Thursday, October 01, 2009

VeganMoFo 1: Eating From the Garden!

Week One of VeganMoFo: Eating From the Garden!

Today's seasonal meal: Hummus plate with fresh veggies. Yummy, super quick, filling, and beautiful. I always feel like I digest better when my food is beautiful.

The purple beans and the tomatoes are from our garden (and everything else is from the farmers' market). I love those beautiful dark purple green beans... aren't they incredible!? Just looking at this picture reminds me that I need to go pick them again, we've had a modest but steady crop from our 3 little bush bean plants. Also, the plants have the most gorgeous purple blossoms, pre-beans.... so they're decorative, and food-making. The best!

I usually use the recipe for "Creamy Hummus" from Vive Le Vegan, but over time I've come to play it by ear. I love how quick and easy and super nutritious hummus is... oh, and delicious too. I eat a lot of hummus, and I never get tired of it.

Both of these big plates o' hummus were created as humungous lunches for yours truly... and I think I managed to put it all away... except there may have been some cucumbers left over from that top plate!

Vegan MoFo:
My plan for VeganMoFo (Vegan Month of Food) is to break the time down into 4 weekly themes... stay tuned for more! To check out all the blogs participating in VeganMoFo this year, click here (over 350 blogs participating this year!!!).


  1. Looking forward to all your posts, Amey!

  2. So colorful! It's like eating rainbow for lunch!

    Happy MoFoing! :-)

  3. I love eating veggies and hummus for a lunch. It leaves you feeling so refreshed and lively! I need to start making some of my own hummus. But, first I need a new food processor. I guess I will wait until Christmas. Poo. :( Haha

    Lovely plating, by the way!

  4. Those purple beans look fantastic! I want to try some!

    I made some pine nut cream last night - so far the tastebuds seem A-OK but I still get a little worry everytime I eat them after your adventure. I hope it has all cleared up.

  5. Purple green beans! I don't think I've ever seen those before. Beautiful looking platter!

  6. I love eating a rainbow of fruits and veggies, it always makes me so happy. And hummus IS the best!

  7. Yum! I don't think I could ever get tired of hummus either. It's great that you're getting such beautiful veggies from your garden and your lunches look absolutely delicious... I love how colourful your blog is.

  8. A t first I thought those beans were vanilla beans!

  9. Love it...looks so delicious!

  10. I wondered what those purple beans were. Gorgeous!


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