Archive for July, 2013

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Tomato Basil Pizza

This is the easiest pizza to make ever! This time of year with fresh tomatoes and basil available, if you don’t have your own from your garden, it is also the tastiest. We look forward to eating this all winter long. The part that takes the most time, is getting the pizza dough ready. The […]

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

I have tried lots of homemade pizza crust recipes over the years. For a long time I used the Moosewood recipe and then I wanted it to be easier, so I tried a recipe that used a food processor. I wasn’t really satisfied because I wanted the perfect texture of chewy on the inside and […]

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Vegan Ice Cream

So this summer heat wave has left me looking for ways to avoild cooking, still, and ways to create something cool, refreshing and delicious. This recipe was adapted from many I saw on-line. This is so simple to make. It is ice cream in a bag. Yes, a bag. It has only three ingredients and […]

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Tomatillo Cilantro Lime Dressing

This recipe was inspired by that creamy dressing from the restaurant, Cafe Rio. I have tried lots of versions of it trying to get it right without any dairy and little or no fat. This version which is my favorite has no added oil or dairy. It is not creamy at all and relies on […]

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Cauliflower Barley Red Pepper Salad

Its another summer salad recipe! I had never thought of putting cauliflower in my food processor until I saw it done for this recipe. When you put cauliflower in your food processor in small amounts, it turns into something that looks like a mix between feta cheese and couscous. The reason for processing small amounts […]

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Tempeh with Curried Cashew Sauce

I have been looking to try something new with tempeh lately. I started to look for inspiration and came across this recipe. This original recipe serves two people, so I made the portions bigger and replaced the dairy products. I served it on a spoonful of short grain brown rice with steamed carrots and sweet […]

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Banana Maple Cookies

I have two teenage boys that run cross country every weekday morning. If you have ever been around teenage boys, you know they can eat a lot (at least mine do!), and if you add in running several miles a day in the summer, then you know that you better plan on having a TON […]

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Mexican Pasta Salad

Here is another summer salad that I have been making for years. It was originally inspired by a Moosewood recipe. My kids eat the first bowl alone and then they start using corn chips to eat along the side. They LOVE it! It is quite easy to put together and can be made gluten free […]

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Vegetable Pad Thai Salad

There probably isn’t a Thai dish that I don’t like. When I order Thai food at a restaurant, I always order extra veggies, because it seems like there just isn’t enough. One of the greatest things about this recipe is that it is not made from a base of noodles, but of veggies. The original […]

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Strawberry Sweet Potato Basil Barley Salad

The temperatures here in Utah have been above 100 degrees for about five days now. It feels like a furnace outside because the air is so dry. Our poor air conditioner is trying its best to keep up, but the kitchen is not a really cool place in the late afternoon when I usually feel […]