Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bok Choy on a Budget

Pretty impressed I was able to pull off this dinner from what is left in the fridge and pantry on a ---Thursday! Bok choy and 'shrooms go together quite well with garlic, soy sauce, red pepper flakes and some dried ginger!

Artichoke hearts - 3/4 of a jar in the fridge. What to do with those? We were in a restaurant where they were an appetizer on the menu. Bread crumbs, garlic, lemon juice, and some more red pepper flakes yields a delicious result!

No recipe, less than 30 minutes and quite a result! And I promise I'm not biased. This was delicious to all who ate it! All two of us :)

By the way we bought these veggies and more that fed us all week at Trader Joes for under $30! They have the best prices around although I hear there is an Asian market nearby that can beat those prices! I have to check it out.


Check out Rich Roll on youtube! He has a video that shows you how you can buy a good amount of vegetables for less than $25 at Trader Joe's!


https://m.youtube.com/user/richroll66



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Autumn Wine Tasting and Plant Based Food Pairing

On this lovely, blustery fall day, we were lucky to gather with some of our closest friends and family to enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting and food pairing.

See the menu here...all plant based!


I didn't even think of it being vegan, but it was! Everything was delicious, in my opinion. Others said they liked it too and even asked for the recipes....It was great to see what pairs really well with the foods we love...

Menu
Bruschetta with artichokes and sundried tomatoes
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Shots
Risotto StuffedMushrooms
Roasted Fall Vegetables
Chocolate Ganache Cake
And
WINE!!!!

All the recipes or sources are here:

Focaccia with red onion and artichokes (sans cheese)
http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/artichoke-and-sun-dried-tomato-focaccia/

Soup-Pumpkin - Veganized by exchanging almond milk for dairy etc...
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/11/pumpkin-soup/

Roasted Butternut squash, Roasted fall veggies
Ordered from a nearby market - Brick Farm Market in Hopewell, NJ

Risotto stuffed mushrooms
http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/risotto-stuffed-mushrooms/

Chocolate ganache cake (Vegan) from Whole Foods






Saturday, August 30, 2014

Little Ones with Mamas

I don't know about you, but I love to see baby animals with their mamas!

Look at the love in this pic! So sweet and adorable, they are just like human animals in that they feel and want love from each other.

A little reminder to me of why I eat a plant based diet and why that makes me so happy!