A Fresh Dille

a full plate and circle salad.

Posted in FOOD, VEGAN by clairedille on July 8, 2008

Strange cravings came about this weekend. A sunny courtyard was the place for this meal and I carried my plate down just as so:

This quick but pleasing lunch was a spinach salad with shaved radishes and a sliced chioggia beet, a tempeh bacon wrap with homemade cilantro sauce (cilantro, silken tofu, garlic, pine nuts) and tomatoes, and a side of favorites, sweet potato chips. My taste buds still favor tempeh sandwiches with avocado, romaine, and tomato. It must be the notion of a mock BLT that really appeals to me.

I couldn’t help myself. The mandoline I bought is too much fun to put down and the abundance of circular produce I have makes me giddy with pleasure. Layered above torn romaine hearts, I placed thin slices of, the probably apparent, veggies: cucumber, radishes, and carrots. Dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette, I ate this with my new lunchtime staple, the nearly raw tahini noodles. Cooking for one, with an incredibly petite refrigerator filled with a roommates processed foods is getting pretty aggravating. The small shelf that holds all my food is like a maze these days. Considering I find myself to be constantly interested in new foods and recipes like many foodies, I always want new food even if I have a full fridge or cabinet. I guess this may have to wait a few years.

* It is about time for a first fashion post covering a few things I love from the Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear collections. I will apologize in advance for my lack of posts in this upcoming week, I will be back to class until mid August. For all the vegans and foodies out there reading this blog, I want to let you know that my editorial dreams are divided between a few subjects of obsession: fashion, food, travel, and fitness (specifically running related). In the next few months, I hope to evenly divide the blog to pursue all passions and maybe even come up with columns for the week. Any ideas? I was thinking a few ideas but none are definite: recipes to try that week, a new look or new food, accessory or beauty wish-list items, designer inspiration of the week, favorite high-fashion editorial, city (or destination) ideas for adventure, and workouts to keep things interesting.

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