Welcome to Veg'n in the 'Burbs!

It seems you have stumbled onto the companion blog to Homesteadin' in the 'burbs. Congratulations! Here you will find a treasure trove of vegetarian and vegan recipes that my family loves! I may even throw in some frugal shopping tips if you are good *wink* So pull up a seat, have a cup of coffee and enjoy!

I also want to mention that we do not strictly eat vegetarian/vegan. We work these in as often as possible but we do eat meat...we are in the process of pinning down local organic meats and buy from halal markets or eat wild game. All recipes are intended to be vegetarian but are meat optional.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Corn 2 Ways

I absolutely love fresh corn, and buy ome every time I go to the Farmers Market, but I really get sick of corn on the cob, even grilled.  Well, here are 2 easy recipes I use to get my corn fix without all the leftovers in my teeth!

Fried Corn:
Take  your fresh ears of corn, shuck and clean them, then stand them up in a large bowl with another bowl upside down to prop the corn on.  using a knife, scrape the kernels off of the cob then go back over cob again to get all the juices out.  Place corn in a cast iron skillet with butter or vegan butter such as Earth Balance.  Add salt and pepper and fry till heated.  For a creamier version add a bit of soymilk thickened with cornstarch.

Spicy Corn Salad:
3 cups fresh corn kernels (can use defrosted)
1/2 green & red bell pepper seeded and julienned
1 jalapeno seeded and minced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
2T vegetable oil
1/4 cup wine vinegar
1t brown sugar
1/3t fresh oregano or 1/4t dried
1/4t dried thyme

Steam the corn for 2-3 minutes, until just tender.  Combine the veggies and mix well.  Whisk together the dressing ingredients (oil, vinegar, spices), then toss with the veggies.  Chill at least one hour, then serve.  Also makes a great topping for tacos.

So, these are my favorite ways to use up fresh corn, whats yours???  Please fee free to share your recipes in the comments!

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