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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 [...]

Book Review: Isa Does It

by heather
This is currently my favorite cookbook. Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week makes vegan cooking a tangible reality, not something that only movie stars with personal chefs enjoy. She has many delicious recipes with, tips and tricks to make preparation easy, like how to shop, how to plan and the best way to chop tempeh. This book (and her previous two books) helped make me familiar with previously obscure ingredients such as nutritional yeast and 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: Wheatberry, Apple, and Cashew Salad with Orange Mustard Dressing

by heather
I adapted this recipe from one I found on I Dare You To Eat It. It made a great cold salad to go with our roasted broccoli and garlic potatoes, but it seems pretty versatile, I'm sure that you can serve it with a variety of meals. Wheatberries are a fast and easy way to add protein and fiber to your meal. If you've never made them before, you can find crockpot instructions here. (Don't worry they're super easy.) It will make 12 cups of wheatberries, which you can bag and freeze for when you are ready 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 Risotto with Balsamic- Braised Veggies

by heather
This week I thought I would try something new. Risotto, it sounds so fancy, and from what I hear it brings cheftestants on Food Network Show to tears. I'm not so confident in my skills that I would enter it into a contest, but it was delicious and I definitely would make it again. However, when I finished I realized I forgot the wine. Oops. I think my risotto turned out a little stiffer than it was supposed to, it's supposed to be creamy. This was just yummy pesto flavored rice, next time I must Read more [...]

Roasted Potato & Fennel Soup

by heather
The past two weeks, the bountiful basket has included fennel. Fennel is awesome. It has vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins, fiber, calcium and iron. A one cup serving contains 27 calories. Fennel reportedly has medicinal properties, improving digestive health and helping with menstrual cramps. It even makes multiple appearances in Greek mythology, and was used as an award for ancient marathon runners. How would that feel? 'You just ran 25 miles in sandals. You win a VEGETABLE!' I personally would have Read more [...]

Book Review: Vegan with a Vengeance

by heather
This book was recommended to me by a friend, Julie, who as an experiment spent some time as a vegetarian. She said it was the only cookbook that she has ever read while laying in bed. Vegan with a Vengeance : Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock is a great resource if you're a beginner to vegetarian recipes. Each recipe includes stories and preparation tips. Isa Chandra Moskowitz, host of the community access vegan cooking show The Post Punk Kitchen, tells interesting and amusing Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Green Curry

by heather
One of the best places to eat in St George is a Thai restaurant run by an adorable older Thai woman named Benja. Last fall for a fun date my husband and I went to one of her cooking classes. I thought 'Ooh I'm going to learn to cook like Benja'. Actually, I learned why I will continue to frequent Benja's because it's worth it to just pay her to make my dinner. The first thing we learned to make were Thai Basil Rolls, which wasn't too complex. The problem is, the best part is the sauce that you dip Read more [...]

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