It has been an exciting week. We had a visitor from New York - Flat Stanley! He has done all sorts of activities with us.
Going to the park.
Going on a picnic (with crabby patty sandwiches - don't ask.)
He got his own Bears jersey and Cubs cap.
Then he went back to New York.
But the fun doesn't end - we have dogs that do tricks! At least someone uses that swing set.
And good food - Mediterranean Rice Salad. Brown rice, spinach, artichokes, basil, sun dried tomatoes, and lemon mint vinaigrette.
Some recipes from Appetite for Reduction: Caribbean Black Eyed Peas with Steamed Plantains (I used black beans). Was this ever delicious. Isa is right - steaming the plantains makes them far more delicious than frying them. I recommend not adding the salt.
Buffalo Tempeh - so wanted to like this, but it was so salty it was inedible. Maybe the fat that's normally in the recipe offsets the saltiness of the hot sauce? I didn't use a low sodium broth, but still.
Cool Slaw: yum. It has a blended cashew dressing. I find that really convenient, rather than having 3/4 of a box of tofu hanging around from a tofu based dressing, or having to buy expensive vegan sour cream or mayo.
I used this veggie mix to make the slaw. Much better than packaged shredded cabbage. It has green and red cabbage, carrots, jicama, celery, and a few other things. Also really good with goddess dressing.
It is cold and rainy in Chicago today, but the holiday weekend promises to bring sun and warmth!