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July 16, 2012

The boyfriend fixed the computer!  I finally got all the pictures off of my camera!  So now I am going to bombard you with a backlog of food photos.  I stopped taking pictures in the kitchen sometime around March because my memory card was getting full, so a lot of this is mega old.  Brief descriptions only, as I hardly remember most of it.

any excuse to eat a bagel.

This is actually from last summer, somehow (not everything in my food porn folder makes it to the blog on time).  Although I suppose I could say it’s from yesterday, because I’m up to my ears in fresh tomatoes and basil again!  This is a quick bruschetta I made to go on top of bits of toasted bagel.  The chewy bagels soaked up all the juices from the bruschetta and it was delightful!

soup!

Thai soup that I made to go with some homemade dumplings.  It looks awesome, so I’m pretty sure it was.

gimme that sriracha.

A bunch of roasted cauliflower.

have you seen this already?

Pumpkin nachos (it’s in the sauce!).  I may have already shown this to you, in fact I think I did, but it’s totally worth showing again, because they were mighty tasty.

another summer classic.

What do you do when your fridge is overflowing with summer produce?  Throw it all over a bunch of pasta.  Never fails.

sammiches for life.

This sandwich has pea shoots inside.

???

The file name is ‘currychickcakes’.  They look yummy!

the joy of freshly cooked beans.

I really need to get back in to cooking dried beans in my slow cooker.  It’s so convenient and they taste so much better than canned beans.  These are mexi-style over polenta cakes!

!!!

When the boyfriend first stopped eating meat, he really missed buffalo chicken pizza, so we made a vegan version!  It was just as amazing as it looks.

and mine.

The same night, I made this one, with a base of pesto.  I always use the crust recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance and it never fails me.

amazing.

My friend and I ordered some Dandie’s vegan marshmallows and I made crispy rice treats with them.  They were a total pain to make, but tasted just like I remember the nonvegan ones tasting.  Score!

money shot.

They were good enough for a second photo.

i remember not liking this.

But it looks pretty, so oh well.

word.

And finally, I made Indian food for Thanksgiving this past year, and it was the best Thanksgiving meal ever!  All of the recipes were from The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East, which is one of my favorite cookbooks.  And also everything I made was so spicy that we were seriously sweating by the end of our meal.

The wonderful pilaf that went with it.

finishing touches!

I also made fresh roti and a coconut chutney.  I remember it was about 60 degrees on Thanksgiving and after I finished cooking this amazing meal, I sat on our back porch, drank a beer, and called my mom and dad.  All while in my pajamas.  Who needs tradition, anyway?

That’s it for tonight!  My summer is crazy hectic, but I’m definitely going to make this blog priority again.  Things to look forward to:

1. I joined a CSA, so there will be lots of ‘what on earth do I do with all these cucumbers?’ posts.

2. Stuff I cook from the produce in my garden!  Plus photos from my garden!

3. A cookbook review (that is really late, the publishers probably hate me).

Gosh, did you miss me?  I missed you.  Good to be back.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2012 11:18 pm

    Glad you’re back! All those recipes look delicious (and I love the Thanksgiving non-tradition)

  2. July 17, 2012 3:50 pm

    yessssssssssssss! welcome back, jessica. i missed your posts and i cannot wait for more fantastically delicious posts (and CSA goodies are my favorite!)….squeeeeeeee!

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