You know me well enough by now that if I say, "I'm sorry. I was too busy to make one of my written recipes last week.", then I must have indeed been running around like a monkey. Ladies and Gents, last week, my little sister turned 21-flippin'-years old. The saddest part about this was not the phone call I received from my weeping mother that her children are no longer 'barely legal', nor was it realizing my sister can't properly gauge her body's capacity for rum. No. The saddest part of her 21st birthday was when we went to buy alcohol, and who's ID do they scrutinize? Mine! Not hers!!
I guess ya can't win 'em all.
Regardless, we rang in her birthday at midnight and I bought her her first (legal) alcoholic beverage. The next night, I drove down to the OC for the official birthday celebration, which happily coincided with me attending the Natural Products Expo courtesy of My Favorite Ingredient, Mimicreme. I wasn't even going to blog about the Expo, but there is one product I feel you all need to know about. I have seen the Vegan Cheese Light...and it is...
Anyway, I was too busy last week being a good big sister, girlfriend and actress to work on the recipe I planned to do. You'll get it later this week or next. Until then, you get to see what I eat when I'm not working on bloggable recipes! You lucky dog, you.
At the top, you witnessed my favorite salad on earth. My Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber and Soy Feta Salad. I make it with a combination of Pineapple Tomatoes, Black Brandywines and a few of my other beloved summertime gems. Add in some fresh cucumber, soy feta/bleu, sliced red onions, fresh mint, kalamata olives, lemon juice, olive oil , vinegar, salt and pepper. Yum.
Next we have an uncooked Artichoke Hummus, Heirloom Tomato and Fresh Herb Pita Pizza. I was way too hungry to follow up with a photo of the "cheese" melted, but if you live anywhere in the LA area, hit up the Pasadena Thursday market and buy the hummus pictured below. It is the best I've ever had in my life.
When I'm feeling really devilish, I make my own home made Vegan Marshmallows....
...and then I turn them into Vegan Rice Krispie Treats!
But sometimes, I just gotta have a good-old sandwich. Complete with all the fixins. Oh, and by the way, my birthday's just around the corner if your in need of someone to take a sandwich press off your hands ;)
I'll be back with a recipe soon!