Food For Thought VI

Keeping in line with every other aspect of my life, I’ve been in a rut in the kitchen lately, too.  I really haven’t been cooking all that much.  The past few weeks I’ve had salads and popcorn and cereal  and smoothies for dinner more than anything else, and the nights that I have cooked it’s mostly been old familiar recipes.  But I did squeeze in a couple of new ones!

Taco Burgers from Happy Herbivore Light & Lean – Super quick, super easy, super yummy.  WIN!

Thai Tacos, also from Happy Herbivore Light & Lean (full recipe, along with a couple more from HHLL, featured here!) – This one also was really fast to throw together.  Bonus–no cooking required!  I ate it at room temperature the evening I made it and right out of the fridge for lunch the next afternoon.  I think I liked it cold even better.  And the slaw that you top it with is SO GOOD.  I’ll probably make that on its own at some point in the future when the occasion calls for coleslaw.

Morgan’s Veggie Chili from Little House of Veggies (full recipe in link!) – Okay, this is nothing new to me, but it is an all-time favorite and definitely share-worthy.  I’ve got like three chili recipes that I rotate through, and this is one of them.  We’ve had a couple of chilly nights lately, and I was excited to have an excuse to make this again.

I like it chunky.

Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches from Cookin’ Crunk – On my third day of eating the chili, there wasn’t enough left for a full meal, so I needed something to go with it.  I’ve had this recipe flagged for a while, and I figured this was the perfect time for it.  I used to loooooove pimiento cheese before ditching dairy, and y’all, this stuff is just like what I remember.  Appearance, texture, flavor…all of it.  PERFECT!  All hail the power of the chickpea.

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Food for Thought V

Some new ones and some old favorites!

Hippie Loaf from happyherbivore.com (full recipe in link, also found in Happy Herbivore Cookbook) with mashed taters and Lick the Spoon Golden Gravy from Plant Hungry (full recipe in link) – Southern comfort food at its finest.  I’ve used both of these recipes several times but the good ones are worth coming back to over and over.

Cauliflower Manchurian from Everyday Happy Herbivore – This really wasn’t anything that ever jumped off the page at me and said “MAKE ME!” but I accidentally bought two heads of cauliflower at the grocery (#herbieproblems) so I had some to play with.  It was pretty damn good!  Excuse the shitty presentation.

Supreme Nachos using the Quick Nacho Cheese from Happy Herbivore Light & Lean –  I threw this together one night when I was just craving junk food, and I swear it’s the most satisfying meal I’ve had in a long while!  Tortilla chips, cheese, pinto beans, fresh guacamole, salsa, Tofutti, black olives, green onions, jalapenos.  And beer.  WIN.

Caribbean Chili from Happy Herbivore Light & Lean – I’m usually not a soup or chili in the summer kind of person, but I saw that this one had pineapple in it, and I just happened to have pineapple as well as everything else I needed, so I couldn’t NOT make it.  It was REALLY good!  I loved the sweetness of the pineapple and brown sugar combined with the heat.

And then there was the Tempeh Shepherdess Pie from Veganomican (full recipe in link).  Y’all, it tasted amazing, but it was NOT a pretty dish.  LOL  I took a picture, but now I’m all, “Dude, I can’t post that.”  haha  Just check out the link from another blogger.  She made it and hers was way prettier than mine.