Sweet & Sour Broccoli with Peanuts

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: April 13, 2018
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes

A beautiful stir-fry accompaniment to rice, noodles or any grain or pasta.

Sweet & Sour Broccoli with Peanuts

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Sprouted Wheat Burgers

Source: Ecological Cooking
Made: August 13, 2012
Yield: 8 burgers
Time needed: less than 30 minutes if using left-over cooked barley; add 40 minutes to cook barley.

Prior preparation needed:
Start sprouting wheat several days in advance.
Barley can be cooked in advance.

Veggie burgers tend to be more delicate than meat burgers and fall apart more easily.  On the plus side though, they often taste great.  I very much like this combination of flavours. 

Sprouted Wheat Burger

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Wilted Spinach Salad

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: February 2, 2018
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: about 15 minutes

Very quick to make and to be served immediately. I discovered this is a love it or hate it salad. The ingredient making a difference is the sesame oil. I love it, my daughter hates it. The other intriguing frill is that the dressing is heated, and poured on hot, slightly wilting the spinach—hence the name. Anyway, it gets a two-thumbs up from me for taste as well as ease of preparation.

Wilted Spinach Salad

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Black Bean Piquante Sauce

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: January 13, 2018
Yield: 6 servings (about 1 1/2 quarts)
Time needed: 3 hours if beginning with dried beans

This makes a large quantity of sauce and I think 6 servings is an underestimate. The final simmering is best done in a slow cooker so, starting with dried beans and the necessary pre-soaking as well as the time to cook the beans, then 4 or more hours in the slow cooker, one needs to plan for a two-day project.

Out of that possibly only 20 minutes is active preparation.

The resulting sauce is quite pleasant though. I think I will find plenty of uses for it.

Black Bean Sauce on noodles and rice

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Basic Vegetable Stock

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: March 26, 2014
Yield: 8-10 cups
Time needed: 3 hours

This is a lovely vegetarian stock, very simple to make.  After the initial sautéing, just allow to simmer, then strain.  The stock can be used as a base for sauces and soups or for cooking grains.  It is also good as a light first course with bread.

Basic Vegetable Stock

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