Archive for January, 2011

Butternut Squash and Kidney Beans

This was something that I just threw together, using some of my bumper crop of butternut squash.  It was very tasty, so I wanted to post the recipe.  No picture, because, quite frankly, it wasn’t very nice to look at!

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, cut into cubes, and roasted in the oven
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons of raisins
  • 1 15-oz. can of kidney beans, and a little bit of the liquid in the can

Heat the peanut oil in a pan over medium heat.  Add the curry powder and the raisins and cook for a couple minutes.  Add the butternut squash and the kidney beans and cook for about 5 minutes.  Makes two servings.

Holiday Seitan Roast

I made this on Xmas Day. It was adapted from a recipe I found online. I halved the ingredients in the loaf itself, but used the full amounts of the ingredients in the broth and the glaze. And I didn’t cook it in quite the same way as described in the recipe – I boiled the roast in the broth for an hour, and I think I cooked it in the oven for two hours. Oh, and I didn’t wrap the roast in cheesecloth and twine, so it ended up a bit looser and bumpier than it would have if I had followed the instructions.

Anyway, it was quite tasty. I haven’t had much luck with seitan before, but this turned out very well. I think it was the tofu that made the difference – it made the seitan softer and less chewy. And the glaze was really good too – it added just the right amount of sweetness to the dish.

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