Today was a big food day, with lots of fun activity in the kitchen...
Ta-Dah!! Wow! I have been eyeing the crepe recipe in VwaV for quite a while now... and finally I made them! I reduced the salt a lot and used canola instead of olive oil, to make them a little less "savory." When I was little, whenever we had special breakfast, it was always crepes (never pancakes). So crepes have a special place in my heart... and I've missed them since being vegan. Miss no more! These were GREAT! I was dancing around with happiness as I ate them. I filled them with my fresh raspberry jam from last night and rolled them up. Yum yum yum. I cannot strongly enough recommend this delicious item!
This morning I made two loaves of zucchini bread. It's an old recipe I got from my mom and it's really good. I made one loaf for my 15th High School Reunion barbecue today, and one for my Yoga Book Club meeting tomorrow. This is an old standby and a good use of 4 cups of grated zucchini!
Today I did something I hadn't done in a while... made my own salsa! I got this Pico De Gallo recipe from "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" by Deborah Madison. It's a great recipe - easy and totally delicious. We've got a lot left over, so I'll have to think of something to use it on in the next few days.
Here's the recipe:
3-4 good sized tomatoes, finely diced
2 garlic gloves, finely minced
1 jalepeno, seeded and finely minced
juice of one lime
1/4 c. finely chopped white or yellow onion
3 T finely chopped cilantro
Mix it all together and let stand for at least 20 minutes or so for the flavors to mix together.
Here's the finished burrito... YUM! In addition to lots of fresh salsa, there are some veggie refries (with loads of cumin and salsa added in), some chopped up yellow cherry tomatoes, and a bunch of chopped up lettuce. Really, really good.
Tonight for dinner I made "Green Beans Almondine" from a recent issue of Vegetarian Times... it's one of those "5 ingredients" recipes. It was pretty good!
Turn oven to 350 & toast 1/2 - 3/4 c slivered almonds for about 9 minutes. Set aside.
Steam 1-1 1/2 lb. green beans until tender crisp. cool & set aside.
Add to the beans:
2 t balsamic vinegar
1 T walnut oil
1 1/2 T low sodium tamari
Then, add in the almonds and enjoy!
It's a nice little side dish, and a tasty combo of flavors.