Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Veggies Galore.

Here are some more veggie-full meals that we’ve eaten lately.

Sweet potato hash with five spice and watercress, from Vegan with a Vengeance. I used a mix of gold kumara and purple-skinned sweet potato. To go with it, Andy made some broccoli flavoured with mustard seeds, lemon juice and fresh dill.

This was the makings of vegetable wraps. In the farthest black bowl is a mixture of sautéed zucchini and green capsicum, flavoured with mustard seeds. The closest black bowl has raw corn, which added a lovely crunch to the wraps. The rainbow bowl has Andy’s favourite side dish of sautéed spinach and grated carrot, with balsamic vinegar. The yellow bowl holds guacamole, and the glass bowl has some Almost Sour Cream (from Hot Damn and Hell Yeah). All that filling, plus sauce, made for overstuffed tortillas.

Here we have roasted green beans, a garlic-herb dinner roll, baked mushrooms, mashed potato balls and stuffed zucchini. The zucchini stuffing had the zuke inners, a big mushrooms, grated carrot, tomato, bread crumbs and nut yeast.

This was a very filling dinner, but somehow we found room for salad. It wasn’t a typical salad since it didn’t have any leaves in it. Most of the salad was made up of alfalfa sprouts, raw corn and grated carrot. It also had avocado, green olives, capers, and balsamic vinaigrette.

Here was another filling dinner, made entirely for me by Andy. He made sweet potato chippies in the oven, roasted green beans, broccoli and cauliflower baked in cream sauce and topped with yeast sauce, raw corn and red capsicum, and baked peanut tofu (pre-marinated and marked down to $1).

We’re not the only ones who love raw corn. We have to fend off a voracious feline whenever we bring it home from the market or pull it out of the fridge.

Nacho plays with the leaves, wolfs down the kernels and cleans off the cob for us. She likes cornflakes, too, but she really prefers the box.

13 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Your veggie-ful meals are VeggieGirl delights :0)

Katy said...

All your dinners look so good, and so full of veggies! Yum!

Pink Theory said...

That alfalfa salad looks yummy. And that pic of Nacho with her head in that cereal box is too cute!

Erin said...

All these meals look great, especially the plate piled high, with the peanut tofu.

CeciLiA said...

Love the spread!!! I'm deeply intrigued by the stuffed zucchini dish - I've never heard of it! It must taste so good!!

And oh, YUM YUM sweet potato chips, baked cauliflower in creamy sauce and baked peanut tofu - YUM, CAN I HAVE SOME PLEASE?!

Oh my, I never tried raw corn before - aren't they hard?! Hrmm :0)

OMG!! Nacho is so CUTE!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of him with the cornflakes box :0) I feel like cuddling him now :0/

Nikki Douglas said...

Your cats crack me up! My cat Lucy is a vegetable loving Hindu who loves sanskrit chanting, yoga and all vegetables and grains. She still eats meat of course but I never knew a cat in my life that loved vegetables so much.

just me said...

your veggie meals look absolutely fabulous! i'm so jealous? wanna fly to the states and become my personal chef? hahaha....!

and your kitty is so cute! my dog does that with trash buckets...LOL!

Groover said...

Nacho is cute. I've never seen a cat eating corn. :-)

ashley said...

Hi! I just found your blog!

The cat pictures crack me up. At least she's going for all the vegan food :)

Alice (in Veganland) said...

Everything looks so great! But I guess because it's cooler here, I feel very attracted to the alfalfa salad. It sounds so tasty...
Nacho is so sweet eating corn! my dog loves raw potatoes, totally weird.

LK said...

I love raw corn! So crisp and juicy. Great in wraps! The stuffed zucchini sounds so good! And the sweet potato hash!

the little one said...

I've decided you must have a far bike ride to uni. You always have such huge plates of delicious food. Where does it all go? You're a great example of looking great on TONS of healthy food! ;)

Vegan_Noodle said...

Your dinners are making me really really hungry right now. I volunteer to lick your plates clean!