Last weekend, I didn't feel like cooking anything complicated. My husband roasted some beets and I made a salad with walnuts, pears, olives and arugula. I think the dressing was a olive oil, shallots and capers, but can't be sure. I don't think I see any capers, do you?
For an easy dinner one night I sauteed some chick peas on top of the stove (as opposed to roasting them in the oven) in olive oil, a little smoked paprika, salt, pepper and about a tablespoon of tomato paste. Then I took them out and sauteed some Swiss Chard in a few more garlic cloves. I put it all back together in the same pan, boiled up some pasta shells, and sauteed everything together for a minute or two:
One night, my hubby made dinner (he is an excellent cook). He whipped up a "beefy" mushroom soup with Israeli couscous and parsley: That "Better Than Bouillon" stuff is great. We used the mock-beef broth for this. It is called "No Beef" Beef Base. :-)
It was so good I made him write down his recipe for it.
And, let's see, I was really craving desserts, so I made the oatmeal cookies from The Joy of Vegan Baking with a few modifications. They were truly astounding. All the recipes I've made so far from that book have literally been the best baked goodies I've ever had.
I was inspired by what I had in the fridge one night and wanted cauliflower, so I made a Monster Plant-Protein Packed "Gratin" with Cauliflower, Edamame and Chick Peas (yes, more chick peas, my son made me open a can of them for a snack and I had the whole can left, basically). The "cheese" is a vegan (of course) nutritional yeast sauce that was great and easy. Here's the pic:
It was delicious. I served it with rice pilaf with tiny currants in it. My son dogged it.
Then, I was inspired to bake a bunch of stuff I had into a pie.
It is an Almond Quiche with Caramelized Onions:
And I just had to try my cookbook by Bryanna Clark Grogan, Nonna's Italian Kitchen for some vegan biscotti. I made the classic almond ones. Top photo shows some with nuts (the cookies on the top of the screen, a few without are in that container, too. Bottom shows ones without nuts, for my son who loves nuts but doesn't like them in things!