Oct. 12th, 2012

surrealestate: (Sentient Broccoli)
  • 2 bunches Russian Red Kale
  • 2 heads Cauliflower
  • 2 bunches Rabe
  • 2 bunches Japanese Turnips (+Greens)
  • 2 bunches Leeks
  • 2 Sugar Pumpkins
  • 2 Butternut Squash
  • 10 Bell Peppers

Once again, the magic of mashed turnips and sauteed turnip greens. Crazy. And a big batch of kale chips of awesomeness. I wonder if my new mizuna "trick" will work on rabe, too. May give it a try. [ETA: It does! Awesome!]

Meanwhile, two of the butternuts turned into an awesome soup and last week's pumpkins gave themselves up for the honor of being kaddo bourani. Not a healthy dish by a long shot, but wow, that's good stuff. It was less work than the cassoulet, but took more time because it sits in the oven for over three hours. And now I have a jar of pumpkin syrup which makes for some nice soda.

Pictures! (&recipe info)

Recipe from Helmand in Cambridge via SFGate.com. I veganized, of course, so the major mod was TVP in place of the ground beef. I also made some minor mods based on what I had around.

This was off-the-cuff as usual. I roasted the squashen, sauteed leeks and celery, added the squash mush along with some stock and water. Also added some curry powder and cumin (and of course salt). Blended the whole thing. Lastly, I mixed in some lite coconut milk.

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