Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mexi Veggies and Quesadillas

Yup, that's right. Yum! This was a quick meal to make and very tasty. I made quick quesadillas with Diaya and corn tortillas. Quinoa for another tasty grain. The main attraction was my mexi mushrooms and corn. Cook some mushroom slices. Add corn bits. Season with mexi seasonings. I don't even remember what I put in there - chili powder, oregano.... other stuff? I like to wing it when I cook so this turned out well!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

thai inspired soup

okay, so i know it isn't very fair that i've been posting test recipes lately. well, lately meaning "i finally started blogging on here again and, oh look! what pics do i have in my camera." anyways, something is better than nothing, right? a thai inspired soup for the new book full of veggies with a light coconut-citrus broth. ohhh! i've made this twice so far.

i do testing for my buddy tess, who blogs over at radiant health, inner wealth. she has ton of awesome vegan recipes and words of inspiration. her blog is free therepy on the web! she is also a very talented recipe author and has two books out and more in the works. i've been testing for her kiddo book (kid friendly vegan recipes) and for (i think?) weight loss. it is hard to think of it as "weight loss" when i don't think of myself as a) being on a diet or b) when the recipes are soo tasty!

if you love cooking, try some of her recipes out. this is an excellent tomato soup recipe.  tomato soup not your thing? try something else - use her labels to explore her free tasty recipes. then become her fan and friend and maybe you too can recipe test!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Seasme Lime Kale Chips

Yum, raw kale chips! The recipe is top secret (from my buddy Tess' book in the works) but they are pretty tasty! And the photo looks good too :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Soyrizo Scramble

Here is what you would call a very quick and easy dish. After eating a pound of carrots thoughout the day (don't ask), I wanted something a little less... healthy?... for dinner. Not that this isn't healthy, but it is definatly a little more processed than I normally go.

I decided to put a scramble together. DR wanted sushi, I was tired and feeling lazy. This hit the spot. I put the scramble on a whole wheat bagel and added diced avocado on top. YUM.

Soyrizo Scramble

1 pound (or so) firm tofu, drained
1 - 12 ounce package soyrizo
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
Juice from 1 lemon
2 teaspoons dill
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Salt, pepper, and other seasons to taste (I use a non-salt spice and herb blend)
Bagels and avocado, to serve

In a preheated medium skillet, add soyrizo and fry a bit until warm. Add in tofu, mashing into small crumbles and mixing it into the soyrizo. Add nutritional yeast, lemon juice, dill, soy sauce, and spices and cook 5 minutes or so, until hot and everything is mixed together.

Place mixture on top of toasted bagel and top with avocado. YUM.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Couscous and chickpea salad with olives and walnuts

I was looking in Supermarket Vegan for some quick and easy ideas and stumbled across this recipe. I like beans, DR likes olives and pasta, so it seemed like a good recipe to try. I used chickpeas that I pressure cooked (yummy!) and subbed pine nuts for the walnuts.

Either way, this was a nice dish. The flavors are light and it was good in the summer heat. Not sure if it will be in the regular rotation, but it was good. Here I have it budded up with a hummus wrap I made for LF, since she likes more "hearty" dishes.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tuscan style white bean quesadillas with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes

Long title, tasty dish. I've been reminded by a couple friends that my blog had been un-updated for quite a while....opps! I can't even figure out where to start explaining that one. Disinterest in cooking? Check. Working a lot? Check. Free time taken up with going to the gym? Check.

Regardless, I am going to attempt amends for this. These quesadillas are from Supermarket Vegan, a nice little book full of fast and fresh recipe ideas. The idea for the book is that it uses ingredients found in most grocery stores (score!) and, as a result, tends to have a lot of stuff I have in my house already. These are very tasty with sour creamy sauce (my fav) or pasta sauce (DR's fav). Using beans instead of cheese in quesadillas isn't something I'm new to but it works fantastically. Black beans and sweet potatoes are another winning combo. Yes!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Teriyaki Double Take

Teriyaki double take! I made this sauce from vegweb.com and DR liked it so much I made two dishes with it!

First, teriyaki tofu wrap. Press, slice, marinade. Bake and wrap with some spinach. Second, I used the marinade to soak some homemade seitan (from vcon) before frying it up in a pan. I steamed some broccoli on the side and then tossed them together. Cashew bits completed the dish. Both were quick, easy, and very tasty!


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