Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer Black Eyed Pea Spread


This spread is a great alternative to hummus.  Black eyed peas are often over looked in the legume world.  They are fast cooking and really good, so please give this a try!

Here is the recipe

The recipe for the bread is here:

http://melomeals.blogspot.com/2011/03/100-whole-wheat-bread.html

Of course, my absolute favorite black eyed pea recipe is my New Years Day Black Eyed Peas.  They are delicious, even in the summer!

Do you have a favorite Black Eyed Pea recipe?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Gluten Free Pesto Pasta Salad and lots of recipes

This Pesto Pasta Salad is super delicious and healthy.  I used brown rice rotini so it is gluten free, but you can use any type of pasta you like.

Pesto Pasta Salad
  • 1 lb pasta cooked al dente in salted water and rinsed well
  • 1/2 cup Pesto
  • 1 cup Vegan Mayo
  • 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts (do not drain)
  • 1/2 c roasted red peppers, chopped 
  • chives or other fresh herbs for garnish 
  • balsamic vinegar to taste
  • lots of freshly ground pepper to taste
  • smoked sea salt to taste 
  • pinch marjoram
  • pinch coriander
  • pinch cumin
Toss everything together and let the salad come together for several hours. Taste and adjust seasoning.

You can add your favorite veggies to this salad along with cooked chickpeas for a more substantial salad.

Here are some links to great picnic/cookout recipes:
I hope you all are having a great holiday weekend.

I know I've been absent here, but  I will be back full force soon.

    Friday, May 06, 2011

    Spring Daikon Salad

    Spring Daikon Salad

    • 1 large daikon
    • scapes
    • 1 large carrot
    • fresh basil
    • fresh cilatnro
    • tosted sesame seeds
    • toasted sesame oil 
    • lime juice
    • fresh basil 
    • Braggs/freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Portrait of the Day