Wednesday, September 15, 2010
"Squash the Shiitake" Stir-fry
Just a quick number from tonight's dinner. Most of the veggies were local. Since we missed the Farmers Market on Saturday we stopped by Homegrown Foods while doing laundry. This place is awesome! They just got started this year and already serve up a wide assortment of local foods and related items (coffee, pottery, etc.).
Before cooking, the shiitake mushrooms were marinated in tamari, Worcestershire sauce (vegan of course!) and brown rice vinegar. The following were stir-fried in toasted sesame oil: red onion, elephant garlic (local!), marinated shiitake mushrooms, yellow squash, green pepper, turnips, cashews and the remaining marinade.
After boiling and rinsing the soba noodles, I mixed in some toasted sesame oil, basil, black pepper and black sesame seeds. Then these were tossed in with the veggie mixture.
Served up with a topping of fresh sprouts and a mixture of finely chopped cashews, hemp seed and nutritional yeast.