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Garden Challenge

So this week, something pretty awesome happened.  Michelle gave me a VERY exciting bag of fresh veggies from her garden, and the challenge was to make a meal with them that was easily accessible to all eaters (veggies and omnis alike) and delicious (duh).  I decided to make one dish with the head of cabbage [...]

“Irish” Potatoes

Maybe it’s horribly stereotypical of me, but I’m calling these Irish for the simple fact that the dish involved cabbage and potatoes.  The colors also remind me somewhat of the corned beef and potatoes my parents would make once or twice a year when I was a kid.  (no we’re not Irish, but there’s nothing [...]

Veggie Logs

This is my last recipe (at least for the time being) from Just the Food and it was a good one, although it didn’t photograph the best.  I’m not sure if it was the peanut butter or what, but these stayed together better than any TVP recipe I’ve made in the past, and I was [...]

Sundried Tomato Basil Burgers

Yet another recipe courtesy of the famous Just The Food blog…and I REALLY liked this one.  My version isn’t gluten free like the original since I used plain old whole wheat flour, but I didn’t need it to be.  The only complaint I could make about these is that they were a bit mushy, but [...]

Swedish Meatballs

This is another one that gets chalked up to Joni over at Just the Food, and man is it good.  I’ve never actually had the Ikea Swedish meatballs, since I’m a straight up lygonberry jam fan, but I imagine they’d taste a lot like this dish…you know, if they were veggie, and awesome. I did [...]

Nachos and Taco Burgers

I hadn’t made veggie burgers in awhile, and to make up for that, I picked a few from Just The Food to try out this week, starting with the Ortega Burger.  Although I followed the recipe to a T, I’m calling this a taco burger only because the taco seasoning packet that I used wasn’t [...]

Forbidden Rice and Spicy Wonton Soup

First off, I don’t remember what’s in the soup.  I dumped everything “Asian flavored” I had into the pot and let it simmer for half an hour.  Then there was soup.  I made some simple veggie wontons with shredded carrot, napa and mushrooms sauteed with a bit of five spice powder.  Overall it was pretty [...]

Summer Succotash

Sometimes all you want is a cold salad, and what masquerades as a simple salad but sounds so much cooler?  A succotash, of course.  This recipe is perfect for summer, although I must warn you that if you plan on leaving some of this for leftovers, you should omit the olives, because the brine overcomes [...]

Summer Squash Lasagne

This was an idea I had because frankly, it was too humid to boil a huge pot of water for lasagna noodles the other day, but I was still feeling “casserole”.  I’d picked up some gorgeous summer squash at the first farmer’s market of the year, and the idea to mandolin those into thin strips [...]