I Missed a Few Days, but Not a Few Recipes! MoFo Tribute Week Concludes :)

It’s been one heck of a hectic week and that equals a bad MoFo blogger.  Not to worry though, I’m making up for it today in spades!

I promised a recipe each day to showcase some of the blogger’s whose creations made it to my belly.  And while I missed cooking yesterday – I’ve doubled up today, so I’m still hitting my goals of 5 recipes!  It’s not really cheating, right??

Completely by accident, it turns out that every recipe I selected is from The Vegan Version!  I’m grateful to the MoFo blogroll for introducing me to this blog.

On Wednesday, I made a black bean and corn pie.  The flavor was very good, though mine didn’t quite set.  That being said, diving into that filling with a bag of tortilla chips sounds like a good idea for leftovers!  I could even see this dish on a Taco Tuesday in the future!

heading into the oven..
...and coming out! I let it set while I took a shower...
my post-run meal. It was glopy, but still good.

I took the day off today in anticipation of the 10 days I’ll be in the DC area working 12 hr night shifts.  And to stay home with a sick monkey.  That gave me some time to play in my kitchen.

Lunch today was pasta with bechamel, shiitake bacon, and asparagus.  I used quinoa elbow noodles as my base, and So Delicious Coconut creamer.  This dish was great, but I have to say…the star is the shiitake bacon.  HOLY CRAP.  I had NO idea that this was even possible, and I’m hooked.  I’m going to put this in tofu scrambles, on sandwiches, and in every dish I can think of.

my chosen pasta
lunch is served!

For fun, I made a quick apple pie.  Very cheater, but my family won’t care when I bust it out after dinner!  I’ve had a box of frozen vegan pie crusts in my freezer for months.  I pulled out two rolls and let them thaw.  I had only one can of pie filling (and was too lazy to make any from scratch), so I made a mini pie.  In rectangular form.  It’ll be enough to feed the 5 of us before bed!

this was yummy, and worked well considering I don't have a pie scooper thingy....

Dinner is soup and sandwiches.  For the soup, I made a corn and potato chowder in the crock.  Can’t resist a good crock recipe…or a good soup recipe!  So this was a double whammy of yummy!  I did use my immersion blender and smoothed it out just a little.  With a fresh drop biscuit and some Earth Balance Coconut Spread, it was killer.

everyone loved it...I have almost NO leftovers 😦

So yeah, it was a good food day!

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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