Monday, November 21, 2011

Spinach and Salsa Burritoes


2 cups cooked grains (see note)
1 cup cooked beans (see note)
1 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry.
1-1/4 cups chunky-style salsa
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
6 burrito-sized (large!) flour tortillas
olive oil spray


Preheat oven to 325.

Mix together the grains, beans, spinach, salsa, chili powder, and cumin. Divide among the 6 tortillas and roll up, tucking in the ends. Spray or brush lightly with olive oil. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden, turning over once.

Note: This recipe is extremely versatile, and an easy way to use up those bits of things that you have in the freezer. You can use more beans or no beans, or sub some packaged burger crumbles, reconstituted tvp or tofu that’s been frozen, thawed and crumbled, for some of the grains. It all works, as long as the total of grains + beans + soy is about 3 cups.

These freeze well, either before or after baking.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

French Bread Pizza

Adapted from Joanne Stephaniak's The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook

1 loaf French bread, cut in half width- and lengthwise
1/2 lb. firm regular tofu, rinced, drained, and crumbled
2 T tomato paste
2 T olive oil
1 T tamari or balsamic vinegar
1 t ground fennel or dried basil
1 t dried oregano
1 t crushed garlic
1/8 to 1/4 t cayenne (I omitted this)
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 450. Put bread on baking sheet or pizza stone. Mix all other ingredients in food processor until it becomes a paste, then spread it on the slices of french bread. Cook until topping is browned and bread is crisp (10 - 15 minutes). Eat it while it's hot!