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Food Storage Friday: Mediterranean Salad

by heather
We eat lots of salads, but most of them don't have a lot of direction. Some greens, some veggies, dressing, nuts, chopped fruit and we're good. A few weeks ago I had a Mediterranean salad at work and felt a need to recreate it. It's a delicious mix of food storage and fresh veggies, not to mention it is super easy to put together. Other than the gorgonzola, all of the ingredients were things that I keep on hand. When I made this salad this week I felt like it was missing something, but I couldn't Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Black Bean Tacos

by heather
This recipe is another delicious accident. Last weekend we went to a party for the 4th of July. Our good friend's partner was thoughtful enough to make bean burger patties for us. They had a little bit of a taco flavor to them, so when I attempted to make patties and they fell apart I stirred them into crumbles, added some more spices and cooked them until they were crisp, and they make an AMAZING taco filling. Black Bean Tacos Food Storage Ingredients: 1 (15 oz) can black beans 1/2 cup whole Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Smokey Beans

by heather
These are my new favorite discovery. They are easy, versatile and full of flavor. Seriously, they taste amazing! I would almost say they are life-changing. You get delicious smokey hickory flavor (almost meaty) without all of the sugar of BBQ sauce and keeping it vegan too. We have been eating them 2-3 times per week for more than a month and we're still not tired of them. I've put them in wraps, on salads and in pitas. I've used this recipe with garbanzo, pinto and white beans. So far they all work, Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Buffalo Falafel

by heather
I found this recipe at Thug Kitchen. His language would be considered offensive by many, but if the f-word doesn't bother you, go read his commentary because it's funny. I loved this recipe so much that I made it 3 times in the past couple weeks. It is DELICIOUS! And spicy. My very carnivorous brother-in-law even thought it was delicious. I'm not a huge fan of falafel, I feel like generally it is too doughy and greasy, but I like this. I liked it even more when I decided to make the balls Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Lentil-A-Roni

by heather
I've had a request for more lentil recipes and this one is a winner. This recipe comes from Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week. (Which btw is I think my favorite cookbook ever.) This recipe is easy, but it is a little time consuming and requires you to plan ahead a few hours. The result is a cheap, delicious and satisfying meal approved by husbands and munchkins alike. Isa patterned it after a childhood favorite from a can, but I promise it is much Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Pesto Chickpea Sandwich

by heather
This is a healthier version of this recipe. I love it because it is delicious, it's full of veggies and beans and it can be assembled in less than ten minutes total. Yes! I have tested it at my house and unlike the other version it is a hit with big people and little people. If you are of the vegan persuasion, just make sure that you are using a vegan variety pesto and bread. If you're not picky, whatever. Pesto Chickpea Sandwiches Food Storage Ingredients: 1 (14.5 oz) can of chickpeas, drained Fresh Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up To: December 2013

by heather
What I have been up to: We had a blizzard. One co-worker said that she has lived here for 22 years and she has never seen a snow storm like that in St George. And not only did we get a snow storm, but the snow stuck around for more than a week. (In fact we still have some in patches in our yard weeks later.) Totally weird for St. George. But the kids enjoyed snow fights and building snow men. I got my neighbor gifts AND my Christmas cards out before Christmas. Wahoo!  (Well, most of them.) Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Easy Baked-Style Beans

by heather
This weeks food storage experiment is inspired by a recipe from the Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. Whenever I see instructions that say 'put in the oven for an hour (plus)', I think, 'this is the part where I stick it in my crockpot instead so I don't have to worry about it.' And I changed the ingredients a tad. These beans taste like the 'baked beans' from a can without the super-sweet high fructose corn syrup factor. This one was a hit with my family. Thing 1 was so excited that Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Pesto Gnocchi Soup

by heather
Last week when I started browsing through Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week, this was the recipe that I was most excited about trying. Thing 1 looked at the picture in the book and said "Mom, it looks like there are giant bugs in that soup. Gross" How is it that I have been her mother for this long and she has never tried gnocchi? Those are not bugs, those are the best kind of pasta you can get sans cheese! When I lived in Argentina, this pasta Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Quinoa, Mushroom, & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

by heather
I found this recipe in Vegan with a Vengeance : Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock The filling could be used in a wrap also. I realize that the picture looks kind of meh, but trust me, it's delicious. Quinoa, Mushroom and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers Food Storage Ingredients: 1 (15 oz) can black beans 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce 1 cup vegetable broth 1/2 cup dry quinoa 1 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon chile powder 1 teaspoon maple syrup 2 Tablespoons olive oil Fresh Read more [...]

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