Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Big Ol' Bowl of VEGGIES!

The ratatouille from Gluten-Free Vegan is sooooo delicious and filling, yet I just can't get enough! My mom loves it as well, so I've been making as much of it as I can to freeze for later, but it never lasts too long. It's full of eggplant, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, onions, chickpeas, zucchinis, and fresh basil from my herb garden! I just made some simple soft polenta with salt, pepper, and nooch to go with the ratatouille and it was really good. However, I think I'll made some pan-fried polenta next time I serve it because I think the contrast in textures will be better.

Any of you remember my family's new holiday I mentioned a year ago? Well, "Spring Day" actu
ally happened the first Sunday of this Spring (March 22) this year! I didn't get any pictures of the food but you aren't missing much- the food wasn't that exciting to look at, but it was good! I made the Chopped Salad from Sublime's cookbook again, and my family had burgers and quesadillas while I had a veggie burger and filled my quesadilla with refried beans. For dessert, I ran to the store and got some soy ice cream for my mom and me, dairy ice cream for my family, and a bunch of sundae toppings for a sundae bar! Also, my mom was so sweet and surprised us all that morning with a "Spring Day basket" (instead of an Easter basket) filled with candy, including some vegan candy from Trader Joe's! Even though I have no pictures, I just thought I'd let you all know that we officially do have a new holiday to celebrate in our family :)

Speaking of my herb garden, here's a picture of it all grown-up:


VeggieGirl said...


Hooray for "Spring Day" :-D

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I'm right there with you on the ratatouille... I usually quadruple the recipe to freeze some, but it STILL doesn't last long :(

Anonymous said...

Mmm, that bowl sounds amazing!

Love the herb garden!

Ricki said...

I love ratatouille! And such a lovely garden coming up!

Hannah said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of your herb garden! If only my own look half as prolific.

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Nutritious is Delicious said...

Your "bowl o' veggies" looks like some SWEET ACTION! lol

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Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Hooray for veggies & herb gardens!