It’s the last Monday in June, so I couldn’t let the month end without a meal to honor Gay Pride Month. This is a time of the year when our Farmers Market is filled with colorful fruits and vegetables from most colors of the rainbow. So it is only fitting that we have a rainbow … More Meatless Monday: Vegan Rainbow Tostados for Gay Pride Month
Today’s main course was a riff on something I made, who knows how many years ago, but it was when the Carolina Panthers were in the Super Bowl. I don’t care anything about football, but I care about parties, so for a local Super Bowl party I brought a chili recipe I made up called … More Meatless Monday: Vegan Black and Blue Chili
One of the great easy healthy dishes for the summer is Gazpacho, the Spanish chilled tomato soup. Plus it is a great use of our delicious Farmers Market vegetables. As I did last week, I’m following Serious Eat’s J. Kenji López-Alt’s process for preparing this dish more than his actual recipe (which you can find … More Meatless Monday: Gazpacho!
While eating more plant-based food is one great way to reduce your carbon foodprint, another is making sure you eat all the food you’ve got. Government estimates say that 30-40% of all food produced in America gets wasted, which means that all the energy, water, and land use resources used to raise that food get … More Meatless Monday: Use-It-Up Version
On Saturday, we had a couple of additions to our spring vegetables available at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market: spring baby potatoes and English peas, the kinds of peas that you actually have to shell. They came from a brand-new natural farm called LB’s Farm. They are just getting started and so didn’t have a … More Meatless Monday: Peas and Potatoes
After STRAWBERRIES (see my previous post), the thing I’m most excited to get in our local Farmers Market in the spring is ASPARAGUS! It is coming in now, and I’m so excited. Mostly, I just eat it roasted as a side dish. However, tonight I included it in our entree. I found a recipe in … More Meatless Mondays: Asparagus!
Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! As I wrote in my post last week, my special celebration this year will be getting take-out from our favorite local Mexican restaurant to help them stay in business during this very difficult time for the food industry. But I couldn’t let the holiday pass without making something special for … More Vegan Meatless Monday, Cinco de Mayo Edition
This weekend they had some spinach at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market , which they haven’t had for a few weeks, and I was thinking about what spring dish could I use that for in my next Meatless Monday meal. As I loaded my basket with more beautiful local strawberries, it occurred to me that … More Meatless Monday: Locavore Lunch
Although our Farmers Market opens in April (with proper social distancing precautions), and North Carolina April weather is quite springy, during the early weeks a lot of crops haven’t started producing so we are still mostly getting the winter greens. Today’s recipes are based on two green items I can count on getting at the … More Meatless Monday: Early Spring Green Meal
Last Monday I mentioned the excitement we have at our house when the first local strawberries show up at our Farmers Market. Today I’m going to share something new that I’ve been making to set off my strawberries to perfection–homemade chocolate yogurt! Yogurt is something I’ve long thought about making, but I wasn’t sure it … More Meatless Monday: Homemade Chocolate Yogurt