Such a wonderful time of year! I love MoFo soooo much and I look forward to meeting new bloggers, discovering new blogs, and reading posts from my favorite bloggers who I already know and love. I also really love Instagram, so I'm stoked to see new posts and new folks mofo-in' on Instagram.
This year, after various deliberations, I have decided to take the plunge into the unknown abyss of a themeless-MoFo!! Gasp! Usually I am such a diligent blogger, coming up with themes and doing work in advance and all that... but this year, I just couldn't do it. Something in my spirit longed to be set free, into the vast open space of themelessness. So, here we go!
Today is Mr. VE&T and my second wedding anniversary. In actuality, we have been together for almost 15 years, so celebrating "2 years" seems a little silly. But fun. And why skip out on another opportunity to celebrate our love for each other? So, we mostly just spent the afternoon together - and are planning to go out to a nice dinner together this evening.
beautiful, summery, colorful veggie goodness!
But, for lunch I decided to make something special. One of my MoFo ambitions is to push myself to experiment in the kitchen more often, and not be so dependent on cookbooks. I pretty much only ever cook straight from cookbooks, and I'm envious of my free-wheelin' friends who improvise and are creative in the kitchen.
So, I came up with this idea of making Grilled Veggie & Tofu Ricotta "Sandwiches."
There are two big grilled eggplant "patties," filled with lots of tofu ricotta (with blended in fresh basil leaves), grilled yellow summer squash and green zucchini, fresh basil leaves, and a giant slice of heirloom tomato. Since we are hungry beasts, I made us two each, and we had no problem putting them away! I also included a big mountain of the marinated red onions from Terry Hope's new book, Salad Samurai. I am currently very in love with those onions and that book. That book alone is one reason I couldn't commit to a whole month of recipe-less-ness!
two years! we made it!
May we all be victorious in our posting and reading goals!