Monday, June 29, 2009

Taco Salad

Crushed tortilla chips
Fresh Lettuce from the garden
Red onion
Pinto beans
Fresh tomatoes
Jalapenos and Pepperoncinis
Vegan Nacho "Cheese" Sauce

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Greek-Style Pasta

I Just threw this together, so I don't really have too many specifics on the recipe, but I will try. Here goes......
Sauteed some red onion and garlic in olive oil until soft, then added some kale and spinach. Added 2 cans of "Hunt's" organic diced tomatoes, a large can of tomato sauce, thyme, basil, oregano, chili powder, marjorum, and red chili flakes to taste. Bring to boil, then let simmer for about half to one hour. Before serving, I added garbanzo beans and kalamata olives. Heat through. Served on whole wheat pasta and topped with romano and feta cheese. Served with salad and applesauce.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Grilled Artichokes and Gyro Sandwiches

I cut each artichoke in half and steamed until almost tender. Then basted with Italian dressing and grilled until tender and roasted. Served with lemon dipping sauce.
Now, we didn't do a traditional gyro with the beef and lamb combo, but those who wanted put sliced tomato and garlic turkey sausage on theirs. I grilled the greek-style pitas on the bbq and kept them warm in a tea towel until needed. They are topped with romaine lettuce, tomato, red onion, kalamata olives, feta cheese and homemade tziki sauce.
The sauce is made with non-fat plain yogurt, granulated garlic, dill, salt to taste and sliced cucumber.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


This is what we have been having for breakfast lately, instead of our usual oatmeal. You can use a variety of nuts, seeds, rolled grains, dried and fresh fruit, and milks.
This particular version has 3/4 cup of raw oats, handful of chopped almonds, some sesame seeds, craisins, dried cherries, dried coconut, some frozen berries, a dash of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.
I soaked it all in some vanilla soy milk and a little hemp milk for at least a half an hour. You can also make it up the night before and soak it overnight in the fridge. I then added some chopped apple, a dash more soy milk, mix and serve. This is a great hearty breakfast.