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michael natkin’s herbivoracious is one of my very favorite food blogs. his recipes show that despite what many may think, vegetarian food does not have be be bland or brown or boring – it can be vibrant and full of flavor – like his recipe for vietnamese lemongrass green beans and tofu. i’ve never worked with lemongrass, but he explains that it just takes a little coaxing to get the flavor and texture out of the lemongrass and into this dish.
herbivoracious introduces readers to ingredients from different cuisines and gives you simple techniques that you can use in all your cooking (like this japanese eggplant and tempeh recipe – or as i call it temp-meh because i hate the texture – michael’s advice? to fry it (as he does the tofu in this recipe) and give it some texture…maybe a lot of you vegetarians knew that one about tempeh, but i sure didn’t!
his recipe for arroz a la mexicana is one that i prepare quite often (mexican rice is usually made with chicken stock, so i never get to enjoy it). pair it with some beans and a salad and yet another meatless monday meal is prepared!
that is a two-for-one meatless monday from herbivoracious and modernest!
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