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!
Heidi’s Spinach Tortilla with Seitan and Potato We often think of a tortilla only as a vehicle for beans and beef. Here is a different spin on an old favorite straight from the kitchen of my dear friend, chef Heidi Valenzuela. This recipe can be made with any TVP product of your choice or with […]
Chunky Avocado and Tomato Salsa This salsa is similar to guacamole but without the bite of garlic or the heaviness of sour cream. It’s light and tasty and is terrific not only as a topping but as a stand alone salad or roll up filling. If you want feel free to add more tomatoes. Totally […]
Pico De Gallo This is a simple condiment that’s dead easy and marvelously delicious and full of flavor. If you don’t like cilantro, then you’ll need to skip this one, because the cilantro really makes it. I know people who think they absolutely hate cilantro, but this topping appeals because it is so light, fresh, […]
Heidi’s Cuban Red Beans and Rice A popular and tasty rice dish, this easy, one pot recipe can be modified to suit your own personal taste. Make it spicy or mild, but do make it. I like mine served with Pico De Gallo on the side, or for an extra kick, try it with my […]