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Searching for Fish

I just moved to Chicago and I'm looking for a place to buy good quality fish to make sushi with. Any suggestions (the closer to Old Town the better, though I can make a trip if it's worth it)?

Aug 26, 2009
Rainchilde in Chicago Area

Maxie's Fried Green Tomatoes

I cannot wait to try this! Looks awesome.

Aug 27, 2008
Rainchilde in Recipes

Any veggies tried Sadie's Diner in TO?

When I was downtown last, I was told that Sadie's Diner had really good vegan food. Has anyone been? Is it worth the trip downtown?

Dairy-free ghee substitution

I once found a vegetable ghee (dont ask me the process there) called Dalda. It comes in a yellow and green tin as I recall.

Nov 03, 2007
Rainchilde in Home Cooking

the best vegetarian food "products"

Zoglos brand frozen meals are pretty quick and easy. You can probably find them in the kosher section of the grocery store.

Aug 29, 2007
Rainchilde in General Topics

where can i buy vegetarian shrimp?

Its so funny, I went on a hunt for veggie shrimp just the other day. No luck :(

vegetarian weekday meals....

This is just a side dish or starter that I enjoy. Its from the Vegan Italiano cookbook.

6 med tomatoes (~6 oz)
table salt
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
2 large cloves garlic (though i always add more)
1 cup lightly toasted white bread crumbs
3 tbsp capers, drained
1 tsp coarse salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
pepper to taste

- preheat oven to 350* and lightly oil a baking dish
- cut tops off of tomatoes, squeeze out seeds but leave pulp, salt the insides and place upside down to drain for abt 20 mins
- nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat oil, add onion and cook until softened
- add parsley and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, about 1 min
- remove from heat and add bread crumbs, capers, coarse salt, oregano and pepper and toss well
- fill tomatoes with mixture, place in pan and drizzle with olive oil
- bake about 30 mins until the tomatoes are soft and the tops are slightly browned, serve warm or at room temp

I love this recipe b/c it never dissapoints, its vegan and its easy to experiment with.

Hope this helps!

Aug 18, 2007
Rainchilde in Home Cooking

Sherry-Tomato Vinaigrette

I added roasted red peppers into step 1 and skipped the blending step and added the tomato mixture (plus a few chili flakes) to some avocado rolls. Delish!!

Aug 14, 2007
Rainchilde in Recipes

New Whole Foods Location??

I heard a rumour that a Whole Foods is going to open in the North end of TO. Does anyone have any info on this?

Advice on Wedding Venue Options.

I would also suggest canoe - I have never been dissapointed by the food or atmosphere.

Garlic Festival???

I went 2 years ago and it was a small festival but an enjoyable time. Aside form the festival, Perth is a lovely place to visit with lots of nice little shops and bed and breakfasts in the surrounding area.

Linguine with Squash Noodles and Pine Nuts

has anyone tried this without the ricotta or any ideas for substitutes?

Apr 12, 2007
Rainchilde in Recipes

Hero Burger

As far as fun toppings go, you should try South St. Burger Co. They have a location at 2215 Steeles Ave W. as well as 2 others. I've only tried the veggie burger but I was quite happy with the service and condiment selection.