You say tomato…

Want a good chili, soup, or sauce? This story should have you reaching for tomatoes in the fresh produce aisle, leaving those cans of the stewed processed stuff on the shelves. What’s 20 minutes extra prep time over chowing down moldy old fruit that’s been processed to appear fresh?


Vegan eating

I just read a news report that a certain brand of flour has just been recalled for having excessive amounts of nutrients. Apparently far too much of something was added. I’m increasingly uncomfortable with eating pre-prepared foods, I just can’t see how factory-type handling of grains, fruits, veggies, etc, can be any better than the factory-type handling of animals is.  So, now I am trying to eat mostly things that haven’t been tampered with. Not easy, especially living as I do, in the land of ice and snow!

Luckily we have a great farmer’s market which I believe will be open until the end of this month. six months of the year isn’t bad! It’ll be interesting to track my efforts over the winter.

What I made today:

Green bean almondine (with balsamic vinegar, recipe from Vegetarian Times)
Roasted red pepper and tomato soup, also from Vegetarian Times, but minus the vegetable stock as I find there is a richer taste without watering it down at all, plus I like a chunkier soup.
And for desert… vegan pumpkin pie, recipe from Cooking Vegetarian! Very simple, elegant, yummy pie. One of my favourites, and just perfect for Canadian Thanksgiving.