Vegetarian Feijoada

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Feijoada (fay-ZHWA-dah) originated among Brazilian enslaved Africans, who prepared flavorful dishes from the leftover foods they were given. Today, feijoada is the festive national dish of Brazil. It is eaten in a leisurely fashion by friends and family as they sit around socializing and chatting, taking a little of this and a little of that […]

Brazilian Rice

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This is the rice to serve with Vegetarian Feijoada and other Latin American dishes. Just a very small amount of oil creates a rich and more flavorful rice.   Save Print Brazilian Rice Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  40 mins Total time:  55 mins Serves: 6 to 8   Ingredients 2 cups chopped onions 1 […]

Brazilian Hot Pepper and Lemon Sauce

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 This is the hot, tart, onion-y sauce that is traditionally served with Vegetarian Feijoada, the Brazilian national dish. Black beans can’t be feijoada without it. Makes about 1 cup   Save Print BRAZILIAN HOT PEPPER AND LEMON SAUCE Prep time:  10 mins Total time:  10 mins   Makes about 1 cup Preparation time: 10 minutes […]

We Won 1st Place for our Vegetarian Chili!

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Thanks!  We’re so proud! Moosewood’s fine cooks slow-cooked 40 gallons of  chef Tim Mooney’s original vegetarian white bean chili made with Chocolate and Coffee Stout, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, cocoa and semi-sweet chocolate, peppers, and too many herbs & spices to tell you.   720 samples served! We garnished this complex, deeply warming chili […]

Caribbean Vegetable Stew

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Save Print Caribbean Vegetable Stew Recipe type: main dish Cuisine: Caribbean style Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  40 mins Serves: 4   Lime, ginger, and cilantro lend vibrancy to this unusual stew. Serve the stew on rice or with a fresh crusty bread. Ingredients 2 cups chopped onions 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 […]

North African Cauliflower Soup

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This soup is thick, smooth, and creamy without any cream at all. It makes a satisfying meal with a crisp green salad and pita wedges or a dark rye or sourdough bread, or with a warm couscous or rice pilav. Or for a taste treat, serve it vegetable crudites with a spicy peanut dip or […]

Remembering Dr. Ed Hart

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Dr. Ed Hart was the embodiment of an Ithaca champion for a socially just, ecologically sound community and a good friend. He died last month and will be missed. Dr. Hart and his family were  regular Moosewood customers for many years, and in the 70’s and 80’s, he would provide our crew with free eye […]

Cool School Food and Moosewood

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The Coalition for Healthy School Food. by Amie Hamlin In Ithaca, NY, we believe our Cool School Food program is the first Farm to School program in the country to feature local organic beans and tofu for use in the entrée (known as the meat/meat alternate in USDA school food language). This past year a […]

Sunday Lunch and Live Piano at Moosewood

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Every Sunday afternoon classical pianist Jerome Attardo plays baroque music in our cafe from noon til 3. Moosewood serves lunch 7 days a week from 11:30 – 3:00. Come enjoy a fresh, delicious, healthful  Sunday lunch and Jerome’s playing.