Middle Eastern Black Beans & Chickpeas
Yogurt sauce. It was so tasty, garlic, garden fresh mint, and cilantro, and soygurt.
New Year's Day, we had some cinnamon rolls. I call them, fresh vanilla bean cinnamon rolls. I stirred a vanilla bean into the batter, and used vanilla sugar. Wow!
Vanilla bean cinnamon rolls.
For our New Year's Day dinner, we had a blackeyed pea stew. I started the crockpot up early in the morning. I threw in a pound of blackyed peas, 2 cans crushed tomatoes, 4c veggie broth, 2 links homemade soysage, potatoes, greens from the garden, garlic, onion, okra, and some cajun seasining. I also made hush puppies for the first time. They were a hit.
Blackeyed pea stew.
I also made a baked ziti this week. I used a mozerrella cheese recipe from the cookbook 'Artisan Vegan Cheese', my friends Becky, and Chris gave me. I made a cashew ricotta for the ziti, and also added some vegan pepperoni to it. It was great, and made a ton. I froze some for later. I served the ziti with a small salad, and baguette.
A big tray of baked ziti.
A lovely salad we had with our ziti. It has spinach, lettuce, dill, snow peas, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes from the garden.
Friday night I made burgers. Easy and good. I used this bun recipe. Homemade buns are the best. I made the buns using this recipe. http://www.vegweb.com/recipes/burger-buns It is a great recipe, and I have made it several times.
Saturday, we went to the garden center. I bought red bell pepper seeds, as well as yellow ones, jalapeno peppers, habanero, eggplant seeds, and we bought some more dinosaur kale plants. I will be planting the seeds this week, along with four different types of tomatoes. Yay!
For dinner Saturday, we had falafel. Our 6 year old had a potluck at his karate dojo, so I made falafel for the potluck, and extra for us. We had the falafel with homemade flatbread, garden fresh lettuce, and tomatoes, and a homemade soygurt sauce, using mint, and parsley from the garden. Yummy!
A big tray of falafel.
And last, but not least, the grocery bill for this week. Drum roll, please....our total was: $31.56. That leaves an extra, $28.44. Yippee! I love starting the New Year staying way under budget.
Hope you have a wonderful day.
peas and love....
Krys and the boys