Today I am playing with two of my favorite flavors – bright tangy lemon and salty capers. I am also playing with my spiralizer again – zucchini pasta is just so good.
This ‘pasta’ dish works warm or cool – but here’s a hint: when it is warm, these goat cheese croutons begin to soften and melt into the pasta, resulting in another layer of bold flavor.
Please come say hello to me at Attune and see the recipe – lemon caper pasta with goat cheese croutons
this recipe was shared with Healthy Vegan Fridays.
One of the most popular sandwiches at that deli I ran was a toasted croque monsieur. I am positive it still is. Equal to the espresso line in the morning and the lineup for soup on cold Portland days, the line for hot sandwiches snaked around the store.
Just thinking about all of that brings nostalgia – I am ready for crisp cool fall days.
Soup. Lining up for your food cart favorite.
Walking down the street drinking warm coffee, cold morning air that you can [click to continue…]
Can you believe it is September?
I cannot believe it is September.
There. Cliches out of the way, I want to take a moment to thank you.
All of you who visit me here every day, even when I have been too busy these last two years to connect, reply to your very appreciated comments, or visit your blogs often. There have been times I so truly missed the community of blogging, have felt so out of touch from that community, and I miss it.
I am coming back. Right now, I have been taking time.
To mourn. To celebrate. To remember. To express gratitude. Lots of gratitude.
Thank you, dear readers. So many of you have shown me such generous friendship, and have helped to make a difficult time a bit easier, a bit brighter. I am overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness.
Vegan MoFo is here again – this is my third year participating. The plant based version of NaNoWriMo is a fun month of themes and inspiration. I honestly didn’t know if I had it in me this year, but much like a major kitchen renovation being the best distraction for me right now, I am ready to tackle Vegan MoFo.
I already have [click to continue…]
I have had a mac and cheese idea in my head for a while.
This is not it, but it is a variation on the recipe I have not even tried yet.
Now I am even more interested in playing with my original idea. Don’t worry, you all will be the first to know all about it.
Palm hearts have a tangy flavor, and while it is almost [click to continue…]
I love a good bowl of fried rice. I have a combination of ingredients that combine to recreate that typical Chinese take-out flavor we love so much – mine is plant based.
While shrimp is a typical fried rice protein, scallops are not. I never liked shrimp much anyway. My scallops have a tangy flavor, and more resemble a scallop in texture and looks:
To mimic a sea flavor that magically transforms heart of palm into scallops, I added [click to continue…]
My mom and I have been known to roast two or three heads of garlic and eat them for lunch. All of it, all the cloves. With crackers or bread.
Roasted garlic is [click to continue…]
It is Meatless Monday again, and I didn’t create anything. I have still been incredibly busy, and this last week? I’ve also had the flu. I rarely get sick, but this one has really knocked me out. I cannot even speak.
Besides my cravings for french fries (I always get that craving when sick), I have been juicing a lot. Juicing with healing ingredients like ginger. and lemon. and cayenne. and garlic.
For Meatless Monday Garlic Week, I have a recipe collection for you, including two garlic juices.
garlic apple juice
healthy defense juice
cashew cabbage crunch salad
spicy potato lentil pies
kalamata garlic bechamel lasagna
tangy buffalo hummus
quinoa moussaka with garlic cashew bechamel
cholar dal [Bengali Five Spice Chronicles]
slow cooker basil marinara
baby bella, pepper and arugula sandwich with roasted garlic spread
caramelized shallot dip
savory tomato protein pancakes
blackened broccoli bisque
basil quinoa meatball marinara sandwiches
African peanut stew
celery ranch dressing
What is your favorite garlic recipe?
Visit Heather for even more garlic goodness!
Am I the only one who associates moussaka with the Christopher Walken SNL sketch?
I have always loved moussaka – I love all things eggplant – and I have not made it in years. Like pageant dinner parties in college years!
I figured eggplant week for Meatless Monday would be a great time to make some – we went to [click to continue…]