Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I'm still on a break but ... I had to pop back in and share some exciting news with you. Are you ready?


And who, you might ask, is our 500th follower? It is Andie from Andrea's Ramblings. So ... if you have a minute ... drop by her blog and take a look.

Thanks to all of you for joining in the effort to reduce our footprint on the earth!

Okay ... I'm returning to vacation mode. Until I get back, please browse around ... and check out the blog rolls on the side bar ... lots of great reading there.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Vegan Recipes - Cantaloupe and Cherry Tomato Salad & Cherry Burritos

It's the first Friday of the month and that means ... a vegan recipe. Eating meatless meals is one of the easiest ways to walk gently on the earth. Even one meal a week makes a tremendous difference.

This month I had a total recipe "block" and couldn't come up with anything that felt "right". So, I turned to my friend, The Wayland Springs Cook. Not long ago, she and her daughter tried going vegetarian for a month so I knew they would have something to share. And sure enough ... they gave me two very delicious-looking recipes. I can't wait to try them!

Thanks, so much, to Chef Amy and her daughter, Rebekka!

Cantaloupe and Cherry Tomato Salad

2 cups cubed cantaloupe
2 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup minced shallots
1/4 cup fresh oregano or basil
2 tablespoons minced jalapeno pepper
2 teaspoons orange rind grated
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Combine, toss and cover. Refrigerate for 30 minuets. Serves 6 (2/3 cup servings)

Cherry Burritos

1/2 cup vegan butter- melted
8 flour tortillas (be sure that the ingredients do not include lard)
1 can cherry pie filling (any kind of pie filling will do)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Place 3 tablespoons of filling onto each burrito. Fold over one edge and roll up. Place seam side down on a greased cookie sheet. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake 12 minuets at 375. Dust with powdered sugar and serve hot or cold.