Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Steak and Slaw

Colorful red cabbage slaw with well marinated tempeh steaks. Just some pretty photos today because I've covered slaw and steak before: Here and here, respectively.
A different angle:
Sliced almonds, chopped pecans, red cabbage, kale, carrot, onion, red wine vinaigrette.

Coconut Lime Pops

 Hot days call for cold treats. Everybody knows this. But I've been so distracted with summer that I have been forgetting to make popsicles that I planned on so many months ago when it was still wintry in PDX. Recently I followed through, though, with Coconut Lime popsicles:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pecan Flaxseed Granola Bars

I usually ride my bike to get where I need to go and hunger comes with the territory. So I try to pack protein-rich granola bars in my bag to fill the gap between bigger meals. For those of you who buy granola bars from the store you know that they only come in packs of 6 bars. That is a box a week! What?! Homemade granola bar time.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pesto Pasta with Tempeh Bacon

I was pretty tired having just spent the weekend with some of my favorite people at a wedding in the bay area (!!!) and when I finally got home I just wanted a fast meal. I was pleasantly surprised with this meal and how quick it was to create with so little ingredients!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

First time with Gazpacho

 Once, for a short time, I worked in the Deli of a food co-op where all the food was the best I'd ever had. For the hot summer days they made a gazpacho that was so popular people would ask for it even before the weather was ready to give us sunburns. So now I'm thinking, "If it's that popular, I should make it". All it has in it is fresh veggies with a tomato base and spices. Not hard right?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pecan Tassies

July was a high for me but a low for the WIDWIDHAJ blog. Admitedly, a poorly chosen in-the-moment title because, in fact, I do have a job which keeps me busy outside of the kitchen in addition to many fun visitors last month! I did however manage to squeeze in another tassie recipe that I'll share. (Notice the "Nairobi" mug! A favorite cafe of Alan's in Kenya)