7.25.2009

Superflat First Love


by Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton

Anti-Pasti

Ingredients
Dressing:
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
Spike seasoning, to taste, available in health food stores
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
Directions
For the dressing: Place vinegar in a bowl. Add oil slowly while whisking, then season to taste.

Marinade:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pepper
For the marinade: whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, basil, sea salt and pepper. Marinate the mushrooms and tofu for 5 minutes. Grill the mushrooms, then cut them in quarters. Grill the tofu, then cut into 1-inch pieces.

Salad:
2 portobello mushrooms, peeled, bottom part of stem removed
1 pound tofu, firm, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large red onion, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
15 slices veggie pepperoni, halved
1/4 cup black olives, pitted and cut in half
1/4 cup pepperoncini, seeded and cut in half
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in warm water and halved
1 tablespoon capers, whole
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chiffonade
1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
To prepare the salad, place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Pour dressing onto vegetables and stir gently. Chill salad before serving.

Egg Cream Joint

Ingredients
1 ounce vegan chocolate syrup (organic Ah!Laska)
4 ounces non-dairy coffee creamer (I used silk soy creamer)
6 ounces seltzer water (I used Italian sparkling water, I didn't have the seltzer)
Directions
1Pour the chocolate syrup in the bottom of a nice glass.
2Pour the creamer on top of the chocolate syrup.
3Add the seltzer or sparkling water.
4Stir and a nice head of foam should develop on top of the chocolate/milk mixture.
5Bon Appetit!

7.15.2009

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