Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A Vegetarian Experiment

Eric and I spent the month of July as vegetarians for a change of pace. We ate far more vegetables than usual (Wouldn't Michael Pollan be proud?)and since our grocery bills were so much less, I splurged on some fancy cheeses. My personal favorite was a White English Cheddar- so sweet, and tangy!

In this photo are some crostini with goat cheese, fresh basil and sun dried tomatoes. I am not a big fan of goat cheese- I have trouble getting past the sour barnyard taste. Anyone have a favorite recipe featuring goat cheese that will win me over? I'd love to learn to love it!

I think we might be preparing lots more vegetarian food in our home post experiment, and I'm going to invest in a copy of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. Have you tried anyting out of the ordinary in your kitchen this summer? Do tell!

4 comments:

Chel said...

We're actually eating our way through the pantry and deep freeze. We've budgetted a bit, and the area of spending that took the hardest hit was on groceries- as vegetarians we sort of see something that looks interesting and buy it on a whim, but then never make it. It just sits and waits while we go back to old-and-easy-to-make favorites. So now we are trying everything we've ever stocked up on.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I gave up sugar and flour in January. I have really enjoyed all the fresh veggies this summer. I also feel so much better.

Jennifer Leigh said...

Every night for the past week I've been eating Raw Chocolate Ice Cream. You combine 2 frozen bananas, cocoa powder, and a sweetener (maply syrup, honey, etc.) in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Then you can top with walnuts or strawberries…the possibilities are endless. You can also add vanilla or almond flavoring. I recently discovered this and it tastes and looks just like soft serve ice cream. I don’t think I’ll buy real ice cream ever again.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That looks so good! I am cooking with more fresh veggies this summer...and my snacks have been fresh fruit! You live in a wonderful place to enjoy both! ♥

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