Eat Veggies, save the planet


Pierogi, vegan
April 15, 2008, 1:00 am
Filed under: recipes

Kasia(our Polish exchange) and I made pierogi tonight. Even though she had eaten her grandma’s pierogis numerous times she had never made them herself. So we were both students and the internet was our teacher.

I have made ravioli and kreplach many times and the dough is similar so that was not a problem. Here is the recipe.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 TBSPs canola oil
  • approx 1/2 cup water
  1. Mix flour and salt, cut in oil add water all at once and form into a ball.
  2. Roll out 1/3 at a time about 1/8 inch thick.
  3. Cut into 3 inch circles.
  4. Put a spoonful of filling into each circle.
  5. Fold in half and press around the edge with a fork.
  6. Turn over and press other side with the fork prongs.

We made 2 different fillings. a mushroom one and a sauerkraut one. Kasia’s two favorites.

Mushroom filling

  • 1/2 cup mixed dried mushrooms
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms
  • 1 TBSP canola oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 small onion
  1. Bring 1/3 cup water to boil and  turn off.
  2. Put in dried mushrooms and let sit for 1.5 hours.
  3. Drain mushrooms.
  4. Chop onions and mushrooms very fine.
  5. Saute dried mushrooms, onions and mushrooms in oil for 5 minutes on medium low.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Saurkraut filling

  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 TBSP of canola oil
  • 1.5 cups of saurkraut
  • salt and pepper
  1. Drain sauerkraut.
  2. Saute onion in oil.
  3. Add sauerkraut and cook on low for 5 minutes
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

                    

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amazing veggies
April 9, 2008, 2:28 am
Filed under: gardening

I do like taking pictures of my unusual vegetables. The beet was left from the fall garden. I saved it to eat the greens until my new beets were ready to harvest, which they now are. The beet itself weighed in at just under 2 pounds. And the carrots are just twins.