Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Leftovers and...New Cookbook!

This chilly fall weather we’re currently experiencing in New York is awesome, especially considering how in Austin, where I used to live, it’s 104 degrees right now. I miss many things about that city, but not the summer heat! I grew up in Michigan, where fall was the best time of the year… the leaves changing colors, the trips to the cider mill, Halloween. I say, bring on the fall!

To stay warm, I’ve been drinking hot tea all day. Are you a coffee or tea drinker? Or both? I like the occasional iced coffee, and we drink tons of sweet iced tea. But on cool days, I gotta have a mug of chai or Earl Grey in my hands.

My lunch was thrown together…I needed to use up the cucumber-cashew tzatziki sauce I made the other day to dip my falafels in. So I turned it into a pasta sauce. It went perfectly with some penne and steamed broccoli.

After lunch, I checked the mail and I was delighted to find my copy of Robin Robertson’s Vegan on the Cheap that I won. Before I even finished looking through it, I was in the kitchen making some Cheezee Sauce. It couldn’t be easier…I measured everything into the saucepan and let it bubble away while I washed a few dishes, and within minutes, it was ready. It was delicious, warm and gooey… as you can see, I was scarfing it down straight off the stovetop.

I’ve been trying to put together meals from my pantry staples and not get carried away buying pricy little jars of gourmet ingredients to use in one specific recipe and then they sit in my fridge for months until they grow fur (uh, not that I’ve done that before, ha ha). So this is the perfect cookbook at the perfect time, and I’ll be posting some more reviews in the near future.


  1. Dang! That cheesy sauce looks fantastic! Congrats on your win!

  2. Coffee person. Without a doubt. And, unfortunately, my 15 month old appears to be one as well, since he's now taken to grabbing my coffee, giggling, gulping and running away with it all at the same time.

    I'm curious to hear how you like Vegan on the Cheap. I tend to like her books, but I haven't gotten that one yet.

  3. Oh I envy you! Its over 100 F here in Los Angeles..I wish I could be sipping on some hot tea too. New York must be of the cities I've always wanted to visit but haven't yet.
    Your lunch looks really good the green colors.