MALIBU, California

MALIBU, California
LOOKING ACROSS STA MONICA BAY

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Eggplant and pasta bake; Warm lentil salad with roasted veggies and steamed sake greens; Black bean and spinach spread with pita breads; golden butternut squash and bell pepper soup; A very Vegan-Veggie menu for a wonderful April day with temps in the mild mid 70f's at long last..plus a basil and dill whole wheat bread..all photos of prep for tomorrow's deliveries

Cumin scented cooked brown lentils, for the warm salad and the black bean spread

The butternut squash soup base



Roasted Vegetables with lemon juice

as above with roasted plantains

Cooked eggplant with marinara sauce and mushrooms


Previous 2 the cooked penne in marinara sauce, layered with cooked eggplant and to be topped with cheese  or  kept vegan


Black bean, lentil and spinach spread



Previous 2 the roasted lemon spritzed vegetables with steamed green vegetables

Sliced mushrooms, garlic,  onions, celery and then will add the cooked lentils, black beans, thyme, and sake

Whole wheat dill and basil breads with caraway

The blended butternut soup      
At long last our heatwaves have dropped off and we now have nice cool temps. In fact today was the first time in months I had to wait for my kitchen to  warm up before I could begin bread making.
I love this cooler weather, and everything is blossoming well too.





Thursday, April 21, 2016

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY QUEEN ELIZABETH 2






LONG MAY SHE REIGN OVER US
                        GOD BLESS THE QUEEN!!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

PROVENCAL RAGOUT FOR PASTA; ENCHALONES WITH ASPARAGUES AND CHEESE; CALDO VERDE WITH COLLARD GREENS AND CHICKPEAS; RED BELL PEPPER AND TOMATO SOUP; WHOLE WHEAT BREADS WITH BASIL AND GARLIC....ALSO ENJOYING SLAKING FOR BETTER FLAVORS..VEGAN & VEGETARIAN MENU FOR DELIVERY TOMORROW

THE YAM BASE FOR THE RAGOUT
SAUTEING THE VEGGIES FOR THE RAGOUT

HEATING THE CORN TORTILLAS FOR THE ENCHALONES ( CORN TORTILLAS INSTEAD OF PANCAKES OR PASTA AND SERVED IN A BASIL TOMATO SAUCE WITH CHEESE LIKE CANNELLONI)

THE FILLING FOR THE TORTILLAS WELL COOKED ASPARAGUS AND MORE YAMS

WELL FILL THE TORTILLAS

CALDO VERDE WITH COLLARD GREENS

PROVENCAL RAGOUT TO BE SERVED WITH COOKED PASTA OR RICE

THE WELL STUFFED ENCHALONES TO BE BAKED AT CLIENT'S HOME

WHOLE WHEAT BREADS WITH BASIL AND GARLIC
Yes we are having ANOTHER mini heatwave with daytime temps at the beaches in the mid 80f's..so how nice to prepare a menu from the Med and Portugal.
A hearty vegetable stew/ragout to be served with cooked pasta or rice, 2 soups and my now famous enchalones..the secret to all great  and tasty vegan-vegetarian food is to marinate/marinade/slake( Yorkshire, England phrase).
Slaking allows tangy flavors to mellow into sweetness and savory ones to become more pronounced.
ALWAYS prepare any vegan dish the day before it is to eaten for the maximum flavors, with vegetarian one can also emphasize the deep flavors by adding grated cheese...(for the same results add nutritional yeast to vegan dishes and allow to marinade overnight) a good drinking wine added to any dish at the de-glaze stage also makes a big difference.


Make MORE of your vegetables and take your time preparing your meals, you will be very pleased with the results and will help to make MEAT OBSOLETE on most dining tables.

TO ALL MY READERS IN ECUADOR



LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD I AM REELING, HAVING JUST HEARD ABOUT THE DEVASTATING 7.8 EARTHQUAKE THAT HIT TODAY..I am lost for words.
SENDING YOU ALL LOVE AND LIGHT AT THIS TERRIBLE TIME.
John Nigel

Saturday, April 16, 2016

TO ALL MY READERS IN JAPAN

MY HEART ACHES FOR ALL OF YOU DURING  THE DEVASTATION THAT YOU ARE LIVING WITH AT THIS TIME AND I KNOW THE REST OF THE WORLD IS SENDING MUCH LOVE AND LIGHT TO YOU AT THIS TIME, ........ THE AFTERMATH OF THESE TERRIBLE EARTHQUAKES.
John Nigel

Sunday, April 10, 2016

ASPARAGUS-TOMATO BASED MINESTRONE WITH ALPHABETI SPAGHETTI; STUFFED PEPPERS; CINNAMON-FENNEL SEED SOURDOUGH BREADS; BLUEBERRY GRANOLA-PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE BALLS ( VEGAN NO BAKE "COOKIES") PHOTOS OF PREP FOR TOMORROW'S DELIVERIES


PREVIOUS 2 THE ASPARAGUS AND TOMATO BASED "MINESTRONE" STYLE SOUP..ALL VEGAN AND ALL FRESH VEGGIES



THE BUTTERNUT AND CHOYOTE SQUASH FILLING FOR THE BELL PEPPERS

SAUTEING FRESH VEGGIES FOR A QUINOA PILAU

BLANCHED RED PEPPERS ON MARINARA SAUCE TO BE FILLED WITH THE BUTTERNUT SQUASH MIX AND COOKED RICE

SO VERY SIMPLE AND VERY DELICIOUS QUINOA PILAF ADD COOKED QUINOA TO SAUTEED VEGGIES AND TOP WITH FRESH TANGERINE JUICE


CINNAMON-FENNEL WHOLE WHEAT SOURDOUGH BREADS..THE SECRET IS TO MAKE A SOFT  DOUGH AND KNEAD WELL

ALL VEGAN AND A CLASSIC IDEA..BLUEBERRY GRANOLA, PEANUT BUTTER, CHOCOLATE CHIPS, ROASTED SALTED PEANUTS, PEANUT BUTTER CHIPS

FRESH ASPARAGUS IS IN  SEASON NOW

CELERY, RED BELL PEPPER AND FRESH MINT, POTATO SALAD WITH YELLOW POTATOES, LEMON JUICE, MAYONNAISE AND LIVE PLAIN YOGURT..FANTASTIC DISH