Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Browsing through Vegetarian Appetizers, a recipe for a red potato appetizer caught my eye. The potato slices serve as the base for whatever topping you choose. With sweet potatoes in my pantry, I decided a creamy black bean spread would complement them nicely. The black bean spread turned out addictive. I had to stop myself from eating half the batch with a spoon straight from the bowl! Otherwise, I would have had lonely sweet potato bites with no topping. I sprinkled the end result with a little cilantro, and MD pronounced this "good stuff". I think this could be even better if the potatoes were a little crispy, but I'm not sure how crispy they can get by roasting. If you have any tips, please weigh in with a comment.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Some people love the Olympics for the competition, the drama, or the
hot bodies visual spectacle. Me? I'm here for the cocktail. The Olympics just got way more interesting when I noticed that a cocktail exists by the same name. The recipe is easy enough to find on the 'net, but I wasn't able to find any history on its origin. The drink calls for brandy, triple sec, and oj. I had apricot brandy on hand instead of regular brandy, so that's what I used.
How'd it turn out? This is no medal winner in my book. I give it a score of 2 on a scale of 1-10. The drink was too sweet for my taste, which might be unfair since I used apricot brandy but I don't think I'd like it either way. However, if you like a sweet drink and brandy, and love a cocktail in theme like I do, the recipe is below!
3/4 ounce brandy
3/4 ounce orange juice
3/4 ounce triple sec
Shake over ice in cocktail shaker and serve in an up glass.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
I'm back after a little break to hang out with my parents visiting from South Carolina. We took advantage of the mild, sunny weather to catch a Cardinals game, the highlight (for me) of which was Billy Bob Thornton throwing out the first pitch! Another day we took in the Niki exhibit at the MO Botanical Garden. Forgot to take my camera, so I'll be back for sure. I'll work on getting back on track with more frequent posts this week. And now, back to our regularly scheduled vegan food programming...
What's with the name of this dish? Describing something as both vegan and unconventional might seem redundant. But "taco salad" doesn't capture what's going on here, with ingredients such as sunflower shoots and sugar snap peas. I was inspired by this Cooking Light recipe, but took a left turn based on vegetables I had on hand. The vegan sour cream provides a creamy base for the dressing, and all the fresh vegetables just seem so darn healthy you'll be quite pleased with yourself. MD gave this one a definite thumbs up.
Unconventional Vegan Taco Salad
Thursday, August 7, 2008
This pretty dish gives you another way to prepare zucchini from your summer harvest. The color is rather fluorescent, thanks to the turmeric, but the taste is subtle and mostly of citrus. This would be a great side to add a shot of color to a buffet.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Avocado Salad in Tomato Bowls