First, a Cauliflower Salad – lightly steamed cauliflower flowerets with capers and fresh dill.
Next, a Sunflower Sprout Salad with fresh tomatoes and fava beans.
And a Raw Pasta and Pesto.
All of these were extra yummy and nice for dinner when it’s still 90 degrees out.
One thing I did serve hot was these Giant Runner Beans I found at my market. To convey their hugeness, here they are laying on a dinner plate.
To prepare them, I boiled them (in a soup pot!) for about 8 minutes, then sprinkled them with fresh and dried herbs. I ate 9 of them and was stuffed!
I googled “Giant Runner Beans” to make sure I had identified them properly, and the first picture that popped up was this one:
It’s not a real bean, but I thought it was funny.
I got an email this week from a nice website that promotes healthy diet and lifestyle saying they had included my blog as one of their 100 Blogs to Inspire Healthy Eating. It’s not the Nobel Prize, but it was nice to be recognized for what I try to promote here, and also nice to be included on a list with the fabulous bloggers at FatFree Vegan Kitchen, Urban Vegan, My Sweet Vegan, Day to Day Vegan, Karina’s Kitchen, Tinned Tomatoes, and Diet, Dessert and Dogs (just to name a few!) Check out the list for some new blog inspiration and the rest of the website for good health information.
It was kind of ironic to be recognized as a healthy blogger during my decadent birthday cake post. Oh, well. I promised some pictures of a slice of the Deep Vegan Chocolate Cake so here’s a couple for you. This is a nice shot to show that the cake has a light yet sturdy texture.