Archive for June 21st, 2009

>Recipes Week Ending 6/21


I’m going to start keeping track of recipes I cook w/ the garden veggies. These are self creations, often inspired by ideas from cookbooks or the internet. I don’t put amounts since I never measure. I just go on appearance and taste. I’ll also start taking pictures next week.
Two Bean Salad
Fresh veggies used – butter beans, green beans, cherry tomatoes, onion
Cook onion and bacon

Boil butter beans for 20-25 minutes (until tender)

During last five minutes throw in kitchen sliced green beans
Quarter cherry tomatoes
For dressing, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, fresh cilantro
Pico de Gallo
fresh veggies used – romas, cherry tomatoes, red onion, mexican lime, serrano pepper
Chop up tomatoes, pepper, onion, a few cloves of garlic, cilantro
Blend together using “stir” level
Add lime juice, salt
Layered Zucchini/Tomato Bake – My new Favorite Dish
fresh veggies used – zucchini, romas
Cut zucchini and tomatoes in slices. Make tomatoes about 1 1/2 – 2 times as thick as the zucchini, since the tomatoes seem to cook faster.
Layer zucchini, drizzle with olive oil, add salt and pepper
Layer tomatoes
Sprinkle top w/ bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
Bake in oven at 350. I can’t remember how long, I think around 30 minutes.
Cajun Chicken Tacos
fresh veggies used – okra, romas, onion, jalapeno or serrano pepper, corn
Shred a rotisserie purchased chicken
Cook onion, okra, pepper, garlic for a few minutes
Add tomatoes (crushed consistency) and cajun spices (cayenne, paprika, chili powder)
Cook for a while until okra is soft
Add corn and chicken to warm through
Put mixture in tortillas, yum!
fresh veggies used – butter beans, corn, onion, cherry tomatoes, can also use zucchini or squash 
Running out of time – will do quick version
Cook veggies
Make white sauce
Mix and serve over rice, sprinkle with cherry tomato halves and cris bacon pieces

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