I love making a delicious Sunday dinner that fills the house with wonderful scents. Tonight we feasted on tortellini, tofurkey in a homemade pasta sauce, served with fresh garlic bread. It was fantastic!
Instant Homemade Pasta Sauce
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We wanted a simple yet tasty afternoon treat so we made "cheese" quesadilla with corn tortillas. They turned out fabulous! Feel free to double the recipe and mix it up. Simple and satisfying!
Dining out doesn't always have to be about what you can't eat, but about what you can eat! Especially when trying a vegan or vegetarian cafe. One of our favorites is Sipz. I can pick up a menu and order vegan sushi, "chicken", "beef", etc. I love cooking but every once in a while it's fun to go out.
Salt and Pepper with "Beef" dish
Check it out and/or check out a local vegan/vegetarian cafe in your area.
Fried okra, Cajun black beans and a garden fresh salad is enough to make anyone smile. I fell in love with okra when I first tried it. My first thought was, where have you been all my life? I love it so much, I have some growing on our front porch.
This recipe can easily be substituted with a different vegetable. I know it's not as healthy as it could be but man oh man is it good! Enjoy!
Cajun Black Beans
BBQ is always finger licking delicious and this recipe does not fall short. The scent has filled our house, we couldn't help but devour the entire meal. Brussels sprouts, tofu and potatoes smothered in BBQ sauce.
I've been kind of lame about posting so I've decided to do a blog-a-thon this week! One post a day until October is here. I sincerely thank any and all viewers!
Enough of that....lets get down to the stuff we really love. QUICK EASY DELICIOUS MEALS! That's what I'm talking about! Tofu, vegetables, a few garden delights tossed with soy sauce and seasoning and bam! Dinner is served.
Feel free to substitute the okra and squash blossoms or whatever else you'd like for that matter. When I cook I typically am pulling from what is going bad first. If the bell pepper is feeling a little soft I figure I better cut that bad boy up! Always feel free to substitute and have fun!
Having the chance to grow your own food is priceless. Even a small garden on the porch is enough to bring a smile to your face and a sense of organic health right to your door. For me, being able to cook organic okra fresh from the garden, eat homemade pickles, a fresh tomato off the vine and add fresh herbs to a meal makes it all worthwhile.
Jerry and Christa's Urban Garden - San Diego, CA Summer 2012
The harvest is so sweet!
Fresh Cucumbers grown on our porch!
Even if you can get a kitchen herb, it's a great place to start. I find it helps you get in touch with Mother Nature and yourself. Plus, the flavor from fresh herbs is priceless!
Grow, grow, grow!
Last night we feasted on BBQ Tempeh "Cheese" burgers with all the fixin's. Served on top of a bed of lettuce with raw onion, jalapenos, pickles and fresh tomatoes from the garden. We enjoy these so much that I typically double the recipe
I used the following toppings but always love to mix it up!
Growing up cheesecake was always my favorite dessert. I've been yearning to make vegan cheesecake but have always been a little intimidated. Cooking teaches me to just dive in and give it a try. What better day than to share this recipe than on Julia Child's Birthday! Happy 100th Birthday Julia, thank you for sharing and inspiring others and me. :)
Adapted from The Skinny Bitch: Everyday Cookbook
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