|Here's my take on some healthy foods that pack
plenty of flavor. Try these easy to cook recipes
and you won't be disappointed. And of course,
don't forget my golden rule -
when in doubt use more beer!
|Quick & Easy Stout-Bean Soup
1 tsp. olive oil
1/4 cup minced white onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups vegetable stock
2 cups Imperial Stout
2 15-oz. cans black beans, drained
1/4 tsp. cumin
Red pepper flakes, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
or purée in batches in a traditional blender.
Makes 4-6 servings
|Ale Infused Stuffed Peppers
4 cup orzo pasta
1 cup ale
4 peppers (green, orange, red, or yellow)
2/3 cup tightly packed fresh parsley
1/4 cup soy parmesan “cheese”
2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
1 1/2 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. salt, divided
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
12 oz. faux ground beef-style crumbles
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1 12-oz. jar tomato sauce
pulse until blended.
Makes 4 servings
|Pad-Thai-IPA Style Noodles
For the Sauce:
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup India Pale Ale
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 Tbsp. Sriracha sauce (or more, to taste)
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp. flour
• Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth.
For the ‘Pad Thai’:
1 pkg. fettuccine noodles
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
1/3 cup sliced red onion
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 broccoli crown, cut into florets
1/3 cup shredded carrots
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1/4 cup crushed peanuts
Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
• Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok or large sauté pan over medium heat.
Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
• Add the onion, mushrooms, and broccoli.
Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the onion has softened.
• Stir in the carrot, bell pepper, prepared sauce, and cooked pasta.
Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens and the dish is heated
• Top with the crushed peanuts before serving.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
|For good beer and vegetarian food Elaine recommends the
Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant, 15 So. Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
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