Oh helloooo, I've been meaning to post this recipe for weeks (okay maybe months) now. I just made it again tonight along with those sexy falafels from the Thrive Energy cookbook. I have been missing Garbanzo since I moved here, so I wanted to make something as close to that as possible. I accompanied the tabbouleh and falafel with hummus, romaine, and this vegan tzatziki sauce. It was wonderful. I love Mediterranean food.
That's all I got. I am struggling to survive through the last two weeks of my first year of grad school, so maybe once that's over (and before I venture of to the UK for 3 weeks!!) you will see more from me. Enjoy lovies!
WHOA. THERE. TURBO. I has been wayyyy too long. I have missed food blogging! Luckily I've had plenty of time to try new recipes and therefore only present to you the best of the best!! I would love to catch you all up on my extravagant life (work, work, grad school apps, car troubles, and more work), but I will save that for a later date. We have more important things to address right now...
I'm obsessed with many Asian things...Asian cars (Honda, Toyota), Asian dogs (Akitas), Asian countries (top of my list for international travel), Asian decor (cherry blossoms, bamboo), and of course...Asian food. I LOVE sushi!! Soooo so much. Now don't feel bad for me thinking I can't have it anymore...there are plenty of restaurants that will happily make me some loaded veggie sushi. PLUS, there's plenty more to be enjoyed when you go out for sushi! Miso soup...seaweed salad...edamame...and something like this:
This is just a little something I whipped up as a snack...no frills or anything. All measurements are approximate. I had some leftover garbanzo beans and lentils from salads I ate recently, and knew lentils were good in hummus, so why not?! I wanted to add an extra creamy texture and a good source of fat to use in place of olive oil so that's where the avocado came in. This recipe would also be good with some cilantro mixed in, I didn't have any on hand unfortunately.
That's all, just thought I'd share this simple and delish creation :)
This "salad" is to die for. With the perfect mix of sweet and savory and a fabulous nutritional profile, there is no reason not to enjoy this atop a whole grain (brown rice, wheat berries, quinoa, etc) or with a vegan burger! Plus it is just another perfect, quick summer meal...
I really don't have much else to say; just trust that you need to try it ;)
Oooohhhh baby. These are the most fantastic way to celebrate the beginning of summer. I had been eyeing this recipe from Annie's Eats for a while but just now finally got to make it...and it didn't disappoint! My brother even said I should make them again (which is suuuuper high praise from my family!). I know it may look like this isn't a full meal, but it has incredible staying power. I won't lie...this isn't terribly healthy, so try to be good the rest of the day ;)
Can't say they make great stand-alone leftovers, but toss a couple in your favorite soup (maybe tomato basil) and you have yourself a tasty meal!
Also, apparently I'm so out of practice with my normal blogging that I forgot to take any pictures of the process! It probably would have helped with this recipe, but if I make them again I promise to post those :)
Fair warning: this will be a long post...but I promise to incorporate oodles of pictures and only share good recipes ;) ...five and a half to be exact.
How was your Christmas? Did you get any good pressies? Here are the most amusing of my gifts ;)
Onto the food. I know that's all you people care about anyways ;)
Breakfast was the Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls you previewed yesterday.
They were fantastic and required little adaptation. Hands down one of the best vegan recipes I have ever had the pleasure of making. I made a half batch but did not halve the pumpkin pie filling because last time I made these no one could not they had pumpkin in them. It made a difference. The recipe can be found here and I will post the chocolate icing recipe below.
Christmas dinner started with salad topped with red grapes, toasted walnuts, dried figs, and a balsamic reduction.
Then we dug into the real feast...for me, it was mashed potatoes and gravy, wild rice pilaf, green beans, and rolls. The family had prime rib (and creme brulee for dessert).
Now, I am not a rice person, especially when it comes to pilaf. It has never been a palate pleasing dish for me but I would have to say as far a pilaf's go, this one is the best I've had. The dried fruits and wild rice are wonderful together and extremely filling. You can find this recipe on Oh She Glows. I omitted the onion and celery but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Enjoy :)
The Tahini-Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe came from Whole Foods. The vegan gravy was also from Oh She Glows. These two complimented each other well and the potatoes were wonderful but I look forward to trying the high-protein mashed potatoes recipe on OSG next year.
I am a terrible blogger. This is because as a food blogger you are supposed to post holiday recipes before the holidays so your fabulous followers can use your recipes for the upcoming festivities. I do not plan that far ahead, so for that I am sorry. But look at it this way...you will be that much more prepared for next year's meals ;) Tomorrow I will be sharing with you this recipe from OSG. Here's a preview : )
I made these garlic knots last Christmas and again a few nights ago and they continue to be a huge hit with my family. You really can't go wrong with simple yet superb flavors, beautiful presentation, and soft, pull-apart bread. As yeasted bread recipes go, this one is fairly simple, so if you have not made bread from scratch before, these are a good place to start!
As a side note...I would like to share the view from our living room a couple days ago...we are lucky enough to have a white Christmas. Jealous? Move to Colorado!
Due to my crazy work schedule, I will not be able to test run my Thanksgiving recipes before the holiday to share them with all of you. Luckily, some other fabulous bloggers have done it for us! Here are the recipes I plan on making for Thanksgiving. I will share with you the results and (hopefully) drool-worthy pictures with you soon after.
Sometimes I just can't pass up a good deal at Sunflower Farmers Market. Asparagus was on sale and I have had this recipe on the back of my mind since I first made it the summer but the meal as a whole flopped. This time I left the recipe well enough alone and loved it! It is a great, elegant alternative to leafy green salads. It could almost pass as an entree but I would reccomend at least serving this with a whole grain for more protein and fiber. Enjoy!