Hello Friday!! I have been receiving many vegetarian recipe requests. This goes out to all of you vegetarian lovers out there.
This menu is a bit different and very tasty. Love zucchini and green beans? This Friday Menu is for you. 🙂
Appetizer: Roasted Carrots
- 2 pounds of carrots- peeled and cut into julienne strips
- 1/2 cup of Marsala wine
- 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt & ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
- Place carrots on a large baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the wine, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic, and seasonings.
- Drizzle the sauce over the carrots.
- Roast the carrots at 425 degrees or 220 Celsius.
- Cook for about 35 minutes or until browned.
- Season lightly with fresh ground pepper and sea salt.
- Sprinkle fresh parsley to garnish.
Main: Zucchini & Green Bean Stir Fry Accompanied By Coconut Rice
- 2 zucchinis diced
- 2 cups of green beans chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 2 cups tomato juice
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of red wine
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- Sea salt and ground pepper
- To prepare the the green beans, trim the ends. Then cut the beans in half.
- In a large saucepan add olive oil, and tomato juice, and onion over medium heat.
- When the onion is sauteed add green beans, zucchini, cumin, salt, and pepper.
- Bring to a boil, and simmer for 45 minutes.
- 2 cups jasmine rice
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk, or lightly sweetened
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Rinse and drain rice in cold water.
- Place in a saucepan with water, coconut milk, and salt.
- Place the pot over high heat and, bring the liquid to a boil.
- Stir and place heat on low and cover the pot tightly with the lid.
- Continue cooking for 15 minutes.
- Remove the pot from the heat and let stand 10 minutes, covered.
- Serve rice on a plate and top with zucchini & green bean Stir Fry.
How about a new and exciting dessert drink?
Dessert: Mint Granita
- 3 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint, I like to add more because I love the flavor of mint
- 1 cup bourbon
- 8 lime wedges
- Combine 3 cups water and sugar in a medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
- Stir in chopped mint.
- Remove from heat. Make sure to cool completely.
- Strain sugar mixture through a sieve into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; discard solids.
- Stir in bourbon.
- Cover and freeze 8 hours or until firm.
- Remove mixture from freezer.
- Scrape mixture with a fork, to flush it up a bit.
- Place about 1/2 cup of the granita into serving bowls.
- Place a lime wedge in each serving bowl along with a sprig of mint.
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