Cool Summer Food

Yesterday I met some friends in Portland for breakfast. While we were waiting we started reading the lunch and dinner menu for the day. This particular place is very vegetarian friendly, and there are lots of choices to look over, a nice change from most places where we go.

One of the specials for the day was Barbecued Tempeh, Coleslaw and Cornbread. The whole combination sounded delicious, and perfect for the season. So that afternoon, at the farm stand, I picked up some fresh organic cabbage, sweet onions and scallions and put together one of Didi Emmons’s wonderful slaw recipes, my jerk tempeh and homemade vegan cornbread.

While the restaurant menu was certainly the inspiration and really had us craving these wonderful flavors, I was able to put together the entire menu for all of us at a fraction of the cost, not a lot of time and I even had fun doing it!

When the dog days of summer have you hankering for a light, tasty, stick to your ribs menu, try these recipes together. I promise you won’t be disappointed especially when it’s topped off with an icy Corona and a twist of fresh lime!

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