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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 [...]

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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

Vegan French Dip Sandwiches

by heather
This recipe has been an evolving experiment that started with a funeral or three. My husband's grandmother, affectionately known as 'Super Grandma' passed away, two weeks after 'Super Grandpa' had died. Awhile later my mother-in-law's only brother who had been living there also passed away. After the last funeral we went to the house and began going through their belongings. In a cupboard someone found an ancient bottle of Burgundy. Super Grandma loved to golf and would often win fancy bottles of 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 [...]

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