Saturday, March 24, 2007

Apple Bran Muffins

Homemade applesauce:
1 apple, cored and diced
1/4 cup water
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp brown sugar or honey
1 tbsp cinnamon

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and let simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender and mushy. Using a fork, mash the apples into sauce. For smoother applesauce, peel the apples before cooking.

Muffins:
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup oat bran
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup egg beaters (= 1 egg)
1/3 cup soy milk
1/2 cup homemade applesauce
1 apple, cored and diced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Grease muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray such as Pam. Fill muffin tins and sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the tops. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Potato and Leek Soup

white and pale green part of two large leeks, split lengthwise, washed well, and chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
salt
pepper
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup chicken broth
2 large potatoes, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
1 tbsp fresh parsley, minced

In large saucepan, cook the leeks in olive oil with salt and pepper to taste, covered, over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until they are softened but not browned. Add the water, the broth, and the potatoes, and simmer the mixture, covered, for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. In a blender, puree half the soup, stir the pure into the remaining soup with the parsley, and season the soup with salt and pepper. Serves 2 generously.

Peanut Sauce Stirfry

1/2 cup brown rice
1 cup water

1 green bell pepper
2 carrots
1 small onion or 1/2 large onion
1 head of broccoli
1/3 package extra firm tofu

Peanut sauce:
3 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsbp sesame oil
1/2 cup hot water
1 clove garlic, minced
crushed red pepper
salt
pepper

In a small pot, combine rice and water. Bring to boil, and then lower to simmer. Let simmer for approximately 50 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all water has been absorbed.

Coursely chop all vegetables. Cut tofu into 1-inch cubes. Coat the bottom of a pan with non-stick cooking spray and sautee vegetables and tofu at low heat for 10 minutes.

Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a blender and blend until the sauce has the consistency of a thick liquid.

When the rice and vegetables are done, plate rice and vegetables, and pour sauce as desired over the dish. Serves 2.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Coconut M&M Cookies

1 cup Soy Garden or Earth Balance (in place of butter)
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Egg Beaters (in place of 1 egg)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1 12-ounce package of M&Ms (regular or mini baking size)
1/2 cup coconut flakes

Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix into creamed mixture. Stir in M&M'S and coconut. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and centers are still soft. Let cool before eating. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Recipe Archive

Use this archive to find recipes here on Color Me Green, as well as from my older food blog called the Wounded Chef. Some of these listings are detailed original recipes, while others are more like guidelines or inspiration, so please take my instructions with a grain of salt. Gluten free recipes are indicated throughout. Bon appetit!

Baked Goods and DessertsAppetizers and DipsCondiments, Sauces and Pickles . SaladsVegetable Sides Eggs and Brunch . Soups and StewsPizza, Bread and CrackersVegetarian Entrees . Meaty Entrees . Seafood . Drinks . Campsite Cooking

Baked Goods and Desserts Almond and Chocolate Chip Biscotti
Apricot Cherry Muffins (or Cupcakes)
Almond Joy Cupcakes
Apple Bran Muffins
Apple Chocolate Chip Cake
Apple Pear Pie with Gingerbread Crust
Apricot Cherry Muffins/Cupcakes
Banana Muffins
Beet Oreo Cakes
Beet Cocoa Cupcakes
Blueberry Lavender Ice Cream
Buckwheat Apple Chocolate Chip Muffins
Butternut Squash Maple Oat Muffins
Carrot Cupcakes
Cocoa Applesauce Muffins
Cocoa Zucchini Cupcakes
Coconut M&M Cookies
Coconut Topped Brownies
German Chocolate Cupcakes
Honey Baby Cupcakes with Maple Almond Frosting
Maple Hazelnut Muffins
Mini Apple Pies
Mini Rhubarb and Apple Galettes
Misshapen Dulce de Leche Cupcakes
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Oreo Cupcakes
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Make Ahead Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Pumpkin Cupcakes
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
Reddish Beet Velvet Cupcakes with Bourbon Cream Cheese
Rhubarb Lemon Almond Cupcakes
Slow Cooked Honey Nut Granola
Upside-Down Berry Cornmeal Cake
Vanilla Blueberry Ice Cream Cake
Very Apple Coffee Cake

Gluten Free
Almond Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Almost Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes
Bananas Dipped in Chocolate
Brandy Truffles Rolled in Cocoa and Coconut
Gluten Free Walnut Beet Brownies
Chocolate Almond Coconut Bark
How to Roast Pumpkin Puree
Milkshakes
Pumpkin Ice Cream
Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream

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Appetizers and Dips
Beet and Goat Cheese Crostini
Kale and Piave Crostini
Bruschetta

Gluten Free
Herbed White Bean Dip
Hummus
Kale Hummus
Moroccan Carrot Dip
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Spinach Goat Cheese Dip

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Condiments, Sauces and Pickles These condiments are gluten free
Fresh Tomato and Corn Salsa
Garlic Scape Aoli
Garlic Scape Pesto
Grilled Eggplant Caponata
Lemon Thyme Viniagrette
Homemade Spicy Honey Mustard
McClure's Canned Garlic and Dill Pickles
Pickled Peppers
Pickled Swiss Chard Stems
Spicy Meatloaf Sauce

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Salads These salads are gluten free or can be made so by replacing the grain with quinoa or rice
Baby Kale and Parmesan Salad
Bean, Avocado, and Wheatberry Salad
"Bruschetta" Tabbouleh
Cabbage, Chickpea, and Rice Salad
Calamari and Greens Salad
Israeli Cousous, Chickpea, and Arugula Salad
Marinated Cucumber and Radish Salad
Mustard Broccoli Slaw
Potato Salad
Potato Salad with Swiss Chard Stems and Mustard-Shallot Vinaigrette
Quinoa Salad with Garlic Scape Pesto, Olives, and Feta
Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Summer Squash
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Potato and Egg Salad
Vegetarian Taco Salad

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Vegetable Sides
These sides are gluten free
Braised Green Cabbage
Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes)
Cornmeal Shallow Fried Okra
Green beans with lemon, shallots and almonds
Hasselback sweet potatoes with maple syrup and sage
Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Kale Sauteed with Balsamic Vinegar and Mustard
Oven Roasted Fries with Vinegar-Spiked Mayonnaise
Roasted butternut squash with chickpeas and parmesan
Sauteed Turnip Greens and Spring Garlic
Smashed Potatoes and Celery Root
Smashed Potatoes and Swiss Chard
Smoky Crock Pot Baked Beans
Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Brussels Sprouts
Stuffing with celery, apple and onion (not gluten free)

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Eggs and Brunch
Breakfast Pizza with Ramps, Ricotta, and Sunnyside Eggs
Cornmeal Berry Pancakes
Lemon and Basil Eggs over Focaccia
Make Ahead Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Peach and Nectarine Smoothie
Perfect Pancakes with Bacon Fat

Gluten Free
Asparagus Frittata
Mini Frittatas
Scrambled Eggs with Ramps

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Soups and Stews These soups are gluten free or can be made so by replacing the grain with quinoa or rice
Chunky Gazpacho with Shrimp
Crockpot Kale, Farro, and Bean Soup with Poached Egg
Lamb Shoulder and Vegetable Stew
Lentil, Sausage, Kale, and Rice Stew
Lentil Soup with Parmesan Rinds
Potato Leek Soup
Two Bean Quinoa Vegetarian Chili
Spice Pumpkin Soup with Bacon Croutons

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Pizza, Bread, and Crackers My go-to whole grain bread
Naturally Risen Sourdough
Making Whole Grain Sourdough Bread
Go-to Grilled Pizza Dough
Grilled Pizza with Arugula and Goat Cheese
Grilled Pizza with Tomatoes, Eggplant, Gouda, and Fresh Basil
Go-to Oven Pizza Dough
Breakfast Pizza with Ramps, Ricotta, and Sunnyside Eggs
Pizza with Chicken and Hot Pepper
Pizza with Meatball and Onion
Pizza with Sauteed Radish Greens and Sausage
Green Pizza with Garlic Scape Pesto, Olives, and Feta
Hamburger Buns
Whole Wheat Tortillas
Herbed Cheese Crackers
Rosemary Leek Buttermilk Biscuits
Herbed No Knead Rolls

Meaty Entrees "Eskimo Burgers" with mustard, gruyere, caramelized onions, and spinach
Italian Meatballs
Kale and Bran Meatloaf
Moroccan Lamb Meatballs with Chickpeas over Pita
Orzo with Sausage, White Beans, and Kale

Gluten Free
Balsamic Marinated Steak
Braised Lamb Chops
Braised Lamb Shanks
Fried Rice with Asparagus and Chicken
Grilled Chicken "Saag"
Grilled Lamb Leg Steaks
Grilled Lamb Rip Chops

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Seafood These seafood dishes are gluten free or can be made so by replacing the grain with quinoa or rice
Calamari and Greens Salad
Beer Steamers
Grilled Clams with Garlic Scape Pesto
Grilled Monkfish and Vegetable Kebobs
Grilled sandshark
Long-Sauteed Calamari
Mark Bittman’s Fish and Cabbage
Orzo with Shrimp, Ramps, and Swiss Chard
Paella
Pan-Seared Scallops over Roasted Beets and Bacon
Rhode Island Style Calamari
Sauteed Flounder, Kale, and Homemade Fries
Sauteed Flounder, Roasted Asparagus, and Quinoa with Parsley Mayonnaise
Scallops with Israeli Couscous and Kale
Scallops over Summer Vegetable Couscous

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Drinks Lavender Gin Fizz
Pretty Pink Rhubarb Cocktails
Watermelon Lime Mint Punch

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Campsite Cooking Campsite Cooking in Maine
Campsite Cooking in Upstate NY

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