Monday, March 5, 2012

Lasagna, Soups, Curry and Stir Fry

I love blogging and being part of the food blog world, but it can be really time consuming (as we all know). With my long commute (90 km one way) and my commitment to doing a beginning runner's program 4 days a week, I just don't want to spend my free time on the weekend stressing out about blog related things.

But I do still want to post about the things I've made. I'm just going to keep it simpler, and not post recipes. This will also help get through my huge backlog! Alright, so here we go!

Gluten Free Vegan Lasagna - which is originally from Appetite for Reduction. The photos posted by clean green simple made me want to make it asap! I really enjoyed it and plan to try out the original version as well with lasagna noodles. It has cauliflower ricotta, mushrooms, olives, spinach, tomato sauce, and zucchini/eggplant "noodles". I highly recommend checking out her photos - she took a picture at each layering step.

In a Hurry Curry from The Two-Week Wellness Solution. This dish is insanely easy to make, tasty, filling and has both a lot of vegetables and a good variety of them. Tomatoes, broccoli (or cauliflower), spinach and chickpeas in a simple coconut curry broth. I've made this many times. Such a great weeknight meal. Though I'm starting to get sick of my curry powder so was thinking about trying this dish out with Thai curry paste instead.

Sweet Pepper Coconut Corn Chowder from ExtraVeganZa. I love this cookbook and enjoyed this soup. But then anything with coconut milk is automatically delicious to me. Usually I don't like brothy soups - I prefer them thicker and pureed. But this one was nice with leek, carrots, jalapeno, chickpeas, bell peppers and corn. E didn't like the whole chickpeas.

Black Bean Soup with Jalapeno-Lime Creme from The Real Food Daily Cookbook. The soup itself was okay though I wouldn't make it again. The jalapeno-lime creme was SO good! Creamy spicy limey yum. Does anyone else have this cookbook? I haven't made a ton from it so would love any suggestions for what things I should try.

Buddha's Delight with Tofu, Broccoli and Water Chestnuts from Cooking Light Way to Cook Vegetarian. When I was flipping through this cookbook, this dish caught my eye but it seemed too simple to be good. We decided to make it anyway and both really enjoyed it. I love the mix of vegetables - broccoli, carrot, green onions, snow peas, whole baby corn (!!! favourite), and water chestnuts (!!! other favourite). There was also cashews (love cashews in Asian dishes) and tofu. And there actually was a flavour. Would defintely make this again.


janet @ the taste space said...

Nice! A week of meals! :) I just made that soup from ExtraVeganZa, too! Yum!

Anonymous said...

you are my favorite recipe blogger! if your schedule ever gets less hectic or if you are bored and unsure of what to do, please please post a few recipes for all your fans out there!
p.s. we haven't seen pictures off abby in a while!

Johanna GGG said...

I understand that feeling of trying to have a life and blog too - it is time consuming - and if this works for you then I will still enjoy looking over your recipes and seeing your pretty bowls

Joanne said...

All of the food you've been making sounds so good! I especially love that coconut curry looks plenty thick to me!

Liz said...

That lasagna looks great! I'm neither vegan nor vegetarian but I am totally going to make that!