Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. This would make a very pretty "spring" soup. From The Swedish Table by Helene Henderson. She recommends peeling the tomatoes but I probably wouldn't bother. I have not tried this recipe yet.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. The chef, Helene Henderson, has updated this classic recipe by adding garlic, lemon and parsley. I changed this slightly to specify 1 tablespoon olive oil because she suggested simmering the garlic for 15-20 minutes in half a cup of oil and draining all except for 2 tablespoons. That would have mistakenly affected the calculation of the fat content. You could use 2 tablespoons, or just use 1 tablespoon. From The Swedish Table. I have not tried this recipe yet.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. I'm always looking for an easy low-fat lasagna recipe, and I think this would work well. It also sounds pretty healthy, and a great one-dish meal for sure. You can use either whole milk ricotta or low-fat. If you'd prefer you could also use a marinara sauce with meat. Developed by Helene Henderson from her cookbook The Swedish Table.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. Helen Henderson, the chef, says that to satisfy any potato loving Swede's craving for pasta salad, you should add angel-hair pasta tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper. I say this looks good enough to eat on its own and the olives and tomatoes look too good to leave out. I reduced the olive oil to 1 tablespoon from 3 and guessed on the cook time. If you don't have access to a grill I think you could grill in a non-stick frying pan with a small amount of olive oil. From The Swedish Table.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. Try whole wheat couscous for nutritional boost. Can be used to top polenta or pasta. Quick and easy and very low-fat. Saffron is very good but very expensive and some grocery stores only sell it from behind a counter. From Vegetarian Times Cooks Mediterranean. Have not made this yet.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. Allegedly a "favorite company dish" and based on the way this tasted I would agree! The olive and dill combination with a hint of garlic was key. It's also not overly laden with mayonnaise (you might want to add more, if desired), but the original recipe calls for 1/4 cup soy mayonnaise. I used a light mayonnaise. If you are put off by the taste of raw onion, either use less or soak chopped onion in water for an hour or so. From The Jewish Vegetarian Year Cookbook.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. Oranges and bananas are a great combo, and I like the idea of adding some sweet red wine to a fruit salad! From The Jewish Vegetarian Year Cookbook. Have not tried this recipe yet.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. No tomatoes in here, but full of traditional salsa taste. Can be served as a side dish or salsa dip with pita toasts. From The Jewish Vegetarian Year Cookbook. I have not tried this recipe yet.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. From a cookbook of countries along the Danube, this came from Germany. The original recipe called for a tablespoon of salt but I cut it down to a teaspoon (particularly since the sprouts are cooked in broth). Cooking time includes chilling time. I have not tried this recipe yet. Update - tried for Christmas as per Elmotoo's comment. Very pretty with tomatoes, and I thought there was too much vinegar in the dressing so I suggest reducing to 1/4 cup as per current ingredients list.
Posted for Zaar 2005 World Tour. This comes from a cookbook of countries along the Danube. The recipe is from Germany. I have not tried this recipe yet. Update: Just tried this the other night. The potatoes have a really nice texture! I could see adding garlic or more onion if you want. I recommend sprinkling the salt more evenly over the potatoes instead of combining it with the butter, but otherwise it's very tasty!
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. From a cookbook of countries along the Danube, this came from Austria, right next door to Germany, so I've classified as Germanic. I have not tried this recipe yet, but it sounds wonderful. Please note that it calls for 1 cup of already whipped cream (not 1 cup of whipping cream). Hopefully the calorie and fat content will reflect this! (Looks like it did.) Cook time includes chill time.
Submitted for Zaar World Tour 2005. I LOVE chestnuts. On the streets of New York City during the winter vendors roast them on the street and you can buy warm and fragrant little bags of them to keep your hands warm and tummy full while window shopping. Fond memories of Christmas in New York, but this particular recipe is a Christmas in Austria recipe (from a cookbook of countries along the Danube). You can serve them with crown roast of pork (I wouldn't, but then I'm a vegetarian). Have not tried this recipe yet.
Wow, this looks interesting! Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. Comes from a cookbook of countries along the Danube. This recipe is from the Czechs. You could probably try using 24 dried half apricots if fresh are not available. It would affect the texture more than the taste. There seems to be a large dough to apricot ratio, but I have not tried this yet. Cook time includes chill time.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. From a cookbook of countries along the Danube. This particular recipe is from Romania, Toolie's country of ancestry (I believe). I've reduced the starting point for the amount of oil (was 1/2 cup), but you can add that amount if you think it's necessary (as you know eggplants are very absorbent). I think the black olives and dill made this dish. I tried this tonight and was very pleased with the taste. Like Bluemoon said, it's not quite a ratatouille but tastes great! Four servings are very filling, so I've changed to 4-6. Be careful with additional salt.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. Unlike other cantaloupe soups, this has a touch of white wine. I also like the way it's served, with contrasting red watermelon balls. Vegan if whipped cream is omitted. From a cookbood of foods along the Danube, this recipe comes from Yugoslavia. I have not tried this yet.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. From a cookbook of food along the Danube, this recipe is Hungarian. Technically a side dish, not a dessert. Can be served with turkey. (I wouldn't but then I'm a vegetarian.) I have not tried this recipe yet.
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.
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. My BF made this dish tonight, with the freshest zucchini and corn on the cob, it was delightful. He reduced the oil from 4 tablespoons to 1, and sprinkled liberally with pepper and omitted the parsley. Simple preparation, outstanding results. From a special issue of Saveur, the best of Tex-Mex Cooking.