Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Lots of Veggies and 2 Vive Recipes for Father’s Day

Here’s what I’ve made this past very busy week:

Sauteed leftover kabob veggies.

Scarlet runner beans from the farmers market – my favorite (next to broccoli).

Sunny delite squash from the farmers market with broccoli and onions. The squash and skin were soft and delicious!

Asparagus with apricot vinaigrette (apricot all fruit jam, red wine vinegar, garlic, S&P). The vinaigrette was good, but plain ol’ asparagus tastes better to me. I eat them like breadsticks.

I'll call this corny guacamole – it started out to be chowder (avocado, corn, and almond milk - a recipe from Veg Times), but then I decided to just add some chili powder and cumin to the corn and mashed avocado. It was good, cold, spicy, crunchy guacamole.

I spent Father’s Day with my dad, mom, and brother. For dinner, my dad barbecued ribs and corn on the cob. My mom made an excellent fruit salad. I made a family size tossed salad.

It has mixed greens and broccoli slaw, steamed broccoli and onions, avocados, strawberries, and an assortment of chopped nuts. It was really good and even better with my mom’s fruit salad added to it.

I made myself Chickpea Ratatouille from Vive le Vegan.

It’s so easy to put together and tastes great, which is a good thing because it makes a bunch! The mustard seeds in the spice mix really give it a unique flavor. I had it over brown rice.

I made Chase and his dad Pineapple Lemon Bars, also from Vive. I added some lovely organic strawberries to it. I got 2 pounds of organic, perfect strawberries for $2.99!

It smelled so good, but I didn’t get to taste it and Chase forgot to come get it, so it’s in the freezer waiting for someone to eat it!


KleoPatra said...

Hey, that chickpea rataouille is just absolutely stellar!

Those pineapple lemon bars WITH organic strawberries is a gorgeous, too.

A good Father's Day it sounds like and from the looks of the food you've been making, EVERY day is a good one.

Also, i dig the bowl the yummy asparagus is laid out on. i eat them like breadsticks, too! Soooooo good!!

Celine said...

I have a "thing" for asparagus, and your picture just revived it!!!
I seriously believe Dreena's Chickpea Ratatouille is the best recipe, ever, hands down. it tastes good with just about any side, and is super good for you too! yay!

springsandwells said...

I really like those Vive Pineapple Bars, I've made them a few times and they are always a hit. The ratatouille is on my list too!

Anonymous said...

Those pineapple lemon bars looks delicious!

you are the queen of vegetables! yours always looks so good!

Monika K said...

The pineapple bars look terrific - is there a crust hidden under the gooey fruit goodness? Also, adding jam to a vinagrette sounds great - I can't wait to give it a try.

I need to expand my cookbook selection - I only have Dreena's first book and I'd love to give that rataouille a try! (-:

erica said...

So much fruits and vegis, I love it!

Holler said...

Hi there, Food looks great!
Just to let you know I have put a link to you on my blog, don't know why I didn't add you before!

laura jesser said...

Mmm, those pineapple lemon bars look divine--someone needs to eat those! I love the chickpea ratatouille... it's one of my all-time favorites. Other than that, all your vibrant veggies are making my mouth water! And that corny guac sure sounds interesting!!

Judith MacCaellich-Young said...

What a fabulous veggie spread! I love the sound of the ratatouille :)
Pineapple lemon bars...drool.
I have some guacamole lurking in the fridge, so I'll give that a go this week :)
I love runner beans sliced finely, lightly cooked in olive oil, in and out quick, with a teaspoon of sesame seeds.

Anonymous said...

wow, lots o' veggies! that corny guacamole is intriguing :)

Kate said...

Oh yum! Everything looks great! I want to try chickpea ratatouille.

VeggieGirl said...

it all looks so delectable - I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate some of my favorite ingredients (basically all veggies and chickpeas! ha)

urban vegan said...

Mouth watering, as aalways. That photo of the asparagus is so creative and well composed.

Could use a Pineaple Bar right now.

Kati said...

Corn guacamole = brilliant! I must try that...

bazu said...

I love all your food, but I bet I could eat that corny guacamole by the bucketful.

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