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Friday, September 25, 2009

Two recipes! - Marcella

Creamy Greens and Penne
  • 1 pckg Mori-Nu Silken tofu
  • 1/2 lb bag frozen spinach
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • fresh basil, or 1 cube frozen - available in freezer section of Trader Joe's
  • soymilk and/or water necessary to blend to a creamy consistency
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • (optional) 1 leek, sliced
  • 5 oz whole wheat penne
  • broccoli or bok choy, chopped or otherwise deconstructed
  1. Blend up first 5 ingredients.
  2. Saute garlic (and leek if using) in small pot, greased with a spritz of cooking spray. Add sauce, cover, and simmer on low.
  3. Cook penne. With about 3 minutes to go on pasta timer, add broccoli or bok choy to the boiling water.
  4. Combine everything and serve.

Italian Zucchini
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise then crosswise, into quarters about 1/2 in thick
  • 1 small sweet or yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • basil
  • (optional) capers
  1. Spritz saute pan with cooking spray, medium-high heat. Saute garlic, onions and zucchini, sprinkling with a bit of salt and pepper to taste for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add other ingredients, cover and simmer for about 5 more minutes.
  3. Done!



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