Friday, July 31, 2009

Pea and Basil Soup

Short and easy post today. Made a simple pea and basil soup for dinner. (Although I'm not personally a fan of cooking with mint, you could pair the peas with mint to make the soup instead. Pretty classic combination.)

Peas, vegetable broth, carrot, mushroom, garlic, basil, parsley, salt & pepper.

-Posted by Jennifer

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies for dessert.

I colored some pink sugar and sprinkled it on top to make them prettier.

Tortilla Wrap With Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

Tonight for dinner, I decided to try a fresh tomatillo salsa. I served it with a simple flour tortilla wrap (I filled it with fake chicken from Morning Star) and made grilled seasoned potatoes to round out the meal.

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

1 pound of tomatillos
1 clove of garlic (you can use more if you like a lot of garlic.)
Salt, pepper, and cilantro to taste. (I tend to add a lot of cilantro, but some people find it a bit strong.)
1/4 to 1/2 of the juice from a lime
A few dashes of hot sauce
I added a pinch of sugar just to help balance the flavors, but this is optional.
**You can also add a diced onion. Most people do when making salsa, but Laura and I don't like onions.

1.After removing the husks and rinsing the tomatillos, dry and quarter them. Place them on a baking sheet and broil them for a few minutes. (Allow them to become a bit charred.)

2.Remove from broiler and combine all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until desired consistency.


Today for lunch we made a pizza with a homemade crust and marinara sauce. We topped it with mushroom, kale, and just a tiny bit of cheese (can easily be substituted with a vegan friendly "cheese")

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Gnocchi with a browned butter cinnamon sauce with kale

So, today I decided to make some gnocchi. This was only the second time I've done it and they turned out better than the first attempt. I still need to watch a youtube video or something to figure out how in the fuck I'm supposed to make the little indentations the traditional way. Today I just opted for pressing down on them with a fork. haha Oh well. At least I got some type of ridges.

Gnocchi with a browned butter cinnamon sauce with kale

-Posted by Laura

(No) Chicken Noodle Soup

This is a perfect soup for when you're not feeling well, or when it's cold outside. But then again, I enjoy this soup any time of the year.

(No) Chicken Noodle Soup with Garlic Herbed Crostini.

-Posted by Jennifer

Vegetarian Sushi

Simple vegetarian sushi for a snack.

Filled with avacado, tofu, carrot, and mushroom with seasame oil.

-Posted by Jennifer