Sometimes I make recipes that aren’t my own. I know. You’re so confused right now. You feel like maybe you don’t know me at all. You thought that I made three meals a day from scratch, with no outside inspiration. Who am I?
Haha! Of course you never thought that! You know I’m totally lazy. That’s why we’re friends. You accept me for who I am and, in return, I show you kitty photos.
“Hello, my name is Court Kitty. I am absentmindedly resting my face on a jar of sesame seeds. Also note my brother’s foot next to the tomato. He’s asleep, per usual.”
“Hello, my name is Court Kitty. I am sitting on top of the refrigerator while my brother is passed out in the wok behind me. This is normal behavior for us.”
Even if I were some kind of recipe-creating-and-cooking machine (I know a few people like that and they are my heroes) I’d still turn to my favorites every once in a while because I’m convinced that I can’t live without them.
These are my favorite meals. They’re my go-to dinners. They keep me (and Moose) full and energized. Oh and they’re also delicious. Let’s begin.
In no particular order…
This soup is award-winning and deservedly so. There are so many flavors in this soup. Your tongue is going to be dancing for joy. Don’t skip the avocado, it makes it creamy and dreamy.
I took this photo. It’s not pretty. But I promise this tofu is phenomenal. This recipe is excellent proof that tofu can be delicious when prepared correctly. We dip it into Trader Joe’s Sweet Chili Sauce and it’s just so dang good.
Make a giant serving of this and save some for leftovers. Eat it for lunch. Or breakfast. Once I had it for dinner and then also for breakfast and lunch the following day. I’d do it again, too. Maybe tomorrow.
You cannot get any easier than this. Buy a pack of tortillas. And a tub of hummus. Also a jar of salsa. Now spread it all around, toss some other things on there and cook it for a few minutes. These babies are surprisingly filling and very addictive.
Admittedly, I only made this sauce for the first time last night. But it’s so delicious, I know that it is now a staple at our dinner table. (If we had a dinner table, that is. Oh the joys of NYC apartment living!) This recipe isn’t vegan, but just substitute Earth Balance for the butter and you’re all set. Jen, who is brilliant, suggests pairing this sauce with rigatoni and some Daiya mozzarella shreds. I say let’s go for it!
And last but certainly not least…
I love traditional ratatouille and Dreena really stole my heart with this one. I like to serve it with quinoa and, in my opinion, it’s even better the next day. You can find this recipe on Dreena’s blog and it’s also in her book, “Vive le Vegan!: Simple, Delectable Recipes for the Everyday Vegan Family”
There you have it. I stand by these recipes. I eat them all the time. If you want to make one of them and invite me over for dinner, Sebastian and I are not opposed to that.
“Hi, I’m Sebastian Bob. I can do no wrong.”