Sunday, October 14, 2012

Moqueca- Brazilian Fish Stew

Moqueca Fish Stew




I recently tried this Brazilian stew and made some modifications, so my vegetarian-vegan tasting partner and I could both eat the same dish.  What is interesting about this stew is that the fish marinates in a ‘salsa’ like mixture of tomatoes, chili pepper, garlic, lime juice and cilantro, so you could even take a short cut and just use your favorite salsa, though this mixture is delicious.  I have used salmon, halibut and tofu in the stew, and I am sure tempeh would work jut as well.   It is a delicious stew that combines both Thai and Mexican flavors.

 Recipe after the jump

Friday, October 5, 2012

Southwestern Bean Salad with Quinoa


Southwestern Bean Salad with Quinoa



I love this salad because it can be modified to your taste.  I originally made this with green lentils but since my tasting partner has been espousing a ‘totally plant based diet’ otherwise known as a vegan diet, I added quinoa in place of the lentils.  You can also add more cayenne pepper if you prefer a spicier dish.

Recipe after the jump