Thursday, June 21, 2007

Maple and Mustard Magic

This week the focus has been mainly on warp-speed wedding planning (we're aiming for early Oct. 2007), not really food. But even in my cooking haste, we've had a few tasty dishes. Monday night I tried a new recipe from VWAV, the Maple Mustard Potatoes and Beans. I needed to use the green beans in the fridge I had from last week's farmer's marker, as well as some new potatoes that I bought there. I figured there would likely be enough leftovers for lunch the next day .... wow was I wrong! I loved this dish, the maple and mustard were a great combination. I wonder how it would taste on different veggies?

Tuesday night, John cooked up some zucchini flowers that we spotted at the farmer's market. I had never had these before, but John remember them growing up, so he was in charge of the cooking. He dipped them in plain soy milk then coated them with flour, salt and pepper and fried them up southern style! (The browned thing beneath the fried flowers is a mini zucchini that was attached to one of the flowers, how cute!) Simple, but good. Served them along with some yellow squash and mushrooms sauteed with pesto and almond-crusted homemade seitan patties.


Anonymous said...

Warm and Happy Wishes to both of you <3 <3 <3

KleoPatra said...

Wow, those are SO incredibly interesting, the fried flowers!! How cool that John had 'em as a kid AND remembered how to prepare 'em (only now veganized). That's really great.

The maple and mustard flavours sound perfectly matched for potatoes... maybe try on cauliflower sometime?

Hope the wedding planning doesn't get too warp-sped! Take care of YOU!!

Carrie™ said...

This is the second time ever in my life I've heard of zucchini flowers. The first time was on another blog last week. I'm very intrigued. Maple?? Potatoes?? 2 of my favorite things! How can I not remember seeing that recipe? I'm going to look it up right now!

aTxVegn said...

I love zucchini flowers and I love green beans with potatoes. Those dishes both look just awesome!

Congratulations on your engagement!