Our Annual Apple Picking Trip, 2020 Style, Plus Applesauce and Chutney!

We love to go apple picking in the Hudson Valley. We were excited to gather our haul but it turns out the orchard suffered a frost early on in the year and they lost their crop. So they trucked in bags of apples from their other orchards across the state and hung them in bags on the branches for us to “pick!” Par for the course, 2020! 

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Blue Plate Special #65: Seared Tofu with Spicy Citrus Salad and Slow Roasted Red Onions

It has been a long time (3 years?!) since I posted what I like to call a Blue Plate Special – a plate of goodness that usually includes a protein like tofu, tempeh or beans, and two or three sides. I have made so many over the years and they are on full repeat in my kitchen that I didn’t think I could come up with another combo. But I have and it’s a good one!

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Blue Plate Special #64: Kid-Approved Honee Tempeh with Steamed Broccoli & Carrot Slaw with Dill & Capers

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This summer I built two raised beds on the side of my driveway and created a little food garden. I am loving growing food – kale, parsley, chives, radishes, basil, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, and carrots. These big, colorful, glorious very carrot-y carrots! I am definitely hoarding them and using them up slowly. Continue reading “Blue Plate Special #64: Kid-Approved Honee Tempeh with Steamed Broccoli & Carrot Slaw with Dill & Capers”

Blue Plate Special #63: Baked Chipotle-Honee Tofu over Cabbage Slaw with Pan-Roasted Corn

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I literally can’t eat chipotles in adobo fast enough. I love this stuff – smoky, sweet, tangy, and a little spicy. Remember how I made my own? Now I am trying to figure out a million ways to eat it. How about this combo?  Chipotles + Bee Free Honee = a seriously sticky, delectable marinade. And what about the slaw? It’s pretty darn good too and could easily be served all on its own. Continue reading “Blue Plate Special #63: Baked Chipotle-Honee Tofu over Cabbage Slaw with Pan-Roasted Corn”