I made this Sweet Green Heirloom Tomato Pie that was really delicious. I’m pretty sure anyone can recreate this by subbing unripe heirloom tomatoes in your favorite apple pie recipe.
Next up I found an excuse to use my black and golden raspberries along with some green rhubarb I got at the Santa Monica’s Farmer’s Market. I saw the green rhubarb at the market–I was told it was a bit more spicy than red or red/green rhubarb, but I couldn’t tell the difference after it was made into pie. I found the basic recipe for this pie in a Martha Stewart book. It’s basically about 5 cups of fruit with some sugar and starch. No fancy add-ins. Maybe a lil lemon juice. Anyhow, this was my first time eating a raspberry pie and I am happy to report it was tart yet delicious. Martha nailed that balance between sweet and tart for sure. I also enjoyed the textural component added by the seeds of the raspberries.
I let my crust get too soft, so excuse the sloppy lattice.
Next up, the September issue of Vegetarian Times had this really appealing sounding salad; Fennel and Romaine Salad with Cracked Pepper Vinaigrette. All of those flavors together sounded amazing to me. So, I whipped up this salad using shaved slices of Dr. Cow Cashew & Brazil Nut Cheese in place of the parmesan. It’s on page 46. You should probably make it right now.
Lastly, I just wanted to share that I participated in this amazing vegan food swap! The concept is really cool–you sign up and then get emailed a partner and you become someone else’s partner. Everyone goes out and buys or makes a bunch of treats for one another and then we mail it along. You get to make new friends and try new treats, it’s the best! This month, my buddy was Shelby from over at Everyday Vegan Girl. Shelby’s blog is full of yummy sounding healthy recipes and treats, def check it out. She sent me a bunch of delicious things:
Individual nut butters from Artisana and Barney Butter
Panda All Natural Licorice
Kaia Foods Sprouted Sunflower Seeds
Raw Revolution Bar, Crispy Rice Bar & Sesame Crunch
Wheatgrass Drink Mix
Alter-Eco Chocolate Bar (I LOVE Alter-Eco!)
And, a very lovely card.