Sleek

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: March 9, 2017
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: 1 hour

An unusual and intriguing combination of bulgar wheat and kale. Takes some time and care, but worth a try. Remember to cook the black-eyed peas the day before if using dried beans to have them ready for this dish.

Sleek

Sleek

Sleek
3 very large onions, coarsely chopped
5 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup bulgur
2 lb. fresh kale, thoroughly rinsed, patted dry & chopped
1 cup cooked black-eyes peas, drained
water, as needed
salt to taste
freshly-ground black pepper
fresh lemon wedges

In a large skillet, sauté the onions in the olive oil over medium heat until very dark brown and sweet, at least one hour. Watch carefully and stir often to prevent burning.

Meanwhile, place bulgur in a heat-proof bowl.
Pour boiling water over it.
Cover bowl with a towel and set aside for 30 minutes.

When onion is ready, increase heat.
Add kale and stir fry, tossing constantly until wilted.
Reduce heat.
Add black-eyed peas and soaked bulgur.
Toss all together, cover and cook slowly until kale is well-cooked.
If needed, add some tablespoons of water to prevent sticking.
Season all with salt and plenty of freshly-ground pepper.
Serve with fresh lemon wedges.

Home-fried Potatoes

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: September 2, 2016
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 20-40 minutes

Prior Preparation Needed
Cook potatoes a day ahead of time (optional).

I had this as a supper, but the book lists it under breakfast. So, if you like a hearty breakfast, here’s a good choice. But great for lunch or supper, too. I used this season’s new potatoes for this.

Home-fried Potatoes

Home-fried Potatoes

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Tempura

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried: May 31, 2012
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: about 15 minutes.

I used peanut oil for this, both in the batter and for frying. Peanut oil will heat to a high temperature without smoking and the flavour is an excellent companion to the cabbage bedding.  For vegetables I used butternut squash.

Squash fried in tempura batter on bedding of shredded cabbage

Squash fried in tempura batter on bedding of shredded cabbage

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Vegetable Barley

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: March 30, 2012
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: About 20 minutes (10 for chopping vegetables; 10 for cooking)

Prior preparation needed
Cook barley & soy grits (30-40 minutes)

This is a lovely and very simple stir-fry using barley instead of the more typical rice as the  grain accompaniment.

 

Vegetable Barley

Vegetable Barley

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