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#301 of 751 Old 07-01-2007, 04:49 PM
 
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The key to summer grilling is a icey cold dry white in one hand and cooking tongs in the other.

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http://thepour.blogs.nytimes.com/200...the-big-chill/ an atricle which cautions against too ice in white (too American), but I find it imperative in the heat. But the joy of white in summer is clear. lol

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Not advertising something, just showing my summer cooking necessities.
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I don't know what this is called but this is what we are making:

black beans, layered on rice, with red and green peppers, onions and garlic. Flavored with veggie broth.

ETA: I added peas and corn to the mix
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We had:

pumpkin tortellini with tomato/garlic/kale sauce
a big salad with romaine, yellow cherry tomatoes, blanched broccoli and carrots, and corn-off-the-cob,

and now I'm nibbling 1/5th of a Dagoba dark chocolate lemon/ginger bar from my stash.

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We had tomato and mozzarella ravioli from costco, with great marinara sauce, garlic bread, and a salad.
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Tonight I'm making Asian veg Soup with radish and carrot salad. Maybe some strawberries afterwards.
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Last night, we had burritos of rice, pintos & cactus. Cactus is a mexican specialty, but I remembered last nigt that I don't really like it :

Tonight will be grilled tofu, grilled veggies (probably red pepper, sweet potato, zuch & asparagus) & a can of Amy's baked beans. It is supposed to be 107 here today so I may just use my grill pan for this to avoid going outside :

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We had broccoli burgers, summer squash, and salad the other night.

Last night was vegetable and bean chili, corn bread, roasted artichokes, and brown rice. YUM!
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Last night we had leftovers of the black bean and rice dinner and also leftover spaghetti.

Tonight we are having black beans and mushrooms. Maybe a salad- if I am up to it.

We have saved so much money in the last two weeks (last week I spent $40, this week so far I have spent $22- but I had to get soy and rice milk so that is why it's so expensive already).
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Last night was gazpacho yet again..using up cut up veg frm the night before..but this time dp made it...nice to get dinner made for me..

tonight was potato and chickpea curry mmm

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We had split pea soup and bread for dinner - had a craving. It was yummy.

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Last night: vegan pizza. It had fresh tomatoes, mushroom, onions, olives, and soyauge (soy sausage). It.was.freaking.incredible.

Tonight: kale and couscous with roasted tomatoes (I've been craving tomatoes ALL week).
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Bowtie pasta with a garden veggie marinara and a salad of baby greens drizzled with pear infused balsamic viniager (I cannot spell that word...).

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Steamed green beans, corn on the cob, barbequed tofu...I just feel like summer food today. And cherries for dessert, since we got a big box of them at Costco.

*I realize it's redundant to say "I feel like eating summer food" when it's July 6th, but it's rained for 44 days straight here (not all day, but everyday). Enough already! I miss going to the pool.

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We had strogaoff with Boca Crumbles (their version of ground beef) in it. I have been missing that meal since it is so based off beef flavoring but this was perfect! I found a substitue that everyone in my house will eat!

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That stroganoff sounds so yummy.

We went out tonight. I had a portabello and tomato burger on wheat and a side of fruit.

Those portabellos are so freaking delicious!
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Yet another lazy, it's too hot to cook dinner We had veggie & leftover grilled tofu wraps.

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We had nachos and a huge salad. We'll have the leftovers today since it's too hot to cook yet again.
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We went out last night with friends, to Houston's Restaurant (not my choice at all, lol). They have a "housemade veggie burger," so I got that. The flavor was great, but the texture was AWFUL. I swear it was like biting into a wet bun or something.

BUT, in my continuing journey towards full-fledged veganism, I bought a box of Ener-g at Whole Foods on the way home, so I can bake some of my favorite recipes without eggs.

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Holly,
That is one of my challenges. We were at Walden's last night and I was going to get a vegetarian cookbook. Before I spent the money though I sat down and looked through the recipes and most called for eggs, cream, or cheese of some kind. The had an incredible veggie loaf (wow did it look yummy) but called for eggs and cream- so I passed.

Then I though there really was no use in buying a cookbook when I can get so many vegan recipes free on the internet
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We're going to try Three Cheez Lasagna from the Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook tonight. Along with a loaf of italian bread with the Roasted Red Pepper Garlic Spread, also from the UUC.
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Last night we went to a wedding...so I got veggies lol!..and a bun...

Tonight I worked..so not much choice yet again(I work part timme in a pub)..so I ate brushetta...thanks goodness dp just got home frm doing a quick mini shopping so I know he prob bought me a treat(Im hoping some soy icecream!!)

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Kailey isn't feeling well so we have been on the bed all day. She had a PB&J and I had a veggie burger pattie.
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I haven't posted here in a long time but thought I'd check this thread out for anything new.
I am totally : , major head cold, so I made my usual head cold soup to eat for dinner. It has shitake shrooms, ginger, garlic, carrots, onion, some squash and vegan veg broth. So yummy and it always makes me feel better. Of course I also undulged myself in a very non-healthy chocolate donut for dessert, but I deserve it!!!

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Michelle- vegan veggie broth? Tell me more...
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Michelle- vegan veggie broth? Tell me more...
Rapunzel's Vegan Vegetable Bouillon with sea salt and herbs. I find it at Wild Oats or Sprouts and I am sure that Whole Foods probably has it too. It is hands down the very best veggie broth that you can buy premade. I have even had it plain with no veggies in it when my tummy hasn't been feeling too well, it is so tasty. I don't really know what makes this vegan in comparison to non-vegan veg bouillon, I can only assume the non-vegan must have some sort of animal based binder in it. But this stuff is really, really good!!!

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I am a chef by trade and after working all day, the LAST thing I feel like doing is cooking when I get home. I wish I remembered to grab something from work today... I usually take pasta with lots of veggies, garlic, white wine, chives, lemon, and some herbs. Tonight I am at a loss... I'll probably make a hummus/cucumber/tomato/red onion sandwich on sprouted wheat. Something easy because I don't much care for the clean-up!

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Thanks Michelle. I have been reading labels of everything I buy to make sure it is animal free.

It seems everything has some sort of dairy in it

I'll have to keep the vegan broth in mind next time I need it.

Tonight we are having veggie and stir fry.
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Holy cannoli, mamas! I whipped up the most incredible vegan sloppy joes this evening. I started by dicing 4 summer squash, a bunch of carrots, a red pepper, an onion and a clove of garlic. I sauteed them until soft, then added the sauce that I made with ketchup, mustard, a dash of Annie's Natural BBQ sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, paprika, vegan Worcestershire, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I also added in a can of pinto beans and a couple of cups of cooked brown rice.

HOLY SMOKES! They tasted like "real" sloppy joes. Dh and I couldn't even believe it. It's one of those things we haven't eaten since we stopped eating meat 3 years ago. I think I'll be making them more often! YUM!

We had some leftover macaroni salad to go with them, so it was a really great meal!
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I'm still not feeling well so it was a plain baked potato from Wendy's topped with canned veg. baked beans. I will be so freaking glad when this cold is gone!!!:

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It is so hot, hot, hot here...we ended up at the Golden Arches to Hell (McD's ) to bask in the air conditioning. Side salad, french fries, and endless Diet Coke...ahhhhh....
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