Wednesday, November 30, 2011


my laptop has been in the shop for about a week, was getting a new keyboard put on - had a ton of missing keys thanks to my cat using it as a scratch pad once - and they told me the hard drive was on it's way out, then it was the holidays...soooo FINALLY here is a post
And i forgot to take a picture of the sweet potatoes which were the most awesome! Anyway they were from my new cookbook Vegan Holiday Kitchen (as are all the foods in this post)- basically sliced sweet potatoes, maple syrup, oj, soy sauce, pecans & rosemary. They were a hit at the table 

I did make the Salad w/pears and glazed pecans - a little labor intensive, and the glazed pecans were so good i ate so many as i was making them!

Butternut Squash Pie! Like pumpkin but not. It was good, really good, a little more subtle than pumpkin, perfect with some SoyWhip

I didn't make stuffing and i regret it, i'm still craving it, i feel deprived. I may just still make it randomly

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fall-ing! Greenling box 11/17/11

A good fall fill box this week!

Baby lettuce bag
Basil bunch
Asian pears
Butternut squash
Sweet potato
Sweet yellow onion

Well as it's thanksgiving week I'm going to try and make a bunch of recipes for thanksgiving! I just got a brand new cookbook called Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas! So these recipes will all be from there.

Lettuce I will, use with pears in Mixed Baby Greens with pears & Glazed Pecans

Apple and onion will go in Walnut-Apple Stuffing.

Sweet potatoes sound amazing in Maple-Pecan Sweet Potatoes.

I'm tempted to use the butternut squash as a pie, like pumpkin but using butternut instead! The recipe in the book lists it as a substitute.

I love thanksgivingy food. I may make them all the rest of the month!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Greenling Local Box goodies 11/3/11

I realize i don't think i've ever posted a picture of how delightful the local box looks when it comes so here is the bounty! Those are the sweet potato greens there being all big and green and leafy

ok so in this box:

Asian Pears
Carrot Radishes (those longish red things - really like part carrot part radish)
Sweet Yellow Onions
Sweet Potato Greens
Summer Squash
Sweet Potatoes

ok....apples, pears & oranges just for me to eat, kids too i suppose :)

Mizuna - the box came with some really good recipes and Soba Noodle Salad with Radishes & Mizuna really sounds ideal, uses the radishes too. I made some kind of soba noodle w/mizuna last time i got them so i know it's good.

Carrot  Radishes - see above! Will also add to salads that i eat daily.
Cucumbers in salads too and yes, some to Drizzle the Guinea Pig

Sweet Potato Greens - another of the included recipes is Sweet Potato & Greens Stir Fry - it says it was adapted from but i haven't looked it up yet. But i love almost any recipe with peanut butter!

Summer Squash - more zucchini - last time i had one left after the casserle and i just chopped & sauteed then added to jar spagetti sauce and it was so good. Will do that again. I'm also in a taco-y mood lately so i think sauteed, chopped tiny and mixed with beans in a tortilla will be delish.

Sweet Potatoes - see above with the greens - but I did already make this Sweet Potato Lentil Chili last night with a couple of them and one of the onions to get into the cold weather spirit! It's probably the fave chili i've ever made

I ate it with home made corn tortilla chips, jalapenos & Tofutti sour cream which is my current condiment obsession