July 29, 2011
Here are some of the tasty foods that came out of my kitchen this week:
Cheater Pad Thai (p. 117) with carrots and edamame. To be even more of a "cheater" I tossed the carrots and edamame in with the noodles when they were cooking! I was also all out of smooth peanut butter so I used chunky and I think the little bits of nuts really added to this dish!
A trio of recipes from my new cookbook, Everyday Happy Herbivore: Sweet Slaw, Roasted Carrots & Chickpea Tenders (which are so easy to make and so ridiculously good!)
Salad with corn, lettuce tomatoes and a Caribbean-inspired black bean dish I'm working on. I love how flavorful beans such as these or even refried beans can really give oomph to a salad!
Mardi Gras Red Beans & Rice, another recipe from Everyday Happy Herbivore. This recipe reminds me what I love about Cajun cuisine -- just a few basic ingredients and so much bold flavor!
We can't seem to get enough of HH's Eggless "Egg" Salad lately -- it was fantastic paired with red bell pepper and cucumber!
I know I've blogged about this Enchilada Sauce (p. 260) before but it's so delicious and so easy to make that I can't help but have it all the time. It's great to have on hand, too. It's not just for enchiladas! Use this enchilada sauce to jazz up beans and rice, add extra flavor to tofu scramble and it's even pretty spectacular with greens! These were sweet potato, black bean and kale enchiladas. Really delicious and super healthy!
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