This comes from Cook’s Country, December/January 2007, with a few modifications, as usual. Sometimes I have found some perfect stuffing-sized mushrooms at Safeway.
Many years ago, when vegetarian restaurants were first becoming mainstream, I ate at Greens in San Francisco. Those of us present who were not vegetarians were very impressed and more than well-satisfied with the experience. As a tribute to its excellence, it continues to prosper and nourishes the body as well as the soul at its beautiful location at Fort Mason.
I was prompted to buy The Greens Cookbook by Deborah Madison when it first came out and still look to it when I want to prepare something that I am certain will delight and please all palates. I recently tried this Summer Roulade and found it to do exactly that.
Many years ago a recipe for vegetable burritos appeared in a Sunset magazine. Over the years we modified it and we used it as a very popular vegetarian entree when we had the restaurant.
This comes from Cook’s Illustrated, May and June 2006. The premise is to make chicken salads with creative vinaigrettes instead of mayo. I made this version with a slight change and have ideas for a few variations. There are two other variations in the magazine, each with a different twist, that sound equally delicious
The recipe called for 5 cups of shredded roast chicken. I poached a chicken breast the Chinese way instead by covering it with cold water, bringing it to a boil, turning off the heat, covering it, and letting it sit for about 20 minutes. I wish I had also thrown in the some of the beautiful red bell pepper we had in the frig.
A vegetarian version of this using tofu instead of chicken would also be very tasty with the tofu soaking up the piquant flavors of the dressing.