Dinner with Dilip
I love to cook and teach vegan cooking. In March 2006, I was inspired by cooking blogs like Vegan Lunchbox to post my dinner plate pictures. I do my family's cooking. Since I met my wife in June 2004, I'm proud that I've not repeated a dinner for her; we weren't together every night, but since fall 2005, we've shared most dinners. I think I can keep up the unique creations through spring 2006 - maybe beyond! (Still going in March'08!)
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Carrot-Ginger Soup, Tempeh, Mashed Potatoes
We are lucky to have a woman who makes fabulous vegan soups (well, sometimes she makes non-vegan ones, too, which of course we don't buy, but it turns out to rarely be a non-vegan choice) available for pickup each weekend from her home. This week there was a Broccoli soup as well as a Carrot-Ginger one.
My wife's "model 16-year-old" niece arrived from Wisconsin for about three weeks today to spend time with us and help take care of baby. I was taking her to the last night of ADF to see Mark Morris and had to put dinner together quickly. So the soup came in handy! I heated the Carrot-Ginger - wow! It was very good, but that's what we expect from this soup seller! I put a dollop of vegan sour cream into it. I served some tempeh and mashed potatoes, as well.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Melissa's Escarole and Basil Soup with Navy Beans, Potatoes O'Brien, Vegan Meatballs
This week, our local soup specialist had for sale Escarole and Basil Soup with Navy Beans, which I heated up tonight, as well as Spinach and Dill Soup with Potato. I also heated some Potatoes O'Brien and Nate's Savory Mushroom vegan "meatballs".
Monday, July 13, 2009
Missing my friend Bruce Rosar; Falafel Burger, Jerk Corn, and Potato Artichoke Salad Dinner
My wife and daughter had an evening appointment and I checked out an interesting free community American Dance Festival performance at Duke Gardens. It was late when I got home so I put a quick dinner together. I heated Sunshine Burger's new falafel burgers and served it with a dollop of organic hummus and some organic dill pickle slices. I made some corn-off-the-cob and mixed in Volcano Lime Burst, Earth Balance margarine, a little salt, and a little jerk seasoning. Finally, a prepared potato artichoke salad with lemon & leek (potato, artichoke, leek, tomato, canola oil, lemon juice and zest, and spices) that I had purchased at Whole Foods Market completed the meal.
Sadly, a few hours earlier, I had received a grim phone call that a good long-time friend of mine, Bruce Rosar, was killed yesterday in a cycling accident. No matter whether we die as newborns or live to a century or beyond, or anywhere in between, one can hope that she/he will have left the world better for their having lived. Bruce was an avid cyclist who taught courses on Effective Cycling and safety (I took his course at least ten years ago), and served on various bicycle advocacy groups, locally as well as nationally, including being on the board of the League of American Bicyclists. Bruce did much to advance causes of safe cycling and respect for cyclists, but his life was tragically cut short. I miss him terribly.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Tempeh-Sweet Potato-Squash-Belgian Endive Tumble with Grilled 'Teese' Sandwich
Wow! Yesterday we had a great dinner at Butternut Squash, a new vegetarian and very vegan-friendly restaurant that had just opened the day before near us in Chapel Hill! It's exciting to have them here; the food was excellent and I think reminiscent of another great restaurant in the NC mountains, Laughing Seed.
Today, I made an interesting saute with tempeh, sweet potato chunks, squash, and belgian endive. I also made a vegan cheddar-style Teese (made by Chicago Soydairy) grilled sandwich. It was a very nice meal!