Posted in July 2012

vegan roasted vegetable gazpacho

vegan roasted vegetable gazpacho

Around this time each year, our meal plans are dictated by what is ripe in our garden. It’s kind of like having a grocery store in my back yard. A totally awesome and free grocery store! From our harvest this morning, we ended up with most of the ingredients needed to make a tasty batch … Continue reading

vegan jerk sloppy joes

vegan jerk sloppy joes

Ahhhh. Sloppy Joes. The official sandwich of Jamaica. OK, so not really, but I bet if they tried my jerk sloppy joe they might consider making it the official sandwich. Why jerk sloppy joes? Why not regular sloppy joes? Funny you should ask… I belong to a book club. It’s the kind of book club … Continue reading

vegan pumpkin chard quesadillas

vegan pumpkin chard quesadillas

I think we may have gone a bit overboard with our pumpkin plants last year. We only had three plants, but those three plants produced what seemed like a billion pumpkins. What did we do with all of those pumpkins? We peeled them, cut them, steamed them, mashed them and froze them. It was an … Continue reading

vegan seitan and mushroom stroganoff

vegan seitan and mushroom stroganoff

Remember how I said that I used to hate eggplant, but now I like it? You’re never going to believe this, but I used to hate mushrooms, too. I really wanted to like them, and I’d try them often, hoping that my tastes had changed. I love raw mushrooms, but cooked mushrooms do nothing for … Continue reading

vegan zucchini bites

vegan zucchini bites

Well, we still have that pesky zucchini problem. Darn plants just keep producing. Lots of zucchini means I need to get creative figuring out how to get rid of this stuff new meals to serve my family. A while back, I saw this recipe on Pinterest and thought it sounded pretty good, and it looked easily … Continue reading

vegan lemon zucchini bread

vegan lemon zucchini bread

Ahhhh…Summer! The season of flip flops, camping, no school, a kid who thinks he should stay up late because the sun sets later, long hot nights in a house with no air conditioning, and zucchini. Lots and lots of zucchini. I harvested these out of my garden yesterday. All of them. I’m afraid to go … Continue reading

vegan eggplant parmesan

vegan eggplant parmesan

I used to think I hated eggplant. Turns out I just hated eggplant that was cooked the wrong way, aka eggplant mush. In the past few years I’ve developed a serious love for eggplant, and I love finding new ways to prepare it. We got a huge eggplant in our veggie delivery, and I was … Continue reading

chocolate peanut butter pretzel brownies

chocolate peanut butter pretzel brownies

So…today is my birthday. For the past few weeks I’ve been trying to decide what kind of dessert I wanted for my birthday, and one combination kept popping up…chocolate and peanut butter. I’ve never met a dessert I didn’t like, but chocolate and peanut butter is definitely one of my favorite combinations. I thought I … Continue reading