Tempeh Breakfast Hash

tempeh breakfast hashLast weekend, we went out for a special six course vegan dinner at Miss Rachel’s Pantry in South Philly.  I guess it was a celebration of one year of home-ownership, but really I have been dying to try this restaurant and needed an excuse for a fancy dinner.  Every Saturday night, Miss Rachel puts together a dinner for twelve guests at a communal table.  The menu changes each week depending on what they get from their farmers, and you have to purchase your seats in advance (several weeks in advance in our case).

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Healthy Hummus Avocado Breakfast Sandwich

Hummus Avocado Breakfast Sandwich

Hummus avocado breakfast sandwich

 

Hi there!  Let’s just not talk about the fact that it’s been several months since I last posted.  The only thing I can say is that life seemed to have gotten in the way – new house, new dogs (!), and planning a wedding.  It’s been crazy.  We are now less than nine months from the wedding, and with the new year, I have started to focus on cleaner eating.

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Sweet Corn Guacamole

Fresh sweet corn guacamole

fresh sweet corn guacamole

I don’t know about you, but we have been finding awesome corn so far this season. There has not been a bitter ear in sight. It has all been that juicy, sweet, worm-less perfection that I wait all summer for. Since it has been so great, I have been continually overestimating how much corn we can eat. The good news? Leftover corn is so versatile!

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Salted Lavender Shortbread Bars

Lavender shortbread bars

Lavender shortbread bars

 

Coming May 1st, we may have to rename this blog.  The kitchen is about to get a lot less coveted.  No, I am not forcing Steven to give up his brewing, and I am certainly not giving up cooking.  On May 1st, we will be New Jersians with a whole house to our selves! And a whole kitchen to myself once Steven sets up his basement brewery! Now, before you judge me and presume that I have banished my fiance to the basement, know he is thrilled about his new brew space.  In fact, Steven decided halfway through our house search (which took all of one day) that a basement was absolutely necessary.  Plus, he’s getting a fermentation chamber so he’s plenty happy.

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Easy Ramen Noodle Bowl

Easy Ramen Noodle Bowl

Ramen Noodle Bowl

Ever get a craving for a big bowl of salty ramen noodles?  You know those noodles you would get for 25 cents out of your dorm vending machine late at night?  This recipe will totally satisfy those cravings, and it is (probably) healthier than the original.  Hey, at least it’s vegan!

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Roasted Carrot Ravioli

carrot ravioli

I had grand plans for my very first blog day.  I planned on getting up early, shopping for the freshest ingredients I could find, and leisurely cooking in a sparkling clean kitchen.  My plan was perfect, but I failed to take one thing into consideration – I couldn’t have any less motivation on Sunday mornings.  None.  I usually spend hours stretched out on the couch, snuggled up with Tonks, and drinking coffee into the late afternoon while watching episode after episode of Malcom in the Middle.

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