Saturday, September 12, 2009
Tempeh Sloppy Joes, Creamy Miso Ginger Dressing, and Ruby
Busy summer days mean cooking previously-tried recipes that I know will be quick and easy, but unfortunately that also means less to blog! I made Caribbean Pumpkin Soup again on a recent visit to SC. We also took along Follow Your Heart Organic Creamy Miso Ginger dressing.
I usually prefer to make my own dressing, but the convenience of store bought was appealing to have along on a trip. I'm hard to please when it comes to store bought dressings, but I would definitely buy this one again! It is creamy and a little sweet, and tastes delicious on salad or as a dip for vegan chicken pieces. Above you see it on a simple salad of baby spinach, grape tomatoes, and broccolini.
The salad is alongside one of the few new recipes I've tried recently, Tempeh Sloppy Joes from The Vegan Table. I find myself drawn to try practically every new sloppy joe recipe I see, and this one will go into my regular rotation. I seasoned it liberally with chili powder and the sauce turned out to be very flavorful even though the ingredient list was pretty short. You can find a variety of recipes from the book here and here and here.
And finally, one reason I'm keeping busy this summer is pictured below. We adopted Ruby from the Humane Society of Missouri!
I think she's saying "are you my new people?" in this one.
And here she's decided that getting adopted makes for a tired girl.