Sunday, May 28, 2017

Swedish Tempeh Balls with Cream Gravy

Meatballs, made of meat, Right? Eaten with red sauce, Right?

How about made with tempeh and served with a creamy gravy?


Yes! I'm telling you, they are a revelation!

Swedish meatballs have floated in my blogosphere before but never quite took hold until finally I broke down and looked at this recipe. So intriguing, so we had them for dinner.

Hubby loved them. I loved them. Kids will DEFINITELY love them.

A revelation indeed!

Do not be daunted by what appears to be a long recipe; it's just a matter of multi-tasking, and really won't take more than 20 minutes of prep plus 20 minutes baking time. It is sooooo worth it!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Asparagus Fries

It's asparagus season! In our house, we can't get enough of these delectable spears, but sometimes we get tired of just steamed or grilled asparagus, so why not gild that lily and bread them! With cheese no less!

Really, need I say more?

Asparagus Fries (inspired by Closet Cooking)

1 bunch large stalked asparagus
1 cup asiago, grated fine (or parmesan)
1 egg
1/2 cup cornmeal or bread crumbs

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Snap off the ends of the asparagus and discard. Beat egg in bowl large enough to hold an asparagus spear. Mix cheese, cornmeal or breadcrumbs, salt and pepper in another shallow bowl. Roll the asparagus in the egg and then bread with the cheese mixture. Set on a baking sheet and repeat until all asparagus are breaded. Bake for 12-15 minutes until crisp, browned and tender. Eat with your favorite dipping sauce!