CAFE & BOOKWORKS
What's a cafe
without good food? Here are some of my favorite recipes, as well
as a link to my favorite food sites on the web.
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SPECIAL OF THE DAY:
Recipe must be your own original creation...no
copying from cookbooks or magazines!
Recipe must be vegetarian (no meat,
including chicken or fish; no meat stock, no gelatin).
Vegan (no animal products, including
dairy, eggs or honey) is preferred, but not required.
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This simple soup goes together
in minutes, but tastes like it simmered for hours!
1 15-ounce can corn, including liquid
2 15 ounce cans diced tomatoes, including
juice (Del Monte "chili-style" tomatoes are especially good)
1 1-pound can pinto beans, drained
1 4-ounce can diced mild green chilies
1 15-ounce can vegetable broth (or
equivalent homemade, or water)
1 package commercial taco seasoning
mix (vegans...check the package ingredients for whey)
WITH ORZO: Combine all ingredients
except orzo and tortilla chips in large soup pot. Bring to a boil.
Add orzo; reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender.
1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta),
or 2 cups cooked macaroni or rice (leftover Spanish rice is especially
good in this)
WITH RICE OR PRECOOKED MACARONI:
Combine all ingredients except tortilla chips in large soup pot and heat
Serve with tortilla chips on the
side, to be crushed into the soup like crackers.
READING: FAVORITE COOKBOOKS
VEGETARIAN EXPRESS by Nava Atlas
and Lillian Kayte (1995, by Little, Brown and Company. Paperback).
Complete vegetarian menus in 30 minutes or less! Includes tips on
stocking your pantry for maximum efficiency. Simple and delicious
recipes...perfect for the beginner or the experienced vegetarian cook.
FRIENDLY FOODS by Bro. Ron Pickarski,
OFM (1991, by Ten Speed Press. Paperback). Vegan recipes for people with
a taste for the gourmet side of vegetarian cuisine. Author is a multiple
medalist at the World Culinary Olympics. Recipes require a bit more
expertise than those in some other cookbooks, but the results are worth
FOLLOW YOUR HEART'S VEGETARIAN SOUP
COOKBOOK by Janice Cook Migliaccio (1988 by Woodbridge Press. Paperback).
A wonderful resource for soup lovers! Sixty hearty and delicious
soup recipes, including the single best split-pea soup I have ever tasted.
Includes tips for designing your own soups.
INDIAN VEGETARIAN COOKING by Michael
Pandya (1985 by Thorsons Publishers, Inc. Paperback). Excellent
introduction to Indian cooking! Recipes are very easy to follow.
Ingredients are listed in both U.S. and Imperial measurments.
BEAN BANQUETS FROM BOSTON TO BOMBAY
by Patricia R. Gregory (1989 by Woodbridge Press. Paperback).
Anything you could ever conceive of doing with beans (and probably a few
things you've never thought of)! Includes information on choosing,
storing and cooking all legumes. The best resource for people who
like beans, or for people who want add more legumes to their diets.
VEGETARIAN TIMES COMPLETE COOKBOOK
by the editors of Vegetarian Times magazine (1995 by Macmillan.
Hardbound). The single best resource for new vegetarians. Info on
getting started, shopping, storing ingredients and preparation techniques,;
an excellent glossary of terms; nutritional information; and recipes, recipes,
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