“Organic Tempeh & Garden Veggie Pasta”

I am especially proud to share this recipe with you, because it is my own. I am also excited to say that most of the ingredients, came from my very own garden. This might not seem like a big deal to some…. but to me, it is HUGE! This is the first year that I have ever had a vegetable garden, and I jump up and down for joy each time I find a new ripened veggie.

Please give this delicious, super easy and very healthy recipe a try!

Ingredients:

1 bag organic fusilli pasta

1 package organic Tempeh crumbled

1 med. green pepper chopped

1 med. red pepper chopped

1. large white onion chopped

1 bulb garlic, each clove thinly sliced

2 med. tomatoes chopped

1 cup fresh green beans trimmed

handful of both, fresh basil & fresh cilantro chopped

About 6 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil.

Boil water for pasta & cook aldente. While pasta is being prepared, add 2 or 3 tablespoons of oil to large saute’ pan over med. heat. When oil is warm add  crumbled Tempeh to pan. Cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and onion, cook for another minute. Add peppers, green beans & herbs. Cook for another few minutes, stirring everything often.

Drain water from pasta and return pasta to the pot. Add the Tempeh, veggie/herb mixture & the rest of the oil. Mix well. Stir in some extra olive oil if needed.

Sprinkle with Vegan Parmesan if desired.

Enjoy!

~Recipe~ Raw Zucchini Hummus

If you are like me, you have an abundance of zucchini in your garden. Here is a little something different to do with it!

Raw Zucchini Hummus from Veg News Magazine-10th Anniversary IssueMakes 3 Cups

2 zucchini, finely chopped & ends removed

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 cup raw tahini

1/4 cup olive oil

paprika for garnish

In a food processor, combine zucchini, lemon juice, salt, cumin, and tahini and blend, stopping periodically to scrape the sides of bowl. Drizzle in olive oil as needed and garnish with paprika.

“My New Love For Gardening”

Since going Vegan a year ago, I have been dreaming of starting a vegetable garden. There is something beautiful and fulfilling about creating your own food. I began growing seedlings in my dining room last March, and now every cabbage, pepper, bean, cucumber, squash, zucchini, tomato, lettuce, broccoli, brussels sprout, garlic & onion has been planted into the earth.

I am so excited to nurture my little plants and watch them sprout & grow every day! I am loving every minute of this fascinating process!

The kids enjoy checking on the plants each day and watering them in the evening, I just wish they would help me with the weeding!

I’m not sure how long it will be until we can start eating our garden veggies, but for now I’m having a great time watching them grow! Who knew plants could be so much fun?

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