As soon as I got back from Austin, I dove into the new Harry Potter book. My time and mind has revolved around the final adventures of Harry and his friends, intermittent by short lapses of time spent outside repainting the porch. I have also cooked a few things here and there. A girl's gotta eat! So, now that all of my distractions have been taken away (other than moving, finding a job, dealing with medical shit, packing, etc. etc) I can finally blog!
I made this quinoa salad, inspired by Have Cake, Will Travel. It is basically cooked quinoa, dried figs, shredded carrot, diced red onion, and a dressing of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, herbs, and garlic powder. Served fancy on top of mixed lettuce. Yummy, light, and filling. I can't wait for her zine.
Feeling nostalgic, and curious, I finally made some tofu fish sticks. I followed Jen's recipe, but marinated them first in a marinade I found on this post. They turned out divine! Since I try to be healthy and all, I omitted the ubiquitous tater tots and had a mashed sweet potato, and some cole slaw. Oh, also homemade tartar sauce. Mmmm!
The next night, I tried another recipe I have had my eyes on. Seaside stuffed mirlitons, from Fat Free Vegan. I enhanced the recipe a bit by adding leftover tofu sticks to the stuffing. Oooooh my goodness. And some corn.
With leftover stuffing from the mirlitons, I made patties and had a burger. Add lettuce, and drown in tartar sauce. One meal three ways, and they were all really great.
I love scones, so I made these. Gingerbread scones from Eden in the Kitchen. These came out great. Have with a cup of tea. Hey, gingerbread is year round. Don't be scared to make it at times other than Christmas. It should be celebrated through out the year! Gingerbread men may not be happy, and we might end up with a revolution on our hands. But, at least ginger and cinnamon can be in the spotlight for a short time (at least until they have their throats sliced by pissed off men-shaped cookies, with their adorable eyes and mouths made of icing.)
Hope everyone is have a great summer!