Thursday, August 30, 2007

Manicotti, Fried Okra, and Cinnamon Pie

Dinner 8/30 by Tony

• Manicotti

• Fried Okra

• Cinnamon Pie

Tony made this manicotti from scratch based on a recipe in The New Farm Cookbook. The filling is tofu and broccoli "ricotta" with pasta wraps similar to crepes. They were rolled up and topped with homemade tomato sauce made from scratch with the tomatoes from our garden and finished off with a layer of nutritional yeast cheez.

The okra was covered with a mix of cornmeal and herbs and then pan fried until crisp. They get a nice crunchy outside and there is none of the okra's signature sliminess left. It's one of my favorite ways to eat okra!

If you haven't figured it out already, cinnamon is one of Tony's favorite flavors. This pie crust was made with some chocolate cookies from the local market that were going stale — which I think was a great idea! The filling is more Twin Oaks tofu with lots of cinnamon, some sugar and a pinch of salt.

Here's a better shot of it:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


wow, i want to make okra now, yours looks so yummy!

we just watched '30 days' last week (rented from the library). but afterwards i was left wondering what you eat on a daily basis. we only saw such a small snippet of the meals, since most of the show centered on the macho guy complaining about not getting to eat meat.

thanks, for starting this blog.