My next recommendation is the edamame hummus. Wow! I serve it in the halved cherry tomatoes as they suggest. Crazy good. I just made it for a party yesterday so I should be posting pics some time soon.

Vivacious Vegan said...

It is so funny to me how it's turning hot (90 degrees here) and it's turning cold there for you. I'm like you in that I also prefer summer.

Alice (in Veganland) said...

The best thing about cold weather are actually the amazing stews you crave so... have fun!

lengslog said...

oh my goodness roasted rootbeat and radishes look amazing! I love the color! Do you mind sharing the recipe?

Vegan_Noodle said...

It's downright HOT where I am. But all your food still looks sooo good, even in this weather! I had a tofu scramble yesterday, I will try the soy milk splash trick!

Theresa said...

Thanks everyone for your comments!

Leng, I had 5 little beet roots, and a bunch of radishes. Cut them up into bite sized pieces, toss them with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper (and minced garlic, if you like) and bake, anywhere from 350-400, for 20 to 40 minutes, until they're tender and a bit crispy outside. It's perfect to make if you're cooking something else in the oven, because it's so forgiving with temperatures and whatnot. Plus, the beets dye everything a bit pink :)