Tonight I made a couple of recipes from the recent issue of Vegetarian Times Magazine...
First, I made the Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon-Tahini Dressing. I used my fancy purple and orange cauliflowers. Aren't they beautiful!? Here they are before I roasted them.
I thought the roasting would dilute the color, but not at all... So pretty. This is the finished dish (garnished with parseley). I thought the flavor was pretty good, but maybe not my favorite. Maybe I like my cauliflower steamed a bit more than I like it roasted. Still, it's a tasty dish and we've got a fair amount left over for tomorrow.
Also I made the "G-nut Sauce with Sweet Potatoes" - a really nice recipe. Baked sweet potatoes mixed with cumin and lemon juice, topped with sauteed onion-garbanzo-spinach mix, and all topped with a special peanut sauce. I'm not usually one for peanut sauce, but this was a nice recipe. I also made it all oil-free. Great success! Even Musty (aka "sweet potato hater") enjoyed it a lot. hoorah!
Last night we had left over tofu tart for dinner, but also I made a salad with cucumbers, bell peppers, and onions... More importantly - yesterday I got my autographed copy of "The Vegan Lunchbox" cookbook! Hoorah! I am really excited to read through it some more and try some of the recipes.
Finally - I need your help and ideas, fellow vegan bloggers!! On Friday, I am going to have lunch with a man who owns a pretty sizeable sandwich/deli chain in Northern California. We have a few connections in common, and someone mentioned to him that there weren't any good vegan options at his deli. So, we are going to have lunch to discuss some ideas for vegan sandwiches. This is where I need your help! I want to come armed with ideas... they need to be pretty mainstream, basic ingredients, as simple and "normal" as possible. My current thought is to encourage him to have a hummus sandwich (I am thinking of bringing a selection of hummus to our meeting, so he can experience the difference between good, bad, and ho-hum hummuses). But what toppings? Any special ideas? I'd love to hear your thoughts!!