Tonight we had an early "Hodge Podge" dinner - various yummy elements thrown together on a single plate! I know you're wondering - so I'll tell you what's on the plate! Starting with the tomatoes & going around clockwise: tomatoes & english cumcumber, Eden Carribean Beans & Rice with Lemon, VwaV Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic, fresh sugar snap peas, sesame-cilantro tofu salad from the farmer's market, and whole rye bread also from the F.M. Whoa!! Holy deliciousness! It's all so good, and now my belly is very full and very happy. What a feast.
This weekend we are throwing our big, annual Holiday Craft Party. It's our biggest party of the year and it's full of crafty fun and vegan treats. I planned out all the food to make a couple of days ago, and did my shopping today. I went to the Farmer's Market, Trader Joe's, and then my local natural foods store (Staff of Life). I thought of Candi's recent post about going to all the different stores in order to find everything she wants.
I especially had fun at the farmer's market. I got some baked tofu and the above mentioned tofu salad at a new vendor who comes down from San Francisco - great stuff. It's a little bit pricey, but I hope to gradually try one thing at a time. I also got:
5 navel oranges
2 collard greens
1/2 lb. dates
"Little Gem" lettuces
6 leeks, and 1 bunch baby leeks
6 bell peppers: 2 red, 2 orange, 2 yellow
parseley & cilantro
garlic, onions, shallots
15 small kiwis (only $2!!)
big bag of mini yukon gold & purple potatoes
celery & celery root
1/2 loaf of rye bread
... almost all organic, and pretty much all for the party or the few meals between now and then. Came to about $45. A bit of a splurge day, but not bad for most of my party budget!