Mushroom Bourguignon

This recipe came up on when I was reading the New York Times. It looked so good I had to make it. Plus it can be served over grits. Grits here I come!

The result was kind of mixed. The flavor was very good. And I liked that there were additional veggies rather than just mushrooms. On the other hand, there was way too much liquid and it didn’t thicken the way I think it was supposed to. I’d half the wine and stock.

I bought chanterelles especially for this recipe. They were very expensive. Only after buying them did I realize that they were just meant to be put on top of the stew, not in it. I really don’t think they added much and given the price, weren’t worth it. I’d leave them out next time.

I kept thinking that this would be really good with seitan in it. I might try adding some next time.


Fresh Corn Polenta with Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes

Well here we are again old friend. It’s me and a polenta (i.e. grits) recipe. Of course I’m going to make it. This particular recipe is from page 126 of Fresh Food Fast. I thought the idea of making polenta from fresh corn instead of traditional dried polenta was interesting. What I learned? Fresh Corn Polenta is not polenta. It wasn’t bad per say. But it wasn’t at all what I was expecting or looking for. I love fresh corn. Honestly, I’d rather it fresh corn in salad and leave the polenta to the regular dried variety.

Kenyan Polenta with Peanut Sauce

This recipe is from page 36 of The Ethnic Vegetarian.

Polenta polenta polenta. I love polenta. I love polenta so much that I can’t keep it in the house because if I do it’s all I’ll eat. I’m perfectly happy to eat three meals a day polenta… anyways…what was I saying? Oh right, so when I saw POLENTA in The Ethnic Vegetarian I was in. Very interesting idea. I’d never think of paring pairing peanut sauce and polenta. Indeed the pairing was quite yummy. I really enjoyed the recipe. Solid.