Vegan MoFo: How I spent my summer.
This summer was looooooooooong. So long. And super hot. Most of the days in July and August, it was at least 90 degrees. I did manage to have some fun with food though! Here are some highlights:
There was a little grilling.
I finally got to try Temptation Ice cream!
There was the heartache of ordering a tofu dish and having them bring me warm silken tofu in a sauce.
I made Hufflepuff cupcakes for my friends birthday, even though I don’t give a crap about Harry Potter.
We also had pie because Jim’s birthday is two days away. This is like my calling card, this pie. Because Jim hates cake and it’s so easy to make. If we lived in bizzaro world and everyone else liked pie and he wanted cake for his birthday, he’d be totally screwed.
While I was in Illinois (I actually went to see Joan Jett and Huey Lewis, the birthdays were just a coincidence) my mother-in-law said we had to do something with her tomoatoes. They planted a few plants and they grew out of control. It was perfect timing because Isa had just posted her entry about making tomato sauce. We didn’t have as many tomatoes so it didn’t take quit as long, but it was a good three hours from start to finish. It was good, squishy fun.
We made the sauce on Saturday before I went to the concert (didn’t take my camera, sorry!) and ate it for Sunday dinner with salads and breadsticks made from rolled out pizza dough from the health food store.
A Chipotle opened in my hometown and I became obsessed with their vegetarian bowl pretty quick. I even got one to go on my way out of town and ate it when I got back to Tennessee. There isn’t a Chipotle within driving distance even if gas prices weren’t crazy, so I recreated it at home. Lime cilantro rice, seasoned black beans, smoky grilled onions, fresh corn and tomato salsa, and guacamole. It was close, but my rice wasn’t quite right. I think I need to break down and buy a rice cooker, mine always comes out mushy or undercooked.
So that was the later part of my summer in food. I meant to have a cookie recipe to post today, but I lost my wallet (and got it back) so I didn’t have the time or focus to bake. I’m really excited about the Vegan MoFo being in October this year, because it’s birthday and Halloween time and I have a few fun things planned. See you tomorrow!