Friday, July 18, 2008

I cooked!

Holy shit! It's been a while, but over the past few weeks, I've managed a few meals at home - or at least throwing things together to dish out at work for lunch. And hit up the farmer's markets, of course.

Grilled BBQ tempeh, steamed kale, grilled zucchini and short grain brown rice.
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I made this for a 4th of July vegan potluck: Gluten free Pesto & Roasted Garlic Mac & Cheeze with Green Beans. It was based on the Lower Fat New Farm recipe and I used rice noodles.
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Berry Picking! Some friends I went berry picking a couple weeks ago on Sauvie Island, don't mind my crazy messy kitchen table! We picked strawberries, raspberries and blueberries (early). Berry picking is so therapeutic and I look forward to it every summer. Gets me through the warm madness!

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Lunch at work: Leftover Rice & Beans from the Whole Bowl, Baked Tofu Bacon and steamed kale
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More lunch at work: Some sort of noochy chickpea mix, lettuce, sugar snap peas and the last of the baked tofu bacon.
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Someone is going to recognize this plate! I made dinner at Webly's house last week while I was dogsitting. Roasted potatoes, baked Italian pesto tofu and broccoli and corn with nutritional yeast and garlic. One of the best meals I've had lately (credit the lack of cooking).

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Quick dinner from Papa G's - Mac & Cheeze with peas and a salad with ranch dressing.
The whole living-right-by-a-vegan-deli thing is sweet.

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Recent farmer's market haul - zucchini, broccoli, garlic scapes (also known as tops and other names), apricots, baby new potatoes and corn.

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A couple weeks ago I met Hannah from Bittersweet Blog and My Sweet Vegan. She was in town for a book signing (and treat sampling) at Herbivore and to record this segment of Whoopie Pie making on Everyday Dish. We also had the chance to chat at a mini PPK meet up at Townsend Tea's for bubble tea and knitting talk (of which I'm a total newbie). I tried one of her whoopie pies and oh, my.

Whoopie pies and mini muffins

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19 comments:

Katy said...

All that food looks fabulous, but that baked pesto tofu has to be my favorite! It looks totally awesome!

VeggieGirl said...

Wow, you HAVE been cooking!! Everything looks terrific; and I'm quite envious of your berry-picking, since I haven't been able to do that here yet (the weather hasn't been suitable for "berry growth" in my garden).

Ahh, so fun that you met Hannah - she's awesome!! And so are her baked goods :0)

jessy said...

omg! i'm sitting here reading your post and eating leftovers and i'm like "damn, this lunch kinda sucks - i want all of jess's food instead!" it all looks gloriously awesome! those berries - and the the farmer's market loot have me all jealousfaced! :)

jennycestcake said...

Great post! I love seeing what people pick up at farmer's markets! That zucchini is gigantic! So envious you got to go berry picking - I would love to do that some time this summer!

Taylor said...

I'm so not hungry, but now I am. Yum-mee!

Bianca said...

That green bean/cheeze casserole looks awesome! My mac & cheeze always dries out when I try to bake it. I have the new Farm cookbook. I should look that up!

kimmykokonut said...

your blueberries are huge! the meals look awesome and put my lazy burrito nights to shame. i too ate a whoopie pie and they were quite sinful.

Sophie said...

We'd like to invite you to participate in our July berry recipe contest. All competitors will be placed on our blogroll, and the winner will receive a fun prize! Please email me, sophiekiblogger@gmail.com, if you're interested. Feel free to check out our blog for more details. (Click on my name in the message header link to visit our blog. :)

Kati said...

Can you believe I just discovered the joys of berry picking this summer?? Now I want to go constantly. It's amazing, truly. And speaking of which, I should probably post about it one of these day...

kindkitchen said...

So glad you are back to cooking! That pesto mac & cheeze looks scrumptious and pretty :) I wish there were places around here to go berry picking. I can definitely see how it would be therapeutic!

Claire said...

i want a whoopee pie.

Nikki Douglas said...

Everything looks so good - I love your noochy chickpeas. I am a nooch addict. It is my favorite dressing on earth. i do not know how I lived almost 40 years on this planet without nooch. Dear Goddess, never will it not be part of my life. I am eager to try anything with nooch in it.

And your farmers market haul - whoa! Good stuff.

It seems everyone has been picking berries lately - I don't know if we have them here in Florida like that.

Funny but in the new ish of VegNews they had a thing by Hannah. She's practically famous!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Wow. I have delicious looking food overload. The BBQ tempeh and Mac and Cheese with Pesto and Green Beans look to die for.

Melisser said...

Mmm, I need to get back to cooking as well! At least your reason is you were jet setting!

Erica said...

I love the Whole Bowl with at least 50% of my heart! (the other 50% being taken up by Bob Log III)

Johnna Knows Good Food: Yum Yum, Gimme Some! said...

Great layout;-)

russ said...

Ahh that reminded me how much I wanted to go pick some strawberries!! Its like going to an all-you-can-eat buffet of fruit (wonder how many vegans they find at the end of the day in their fields, passed out and covered in fruit?)

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