Monday, March 27, 2006

Dinner Diary

After a winter of trying to avoid cooking as much as possible, I've resolved to cook more and eat better. So tonight I pulled out the recipe books. From The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook by Joann Stepniak, I made Cheesy Broccoli Rice--it was quick and easy takes just one pan and got rave reviews from James and Selma. I contemplated adding some tofu to the casserole to have a one-dish meal, but decided against it. Instead, I made Amazing Oregano and Olive Fried Tofu from VegWeb--it was really yummy and disappeared completely--so much for leftovers! I used to cook everything in huge quantities, and now I'm just as likely to make "just enough." I need to think bigger. Not sure what I'm making tomorrow, any ideas?

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6 comments:

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Dori said...

Hi Amy. I'm glad you pulled out the recipe books! I've been thinking alot about The Ultimate Uncheese book. I have looked the first one titles The Uncheese Cookbook. I am wondering if the changes are that great. I think I'm going buy it anyway. I liked many of JoAnne's recipes in the first one.

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Hey Dori--when I reviewed the book for Vegetarian Baby (http://www.vegetarianbaby.com/books/uncheese.shtml) I got a chance to ask Joann about the differences in the two versions--she said she updated many recipes and added new ones too--so if you're a cookbook junkie like me, I suppose it couldn't hurt to have both!

Dori said...

I would have to confess to be a cookbook junkie too. I am glad there are more recipes in the Ultimate Uncheese book because I just ordered it along with JoAnne's Cooking for Two and the Deli cookbook.

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

I was just musing last night after your comment, Dori that she is perhaps the cookbook author I refer to the most! Not because the recipes are spectacular or ground-breaking--but because they're fast, easy, kid-friendly and tasty.

karenleslie said...

I just made the Cheezy Broccoli Polenta today and it is really good too. I just got the cookbook a few days ago.

I added some mushrooms and garlic and made some veggie stock to use instead of water. I'm a big polenta fan. I'll have to try the rice next time.