#52: Jane's Nut, Mushroom and Tomato Bake
Recently, I began cooking. By this I don't mean micro-waving fast food or even opening cans. I mean cooking, taking raw food and making something of it. To the amazement or my family and friends the stuff I've been making is edible and even tasty.
I have the Samye-Ling cookbook to thank for this. As this wonderful book is published by a Buddhist monastery it will come as no surprise that all the recipes are vegetarian. The food is yummy, nevertheless, and my taste-buds are enjoying the novelty.
To tell you the truth, I find meal preparation incredibly relaxing, therapeutic, even.
So, here's what the Scott family will be eating later on:
Jane's Nut, Mushroom and Tomato Bake.
8 oz. wholemeal breadcrumbs; 8 0z. nuts (for today's meal I used mixed nuts); margarine (although I used a little olive oil instead); mixed herbs; 2 large onions; 1/2 - 3/4 lb. mushrooms; 1/2 lb fresh tomatoes.
Chop the nuts finely. Fry them together with breadcrumbs in the margarine (or oil) until browned. Add the herbs. Separately fry the onions, mushrooms and tomatoes until soft.
Arrange alternate layers of mushroom mixture and nut mixture in a greased casserole dish, finishing with a layer of bread crumbs.
Bake in a moderate over for 1/2 hour.
I think there would be enough to serve 4 adults.
#53: Book tickets to see a nice men who has also shaved his head
Still on the Buddhist theme, it turns out the Dalai Lama is visiting Nottingham in May 2008. So we have booked tickets to go hear him speak.
A truly wonderful human being, the Dalai Lama never fails to inspire me with his unconditional love, compassion and message of peace.
His hair is rather longer than mine at the moment, mind you. I may have to have a word with him about this.