Monday, June 30, 2008

weekend recap: muffins and dinners

I made Tropical Lemon Coconut Muffins!
I was a little wary of using pureed avocado in a muffin batter, but they turned out wonderfully! Coconutty, lemony, moist, rich, and filling, without a trace of avocado flavor. What a way to get in those healthy mono fats!

Dinner Friday night:
Yes . . . curried tofu from VCON . . . again . . . it's that good! Garlicky kale, mushrooms, and couscous on the side.

Dinner Saturday night:
Spelt topped with freshly grated parmesan, with tempeh, eggplant, red pepper, onion, and zucchini, soaked in the Mediterranean Marinade from a recent issue of Vegetarian Times. This dinner was definitely a home run -- everything was so flavorful and delicious! A variation on this dinner may be making a repeat while camping next weekend . . . !

Dinner Sunday night:
Tacos! It's hard to tell what's in there, but I promise those homemade tortillas are filled with homemade refried black beans, cilantro-lime rice, sliced avocado, queso blanco, salsa, and mixed baby greens.

Busy week ahead, even though it's only a four-day work week. We're going camping next weekend, and there's lots to get ready! Expect food pics and scenery pics upon our return!


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

I always look forward to your food re-caps - so much deliciousness!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

I always look forward to your food re-caps - so much deliciousness!

J said...

Your homemade tacos look flippin' amazing. Seriously. I really need to try my hand at making homemade tortillas. Mmmm, and black beans are my favorite!

Anonymous said...

omg those tacos sound awesome! I have been meaning to make some black refried beans...but I haven't had the motivation yet to soak the beans...

Have fun camping! I hope to go a couple of times this summer.

Oh, and CURRY TOFU!! yes.

Ricki said...

Hi Catherine,
So glad you liked the muffins--yay! And they look gorgeous in your photo.

I've never tried spelt kernels but they do look terrific in your dinner (actually, the entire dinner looks terrific!).

Liz Ranger (Bubble Tea for Dinner) said...

oh, those muffins look fabulous! and no refined sugar either, they're going on my to-make list, for sure. :o

Anonymous said...

ohh, never thought about pureed avocado in muffins! Looks really good!

Thanks for the link to the reusable bag site! I'm in need of bags pronto.

Anna said...

Man, Catherine, I can't wait until you write your cookbook so we can buy it and enjoy all of your fabulous-looking creations!