Something told us Minx should come out of the water this week. Too bad the yard was too busy to work us in! Huge flakes but it will probably gone tomorrow.
Preparations have started for family and friends to visit over the holidays. I am exhausted and think I might be getting a sore throat. No fun.
But I did get my copy of Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz a couple of days ago. I was inspired to make a “bowl” which, according to Isa, is “a large bowl of grains, veggies, a little protein, and a killer sauce.” I used buckwheat groats, carrots, chickpeas and banana peppers. The sauce was Miso-Tahini Dressing from her wonderful book. Check it out!
The last few days have been mostly throwing together things I have in my fridge and not really following recipes as much.
For instance, I needed to use some CSA greens but wasn’t in the mood for a cold salad so I put them in a breakfast green smoothie. I added carrots, radishes, Asian pear, banana and celery (nearly the kitchen sink). It was my after-run smoothie, too.
And this morning, again looking for butternut squash uses and wanting something different for breakfast, I came across this recipe. It was really good and I think it could be tweaked to make a great side dish/dessert for Tday.
Hope your month is going well.
Tags: cat, knitting, plant-based food, sailing
And I thought I would celebrate this new plant-based lifestyle by sharing some of what I’ve been eating. I should have started a few days ago, I know, but don’t fear! I have pictures and links!
Nov 1st: the recipe I want to share was actually dinner on the 31st but I had the leftovers for breakfast on the 1st.
This is Cheesy Broccoli and Potato Soup from The Cheesy Vegan by John Schlimm. Excellent soup! Yes, soup for breakfast…wha?
Nov 3rd: when all my meals are plant-based and tasty ( if I do say so myself) then it can be hard to pick just one to highlight. But I’m sure you are thankful that I only pick one a day, huh? Anyway, lunch on Sunday was Mushroom-Coconut Soup.
Though it was commented upon that my carrots were a bit large and abundant, this soup got a thumbs up. Good thing Jay likes mushrooms! I used joi choi from Priapi’s CSA for the greens. I’m really enjoying this CSA!
Nov 4th: no linky for this one. This comes from years of making shrimp or chicken Thai curries. I just sautéed veggies (sugar snap, asparagus, onion and carrots) and added Thai green curry paste and lite coconut milk. Served it over brown Basmati.
Today: another random inspiration recipe. I was wondering what to do with the partial butternut squash I had and, scanning the fridge, lentils, etc. I thought of Shepherds Pie. Sautéed onion, garlic, carrots and lentils. Then steamed in tatsoi (a Chinese spinach of sorts). Then mixed in a hemp seed cheese sauce I am crazy about. Put in 9×11 and topped with mashed roasted butternut squash (blended with almond milk kefir). Yum!
On the sailing front, it’s getting chilly out there. We have been out for a few weekend overnighters but stayed in the last weekend. The tides did not cooperate.
But here is a picture of Marmalade relaxed in the forward berth.
Knitting? Why, yes, I am. I can’t talk about much due to the surprise nature of the items. I did finish Cornhusk Pullover for myself and LOVE it!
Tonight’s meal is black beans sautéed with sweet onion and Swiss chard. It is served over bulgar with hot sauce! Yum!