Oustanding combination of vegetables, herbs and cheese; they complement each other perfectly. Would make a great vegetarian summer (or anytime) one-dish meal. I found this recipe on-line when searching for artichoke recipes (hey, you can never have too many good ones). Then I tweaked a little to improve it.
Vegetarian and French, practically a contradiction in terms! Well, I actually discovered, when I opened the newspaper to the food section this morning, that there actually are recipes like that out there! This is a recipe from La Zucca Magica in Nice, France. Brought to us by Mark Bittman, the minimalist. When I make this I will make lower fat substitutions, but I've printed it as published.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. Cassoulet (bean stews with herbs) ingredients vary widely all over France. This is a mediterranean version. I made this with 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs and 1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs) and was quite pleased with the outcome! I've changed instructions to accomodate canned chick peas instead of dried. Beans, sauce and topping are made separately but concurrently before being combined at the end. From Vegetarian Times Cooks Mediterranean.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. A vegetarian Salade Nicoise with pasta. In France, this salad is only served in spring and summer, so use the freshest vegetables you can find. Pasta cooks with potatoes and beans, which makes it easy and fast. From Vegetarian Times Cooks Mediterranean. Have not made this yet.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. All the delectable flavors of southern France. From Vegetarian Times Cooks Mediterranean. After I tried this, I decided my personal preference would be to add more tomatoes, because I like tomatoes and I prefer a higher sauce to pasta ratio. So, I recommend using 8 tomatoes instead of 5. I also changed the directions for chopping the eggplant to 1/2 inch instead of 1 so it will get a little softer and cook quicker. I really liked garlic breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese on top so I recommend that as well. Enjoy.
A Provençal classic. Made this for dinner tonight. I just love fresh basil leaves and spring is the best season to get them! Note that the pistou is very garlicky, so tone it down a bit if you or anyone in your family is not a big garlic fan. Based on an article in the food section of the NY Times by Mark Bittman (the Minimalist). Pistou is pesto en français. I changed this around a bit to make lower fat and a bit easier. Am posting for Zaar World Tour 2006.
This recipe was published in the New York Times today. It's a New Orleans recipe that was salvaged from Hurricane Katrina, originally published in the Times-Picayune. It was Judy Laine's recipe, a hurricane survivor whose home was flooded with 10 feet of water and who broke both legs during the storm. It's comforting and very inexpensive. Some bisques are vegetarian, but most all have cream. This doesn't, so I'm not sure why it's called a bisque. It's sweet and hot at the same time. I recommend you use less cayenne and jalapeno if you prefer less spicy. Molasses gives it an appealing and distinctive taste, though I'm sure you could use other sweeteners if you don't have any.
A delicious vegetarian version that pairs well with inexpensive but good red or white wines. If your tomatoes are not very moist you can omit some of the draining time, like I did. I made this with a processed gruyere cheese (which was all the store had) and Italian flavored bread crumbs. Can be served as canapes (quartered) or makes six sandwiches. Published in the New York Times.
Vegetarian and French, practically a contradiction in terms! Well, I actually discovered, when I opened the newspaper to the food section this morning, that there actually are recipes like that out there! This is a recipe from La Zucca Magica in Nice, France. Brought to us by Mark Bittman, the minimalist.
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