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Category Archives: Bountiful Basket

What I’ve Been Up To: June

by heather
What I've Been Up to: We've had a couple false starts, but we are potty-training for reals right now. We took the doors off in our house and repainted them. It was a pain, but it really looks nicer. Then we patched and painted every nail hole in our house. I'm not sure why the previous owners put around a hundred nail holes throughout the house, but we finally got around to fixing them all. And our basement is almost finished! Had a yard sale, hooray for scaling down on stuff to move. Spent 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: 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 [...]

Food Storage Friday: Peach Pancakes

by heather
I found this recipe on Thug Kitchen. I love his recipes, his emphasis on healthy clean vegan eating and his stick-it-to-the-man attitude, however I will warn you that his language is somewhat offensive but I can't help but laugh at his posts. I made these pancakes for dinner this past Wednesday, and my entire family loved them. Hooray for breakfast for dinner! I was surprised that they didn't taste as peachy as I was expecting, but they were still delicious. Peach Pancakes Food Storage Ingredients: 2 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Fiesta Revisited

by heather
Last weekend we were invited to a party that was cancelled for rain. But I had already bought everything to make Wheatberry salsa, which while delicious is too much for my husband and I to eat while it's fresh. We decided to invite over our friends who previously spent a year as vegetarians, so they're very open to meals that don't involve meat. :) In addition to snacking on salsa, our meal included: Cafe Rio Style Black Beans Sweet Pepper Rice Wheatberry Tacos and because we got a whole Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Barley and Swiss Chard Skillet Casserole

by heather
I recently found this recipe in 101 Best Vegan Foods. The first time I made, it was very bland, although unlike some vegan meals it left a satisfying feeling in my tummy. I tried it again, with a few delicious changes. Here are the results. Barley and Swiss Chard Skillet Casserole Food Storage Ingredients: 3/4 cup dry barley, soaked in water overnight and drained 1 can white beans (navy, cannelini, great northern, etc.), rinsed and drained 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/8 Read more [...]

Veggie Gyros

by heather
This recipe came into existence by mistake. I was trying to make this recipe for Greek Feta Burgers and thought I could get away with just using bread crumbs instead of herb stuffing mix. Yeah, it didn't work. The mixture did not form patties very well and on cooking it I ended up with pan full of cooked feta, spinach and crumbles. In attempt to salvage the mess I put it on a pita with tzatiki and fresh veggies. Instant success! It has quickly become a family favorite (even for our non-Vegetarian Read more [...]

Stuffed Cheesy Sourdough Sandwich Loaf

by heather
This weekend I came across a great idea on Pinterest, and I just picked up several loaves of sourdough bread with my Bountiful Basket. The original calls of slices of deli meat, but we made it vegetarian and quite enjoyed it. Stuffed Cheesy Sourdough Sandwich Loaf 1 loaf sourdough bread 8-10 slices of mozzarella cheese (depending on how you slice your bread) 1 cup marinated mushrooms* 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons 1 1/4 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Kale and Potato Enchiladas

by heather
Recently in our Bountiful Basket we got kale. What does one do with this cabbage-like vegetable? If you can get a good deal on mangos, I recommend this salad. (But I generally try to cook with what I have in my pantry and what I get from the produce co-op.) So we referred to the Veganomicon, it has yet to sir us wrong. In their recipe, it gives instructions on how to make your own enchilada sauce, which I'm sure would taste fantastic, but I used a can of Las Palmas chile verde sauce, because it is Read more [...]

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