Friday, July 22, 2011

July 18-24 A busy week of cooking.

I have found the most amazing recipe site and I want to share it with you today.

Wow... so many good recipes.  In fact, the Creamy Kale recipe on the main page right now is one of the recipes I cooked this week.  I served it over both quinoa and black eyed peas for a very well rounded meal;  Christina and I both enjoyed it over a mixture of white kidney beans and black beans because I had run out of the former.  It was delicious... a little hot from the jalapeno peppers, but not bad.  I cannot wait to make this kale treat for my kids who all love kale.

This week I also made:

creamy broccoli soup
a layered salad with mixed greens, grated beets, grated carrots, alfalfa sprouts, edamame, roasted pumpkin seeds and Green Goddess Salad Dressing
a gorgeous green smoothie with 2 cups packed kale, stems removed, 1/2 cored pineapple, 1 large banana, 1-2 cups water to desired texture
bean salad - no real recipe here, just combination of yellow and purple beans, diced with mixed beans and your favourite vinaigrette.  I used the one
Quinoa and Smoked Tofu Salad .  I made some changes to this recipe in that some people got the salad with tofu and others with chickpeas.  I didn't really like the combination of mint and lemon juice, so the next time I made this I will use basil in place of the mint or omit the mint and double the parsley.
Very Very Green Green Pea Soup which I veganized by using mock chicken broth and vegan margarine
Skillet Gardener's Pie which I changed by substituting sweet potatoes for regular and using whatever vegetables I had on hand.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup Sweet Potato Cornbread which I originally veganized from

I also did some dessert baking this week:  Vegan Raspberry Applesauce Muffins
banana chocolate chip muffins found here: which you can originally find in The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick Goudreau .

WHEW!  A very busy week indeed.

See you all again next week.