Tag Archives: summer

Tofu Satay with Peanut Sauce and Pickled Vegetables

We’ve been wanting to make this FOREVER and I finally got the stuff together to do it the other day. It’s a great complete meal but it’s not an authentic Southeast-Asian satay seeing as how we didn’t grill it or even use skewers. We did marinade the tofu in a pretty typical marinade and serve with the sauces and accompaniments you would see in a Thai restaurant. This makes plenty of food and the prep can be done ahead of time; I did the pickled vegetables the night before so they could really soak up the flavor, and you could do the same with the tofu!

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Tempeh Salad Flatbreads

We made these in the style of a chicken or tuna salad; the juxtaposition of warm flatbread and cold salad is really great. These are perfect for summer and really easy to pack for a picnic lunch. As usual, the recipe makes a ton, so we brought some to Herbie while he was working at Beaux Arts down the street.

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Lemon Bars with Blueberry Balsamic Reduction

These are so good– flaky pastry, tart lemon, oozy blueberry. Deceptively easy to make, too, and perfect for summer! We just slopped on the blueberry sauce, but if you were feeling creative, I’m sure these could be decorated even more beautifully.

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Cheddar Cauliflower Bake

This is some serious Americana. Jesse and I both grew up eating relatively ethnic foods, (Hispanic and Italian) so I like to try something new every now and then and make a casserole. This one is really cheesy and good, but it’s definitely a side dish, not a main, or you might be in cheese overload.

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Lemon Parsley Garlic Bread

We made this beast of a garlic bread the other night and man, oh man, was it good. Seriously, words cannot describe. We had some serious garlic breath, though. This guy is so easy and so impressive and delicious; I think it’s my favorite recipe so far.

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BBQ Tempeh

We made this BBQ tempeh the other day; it’s served with fried broccoli, rice, and honey glaze. So easy and quick to make and it really has a lot of flavor. The tempeh has a great texture when pan-fried like this and it’s a hearty enough to be the center of a meal.

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Berry Crumble

Berry Crumble

We made this the other day; blackberry and strawberry crumble with coconut milk ice cream. The crumble is served warm and tastes great with the cool ice cream. It’s also a great alternative to the cobblers that have dough based toppings; ours is an oat topping with caramelized brown sugar.

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