Monday, August 27, 2007

Seitan Fajitas and Steamed Broccoli

Dinner 8/27 by Amy and Juan

• Seitan Fajitas

• Steamed Broccoli

Tonight's menu may seem slim, but it was actually made up of many parts. We started with the homemade, whole wheat tortillas. Then added a scoop of brown rice and Juan's fried seitan strips. Topped with fried onions and peppers from the garden. Finally, people could add any combination of condiments — tofu sour cream, nutritional yeast cheez and salsa.

The side dish was particularly exciting to me — broccoli from our own garden! I have never grown broccoli before, it was very exciting to come home and see it in the Skyhouse garden. Last year, I tried to grow broccoli, but didn't have any success. The seeds had very low germination and seemed to take forever to make the florets. Still, I babied them and tried to nurture those five plants as best I could. Finally, a neighbor came by when I was in the garden and said, "I hate to break it to you, but those are turnips." Yeah. So it didn't work out last year, but this year there are lots of broccolis!

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