Saturday, October 8, 2011
Farmers market feasts
We hit up the farmer's market today. Sadly it was the first time I've made it this year, and they're closing up soon :( Big scores of the day were 3-5 lb organic pie pumpkins for $1 each, organic cukes for $0.50 a piece, amazing "uncertified organic" tomatoes (red, orange and yellow) for $5 a bag, roughly 12 tomatoes I think, incredible dill, fresh italian parsley, mint, and both chili peppers and cayenne peppers to make some home made hot sauce from the sweet little (now certified, I'm so happy for him that he finally made it to being officially organic) French guy. Dinner today was home made pumpkin and roasted red pepper raviolis (see pic). I used the ravioli dough recipe from vegalicious.org, for the filling I used 1/4 of a pie pumpkin that was baked, pureed with 1 roasted red bell pepper (seeded and peeled) 1/4 cup toasted peppitas, 1/8 cup toasted sunflower seeds, 1tsp italian seasoning, 1/8th block extra firm tofu ( I added this last to make it have a crumbly texture) 1 tsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and a clove of garlic. This makes a ton, and even with making a double batch of the dough, I still have about half of it left over (and for a purpose, check back on Wednesday evening to see why). Then i roasted 3 of the larger red tomatoes, mixed with italian seasonings, and mashed/strained for a farm fresh marinara sauce. Topped with freshly ground gomasio mixed with a little nooch :) And a slice of challah with some earth balance sprinkled with the gomasio nooch as well.