||[Jun. 11th, 2010|08:48 am]
Natural Foods from Seed to Stomach
Long story short - I killed my range by trying to fix the oven yesterday.|
We're not going to be able to replace it for a good long time, so I've got to come up with predominantly raw meals.
I will be able to supplement with a microwave, rice cooker and toaster oven, but don't really want to live on rice, salad, and lean cuisine :-P
PS FWIW we're vegetarian...
Do you have a grill? You can use a saute or a sauce pan on the grate over low flames while you wait for the oven repair. In the rice cooker, you can make other grains like quinoa, and barely, and use them in salads with canned beans and veggies. Consider quesadillas and paninis in the toaster, and maybe invest in a smaller pan to bake in the toaster oven? Plus, there's a world of salad options that won't bore you!
What do you want to make that you can't without the range? Maybe start there, and consider work-arounds?
1. Marinate portabella muchrooms in a mixture of olive oil, agave, nama shoyu (or soy sauce) for a couple of hours. I did it to taste, and I think that I used about half the ampt of soy sauce as olive oil and only a little of the agave. Don't put so much marinade on that you'll have a lot of liquid pooling. You just want the mushrooms lightly marinated.
2. cut zucchini into little matchsticks for "pasta".
3. Chop up some sun dried tomatoes.
4. Mix all ingredients together and add a little olive oil to coat everything lightly. Salt & Pepper and serve.
Oh! And my other favorite is raw avocado sprinkled with Tony Chacherie's creole seasoning accompanied by some oven nachos. Your toaster oven is Perfect for oven nachos!