Monday, March 12, 2012

This Week's Menu

We're seeing green here at Well on Wheels headquarters... that is, St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish.  This week's menu features a traditional Irish side dish, Colcannon, made by combining mashed potatoes with chopped greens.  Any kind will do.  I used parsley, green onion and kale, but you can do this with green cabbage instead.

I was also making butternut bisque soup today, so I decided to throw in a bit of the squash, too, turning the potatoes a bright chartreuse color.  I kinda liked the glowing quality of the end result.  The Colcannon was served with pan-fried tempeh and a tahini mushroom gravy.

Also on the menu was a Teriyaki Seitan Stir-fry with broccoli, carrots and red onion.  I love the color contrasts, as well as the sweet and spicy flavors.  For textural interest, I tossed some roasted salted peanuts on for a finishing touch.

The final item on this week's menu was a Stewed Black Beans with Dirty Rice and Cumin Spiced Zucchini and Yellow Squash.  I've been doing variations on enchiladas the past couple of weeks, and this was sort of a deconstruction.  A delicious deconstruction.


4WD Hire Mackay said...

Nice posting.

Anonymous said...

All of your food looks so delightful! The colors make everything so enticing. Your meals have such a happy note to them. Thank you for sharing your delicacies.

Mary Lawrence said...

Thank you for your feedback, 4WD and Anonymous. Hopefully my clients think the food tastes as good as it looks!

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Steve Harvey said...

Love to eat different food when traveling to different place. My mouth was watering after seeing your post.

Thanks for sharing it.
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Mary Lawrence said...

Thank you for your comment, Steve - glad you liked it!