Vegan, Jane Austen student, Minimalist, Reader, Librarian

Monday, November 16, 2009

What's for Lunch? Or Dinner?

Music: Donna Summer, On the Radio, Greatest Hits**


Today's green smoothie: parsley, fresh pineapple, 1 banana, 2 ice cubes, water


This recipe that Jim tried (from Vive Le Vegan by Dreena Burton) is a great alternative to potatoes and the taste is a great combination of slightly sweet and salty spicy. In a word: delicious!


Chipotle Yam Wedges


2 tbsp olive oil

2-3 tsp chipotle hot sauce (I use Tabasco brand)

2 lbs yams, peeled & cut in wedges (we bought organic so just scrubbed them & left skins on)

1/4 tsp sea salt


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, combine olive oil & chipotle hot sauce, then add yam wedges and toss. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (including any oil/sauce mixture still left in the bowl), & season with sea salt. Bake for 45-55 minutes (depending on your oven), tossing once or twice throughout, until the wedges have browned and are soft when pierced. Season to taste with more hot sauce and/or sea salt.














Yesterday, Jim made some homemade polenta with his tomato sauce and a big green salad of greens, raw onions, & carrots with lemon juice, sea salt, & pepper. I prefer to make polenta from scratch (instead of those instant tubes) because it tastes fresher to me. The tubed polenta sometimes tastes rubbery in texture.














Last week, Jim made a bean hummus with his beans from the garden and we enjoyed sandwiches on toasted multigrain bread with some classic lentil soup.















**Yes, that's right! I LOVE Donna Summer, but only her diva disco years. Her music was part of the soundtrack of my childhood as my parents (& aunts & baby sitters & cousins) constantly played the radio. Dance on, Donna!

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