Sunday, January 27, 2008

the recipe list, movies, & the latest which i try to tally and see just how many new recipes i tried last year. (this is also so i can feel proud about my resolution last year!) i don't read too many foodie blogs, i prefer to browse the cookbooks i own, however, i really love molly's orangette blog and i've tried many of her recipes with lots of success. they seem to all be relatively simple, with lots of yummy goodness & a twist of homey flair that i dig. check out her blog if these recipes seem intriguing to you. & if you are dying to try one give me a little shout and i'll email it to you :) i'm also a fan of martha's cookbook (yes, the martha) & i have quite a few veggie specific cookbooks too (as i don't eat meat) -- "a beautiful bowl of soup", "enchanted broccoli forest", "rice & spice", "a spoonful of ginger", "new vegetarian", & "the big book of vegetarian" -- just a few of my go to books to browse...i also fell hard for nigel slater's "real food" cookbook last year -- simple, easy, dee-lish recipes.

here goes the list:

*ginger chocolate cookie recipe (of course i start off with cookies, ha!)
*tomoto sauce with onion & butter (just about the simplest, albeit richest, sauce i've tried...)
*salmon mustard dill sauce
*stephanie's granola - super yum
*portabello mushroom parmesan
*lentil salad
*lentil soup with ginger, lemon & carrots
*cilantro pesto
*red & black bean polenta pies
*white bean and tomato saute
*tuna salad bruschetta
*lentil & swiss chard soup
*pumpkin pancakes
*shrimp & pasta puttanesca
*mushroom stroganoff
*carrot cupcakes
*rice pudding
*lemon risotto with asparagus & peas
*molasses cookies
*raisin bran muffins
*white bean salad w/ zucchini & parmesan
*tuscan bread salad
*homemade tortilla chips
*banana bread with ginger
*neo-southern pimento cheese
*grilled halibut with lemon & lime
*tofu noodle toss with peanut sauce
*coffee cake muffins
*cream-braised brussels sprouts
*oven fries with old bay
*sweet-potato biscuits
*warm butternut squash and chickpea salad with tahini
*split pea soup with moroccan spiced butter
*spiced lentils with coconut cream and ginger
*feta and cumin phyllo packages
*mushroom & onion marmalade tarts
*basmati rice-stuffed roasted peppers
*moroccan chick pea soup
*french vegetable soup

....and that's about all i have gathered in my crazy "pile" that needs organizing. i bought some of susie's cutie recipe cards to transfer the keepers onto. i need to get on that project. i guess i didn't do too bad last year, i have more on the books for this year -- definitely more seasonal, & more local. have you tried any good recipes you loved & that stayed in the rotation?

in other news, we've watched a coupla good movies lately: "be here to love me" - about townes van zandt; an amazing songwriter, very good film. we've also seen, "helvetica", "glory days", "sherry baby", & more "grey's anatomy" (my guilty pleasure!) i checked out abby's posts and all the participants of beautiful films week and i'm excited to try a few on that list that looked really amazing.

i also had the pleasure of hanging out with shash and mati (& her mister h.) on friday evening while listening to sean hayes play. thanks for a fun evening gals - even though we were all totally tired & it was super rainy out :)

...i'm off to finish up my artwork for a small show i'm in in virginia, back in my hometown of norfolk.

have a good week lovelies!!


shash said...

i was seriously falling asleep there at the show, but it was cozy to be inside, out of the rain, listening to sean. thanks for a fun eve.

Pootlecat said...

nice recipe list there! i am such a geek with recipe books - i read them like story books but rarely use them to actually cook from! My current fave is Falling Cloudberries (you can get it on amazon) - amazing pic and little stories and the fiid is great. It's not veggie but does have some brill veggie recipes in there! Hope you are keeping well!

Katrina said...

super accomplishment on the cooking front! wow, very inspiring. the moosewood cookbooks are some of my favorites for fine veggie fare. and funny, i was supposed to go the sean hayes show friday night but didn't make it. was it good?!?

wendy said...

I think I would start my list with cookies too!
ginger chocolate - yum

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andrea said...

oh my goodness. yummiest list. ever.

sulu-design said...

Ah... Norfolk. I'm flying into Norfolk on Monday. Didn't know it was your hometown.
Your recipe list has me inspired - sounds like you had a yummy year.