Saturday, June 29, 2013


Dinner 06/29


It's always a good time when we break out the Paella pan! ;)

We used our basic Paella recipe, augmented tonight with green beans, button mushrooms deglazed with sherry, hickory-smoked tofu and red bell peppers.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Brown Rice Burger, Grilled Asparagus, Mixed Greens Salad with Grapes

Dinner 06/23

Brown Rice Burger

Grilled Asparagus

Mixed Greens Salad with Grapes

The recipe for the brown rice burgers hasn't changed much -- maybe less chipotle & jalapeno. The tomato is from our mini-garden on the patio (given that the deer will find anything tomato-related in the front or back yard, we have to put the older plants up on the deck).

The asparagus were tossed with olive oil, tamari and black pepper and grilled -- we've taken to putting a wok-lid over items on the grill (i.e. corn) to help even out the cooking with great success, making it act more like an outdoor grill.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake


Strawberry Shortcake

The recipe ("Mixed Berry Shortcake") was from adapted* from "Chloe's Vegan Desserts" (p. 129) by Chloe Coscarelli.

It was delicious.

That is all.

* we made two single cakes, didn't have any other berries and used Einkorn flour, as usual.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Guacamole and Chips

Appetizer 06/15

Guacamole and Chips

We had some friends over and started out the evening with guacamole & chips -- and maybe a Margarita or two, which is why there aren't any pictures of the enchiladas we had for dinner or the pumpkin flan we had for dessert. ;)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Thai Noodle Salad

Lunch 06/14

Thai Noodle Salad

I'm pretty sure there are items waaaay in the back of our pantry that have been there since we moved into the house in '94. Thankfully the Thai noodles (rice vermicelli) are a (somewhat) more recent purchase. ;)

There's stir-fried carrots, cabbage and tofu mixed into a quick sweet and sour sauce (lime, agave, sriracha, tamari) with the noodles, topped with cucumber, radish and peanuts.