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Mushroom Sandwich

Sometimes when I think of vegetables I can picture them as dainty or dashing, pretty or handsome. Tomatoes for example are beautiful – when they are in the basket with other veggies, all eyes are on tomatoes. While dark eggplant, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms look handsome.

With handsome vegetables like mushrooms and caramelized onions what you have with this recipe is a vegetarian mushroom sandwich that will satisfy the taste buds of all genders.

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Mushroom Quiche on Whole Wheat Crust

Mushroom Quiche on Whole Wheat Crust:
makes 2 quiche pies

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole-wheat frozen pie crusts
  • 6 cups finely chopped mushrooms
  • 10 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 1 bunch chives finely cut about 2 -3 tbsp
  • 2 tsp dry herbs like thyme, rosemary, oregano
  • 8 small sage leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups Swiss gruyere cheese shredded
  • Olive oil

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Roasted Mushrooms, Peppers, Paneer/Tofu Curry

Every time I roast mushrooms for a pasta dish or quiche or even as an appetizer it always occurs to me that these gorgeous roasted mushrooms would taste wonderful with some Indian spices. I finally decided one day to make that roasted mushroom curry I’d been thinking about for a long time. I added paneer (pressed curd cheese) to the dish to give it some substance, but you can also use tofu or any meat of your choice instead.  Here is the recipe.

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Arugula and Mushroom Pizza with Goat Cheese

Years ago, and I mean over 10 years ago, before my cousin Nando was even married and even before I had my twins Anjali and Rani, Nando invited us to dinner at his home in Sunnyvale, California.  What could Nando really make for dinner I wondered?  I was skeptical.  I offered to cook something and bring it to the dinner.  But Nando declined the offer and said he had it all covered.

On a Saturday evening, Hitesh, Sri and I went to Nando’s for dinner.  At this dinner I discovered the best and most unique homemade pizza I had ever tasted. This pizza was delicious and so original at that time. Continue reading Arugula and Mushroom Pizza with Goat Cheese