Sunday, August 06, 2006

Food Processor Overload

Since I had lunch at Veggie Planet yesterday and I have the owner's cookbook, I pulled that off the shelf today. Fortunately, I found a couple of recipes to try from Entertaining for a Veggie Planet. Tonight, I used the food processor to ready my lunch/snacks for the week. That is important as I will have some traveling to do.

First I made Smoky Red Lentil Spread. It is consists of cooked red lentils, onion, canned chipotles in adobo sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt/pepper. Measure, toss in food processor and enjoy. The spread is very good, though Tommy didn't care for it. I really thought she might because she loves hummus. I may need to try giving her a carrot dipped in it.

Since I had to crack open the can of chipotle peppers, I looked for another recipe that used them. I found Zesty Smoky Cherry Tomato-Oregano Salsa. This was composed of cherry tomatoes, red onion, chipotles in adobo sauce, chopped oregano, lime juice, lime rind, olive oil, and salt/pepper. Measure, process and enjoy. I found this a little too spicy for me, so I had to chop up a few extra tomatoes and add them in. It is great with blue corn chips. I may try it with some vegan cheese and beans for lunch or dinner this week.

Earlier today, I visited with my aunt. She wanted me to take pictures of the new kitten that she adopted from the shelter. His name is Snow. My favorite picture is to the left. Before I went home, my aunt gave me some more fresh basil from her garden. Since the food processor was already out, I made sun dried tomato pesto. The recipe can be found on about.com. My pantry had a tiny bit of whole wheat pasta left, so I cooked that up and mixed it with some pesto for dinner. Unfortunately, Tommy and I devoured that before a photo was taken, but here is picture of the pesto.

Lastly, I posted a new thread in the trading forum on vegginout. If you want to get in on a vegan cookie swap this month, please just respond in the thread linked above. We'll pair everyone up and get some cookie trading done!

4 comments:

Dori said...

Snow is an adorable cat! Food looks great too.

funwithyourfood said...

Aw Snow is great

The sun dried tomato pesto looks summer-y and tasty.

Teddy

Carrie™ said...

Hi Jody. This is my first stop at your blog and it looks great. I have Didi Emmons book, Vegetarian Planet too. Hubby loves the Indian Stew. It's one of his most often requested dishes. How cool that you ate at her restaurant.
Kitty is sooooo cute!

Urban Vegan said...

I <3 Snow >^..^<

(And the food looks great, too!)