Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend and survived the heat. Smoothies are really hitting the spot with me on these hot mornings. This morning I had a green smoothie made with pineapple coconut water, which was delicious!
2 stems of kale (minus the stem)
a dash of cinnamon
a dash of ginger powder
1 cup pineapple coconut water
1/2 frozen banana
a handful frozen mango chunks
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
You know the drill...throw it all in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy....very yummy!
Sunday morning I made Happy Herbivores Apple Crisp Muffins. These muffins are great! They were so moist and and the chunks of apples in the muffins really made them the perfect muffin. In case you don't have Lindsay's cookbook, the recipe can be found here http://happyherbivore.com/recipe/apple-crisp-muffins/ . I really suggest you try these. :o)
Saturday night we decided to grill. Tony grilled eggplant for me, which was out of our garden. While it was on the grill I rubbed some Italian dressing on each side as Tony flipped them...very tasty! We also grilled some asparagus, fresh corn, jalapeno poppers, and even a sweet potato. I did cook the sweet potato half way in the microwave though. I then wrapped it up in some aluminum foil and threw it on the grill. It was awesome! We also roasted some bell peppers on the top rack of the grill. I have a yummy bell pepper in my plate below that we roasted. He didn't get roasted as much as the others, but it was still good. These little peppers are so sweet. On the jalapeno poppers, Tony stuffed them with cream cheese (of course mine was vegan) and wrapped bacon around them (again...vegan bacon for me) These were awesome! Tony did scoop out the seeds because I can't handle all that heat. :o) It was great to not have to turn on the oven for once. Every thing we ate Saturday night was cooked on the grill.
Here's some veggies out of our garden.
Roma's out of our garden...my favorite kind of tomato.
Yummy bell peppers. I love that they are so tiny and sweet.
Here's one one of our bell pepper plants.
The squash bugs destroyed our squash plants this year. After they had infected out plants the squash plant still tried to produce some squash but could only make the little squash balls. At least we did get a few squash of the plants before they got infected and died.
This was the first bell pepper that we pulled off our plants...It was huge!
Here are a few pictures of our little garden that we took several weeks ago.