Friday, August 26, 2011

Veggies From Grandma's Garden, Comfort Food, and Cats

Hello!  We're finally settled into our new home.  I love it here.  Especially the kitchen! It's big enough for two people to cook simultaneously.  Awesomeness.  Here's a peak at some comfort foods we've been cookin' up:

My grandma gave me a box of produce from her garden last week.  There were green tomatoes.  I had to fry them.  I sort of followed the recipe from Vegan Yum Yum, using bread crumbs instead of corn meal.  They weren't bad for my first attempt.  The sides are steamed kale with lemon & sea salt and oven roasted rosemary potatoes, also from grandma's garden.  Food grown with love.  The best.
Oh boy.  This pizza was a little out of hand.  We put tahini-kale salad on it.  Yep.  And balsamic marinated portabellas.  On a rosemary crust.  The flavor combo was delicious. 
And for some balance:  Giant super dark green smoothies with lots of spirulina. Every single morning.  The perfect way to start the day. 

The cats are enjoying the new home too.  Kupo & Poopers had fun exploring their corner of the living room aka the kitty lounge.
And Miss Pixi is happy to have her very own room where she can relax away from the humans and younger cats, who can be too loud and annoying at times.  We haven't told her that she'll have to share this space when visitors are in town.
This is going to be a super fun weekend for a lot of vegan bloggers here in Portland.  I didn't get my tickets in time to attend Vida Vegan Con. *sniff*  But will be getting my tickets for next year's event as soon as they go on sale.  I'm going out of town for some fun visiting vegan stuff in another city.  I'll be following VVC on twitter :)

Happy Friday!!!


  1. your pizza looks delicious! congratulations on the move!

  2. Thanks Caitlin! Love the new place & glad the moving part is over :)

  3. Congrats on the new place! Everything looks great, nothing like homegrown veggies! Your cats are so adorable!

  4. yay for happy kitties! love those glasses! And the food looks great. yum yum!