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The recipes below came from a period of interest in the macrobiotic diet, which emphasizes grains, beans and vegetables. As each ingredient is added alone, then allowed to cook 3-5 minutes before the next is added, this develops an unexpected subtlety in the final taste.
The second recipe was inspired by the first and grew up in Kentucky where our California abundance of fresh foods does not exist. It is included because it is tasty in its own right, and has a completely different character from the original.
Serves about three
The broccoli may be peeled if old or tough.
Cook covered five minutes more.
Cover and simmer a few minutes, then add the beans and their liquid and cook about 5 minutes more until hot and tender.
You may add a layer of fresh tofu (soy curd) on top of the beans after you have stirred the sauce. If you do, let it simmer until the tofu is hot through, then do not stir before serving (or it will break apart).
Serve this dish over short or long grain brown rice.
Slightly more than a gallon
Include the cooking or canned liquid for each, use other types of beans if you like.
Simmer 1 1/2 - 2 hours, covered, stirring frequently.
In the bottom of your pot put 1 T each soy sauce and oil.
Measure, then place in the pot.
You have a sort of vegetable parfait with beans on top. Add enough hot water to make about 3/4" liquid in the bottom of the pot, cover tightly and steam over a moderate heat without stirring about 15-20 minutes until done.
Serve over rice or noodles, giving part of the "gravy" with each serving.
You can put cubes of tofu on top of the cabbage with the beans before you steam the dish.
These vegetables are necessary to provide the natural sweet flavor of this dish.
(Vegetarian) a spicy dish
About 3 quarts
Simmer, stirring, until vegetables are tender but crisp.
Beat the eggs into the soy burger, add to the chili pot, simmer about 5 minutes.
Stir well and let the whole thing simmer about 1 hour or more until the flavors are blended.
To make "chili straight", leave out the pinto beans and double the amount of prepared vita-burger mix + eggs you use. The dish already contains lots of high quality protein, but serve with grated cheese, chopped raw onion and cornbread or tortillas for a satisfying complete protein meal. Also great in tacos, tostados, and burritos,
Tortillas may be heated in a 350 degree oven. Place them directly on the rack.
serves 4 or 5 hungry people
Cook together, stirring frequently as the spices brown. Add a little water as necessary to prevent sticking.
Simmer until hot, stirring to break up the tomatoes. Pour over the cooked vegetables and broth, simmer about 15 minutes until flavor blend.
Curried dishes are usually served over rice with at least four of the following side dishes: chopped nuts, grated hard-boiled egg, chutney, raisins, plain yogurt, grated coconut, baco-bits (a replacement for the well-known Bombay duck, actually a dried fish, of India), or chopped onion or bell pepper. By selecting several of the high protein toppings, you create a combination which will amply satisfy your protein hunger.
About 8 servings
Put the mushrooms and onions in and steam covered until the onions are tender and the pan is almost dry.
Stir this into the mushroom pan, then cook over low heat stirring constantly until it is hot.
Serve over noodles or rice.
If you wish to prepare a single serving, you can put the mushroom sauce over preheated noodles and place it under the broiler till hot. To do this, do not cook the stroganoff after the sour cream is added--refrigerate until needed.