Cusco Continued: Veggie Market Menus and Other Stuff

Still hanging out in Cusco! Yesterday morning I decided to do the free walking tour. Because I’m still a cheapskate even while traveling and I love things that start with the word free 😉 Especially the morning after I went to the local Irish pub, Paddy’s (is there any city in the world that doesn’t…

Tacos and Tea in San Blas, Cusco, Peru

I might not be coming home. I want to live in the San Blas neighborhood of Cusco. Sorry America. It’s too beautiful here. Tiny little streets with the mountains always in the background. And, as an added bonus, Cusco WINS for vegetarian/vegan food in Peru. I feel like I’m being fed again instead of subsisting…

Purple Potatoes and Green Beans in Spinach/Hummus Pesto

   Pretty pesto purple potatoes.  Alright, now I’ve demonstrated my alliteration skills… I LOVED this little dish. Actually I wasn’t intending on blogging it, just using stuff up in my fridge, but it was beautiful and delicious. Really pretty sad I ate it all already, actually. Damn.  Things have been pretty crazy in Girl, Stir-Fried…

Quick Fall Salad with Apples, Almonds, Chickpeas & Rosemary

   Salads get neglected this time of year. Because it’s getting cold, so who wants to eat a salad, right? Soup is clearly the hot new bachelor around town (hot.. Get it?) So, yes, I’m sure you’re not too stoked about a salad posting, but trust me, this one is still hearty and filling and…

Grilled Balsamic Brussel Sprout Bruschetta 

This is going to be another post about your grandma being wrong. This time my beef is about Brussel sprouts. The little guys have gotten such a bad reputation and it’s really not their fault. Sorry Grams, but throwing a veggie in a pot of boiling water until it’s soft and mushy is never the…

Curried Chickpea and Apple Salad

This is sort of my version of the classic curried chicken salad. I used to love those when I ate meat – if there was a curried chicken salad sandwich at a deli I would get it every time. So good. But what’s better than chicken? CHICKPEAS! My favorite food! I could just pour those…

Zucchini Fritters

I’ve got another huge zuke! We went out to my boyfriend’s parents’ house on Sunday afternoon and I came back with an amazing load of freshly-picked veggies, including a zucchini even larger than my last one. That one zuke fed us both two full meals, so I am always happy to have vegetables I can…

Marinated Tofu Fajita Pita

You know, I’m just really into the marinated and baked tofu thing lately. Half because I’m working a lot and baked tofu is really versatile and easy to have on-hand when I’m not home to cook, and half because I’ve just been craving veggie sandwiches ALL the time. So, these fajita pitas are not just…

Pear, Beet and Walnut Summer Salad

Beets! I love beets! Probably more than the average person, at least. They always remind me of my mom, who would boil them on the stove during summer and was always stoked about them. I thought they were gross back then, but you know, mother is always right in the end (Hi mummy are you…