Vegan MoFo 2018 - Salad Time
VeganMoFo has done a great job of providing theme prompts and ideas for posting. I plan to follow some, but likely will mostly do my own thing. Partly because I procrastinate instead of planning!
I'm new to blogging. I've mainly blogged in the past to share with my friends my trip to St Vincent and the Grenadines where I spent the last 5 weeks of my residency. Those posts are still up and there are some about eating vegan in a small island country. Check them out if you like!
But being pretty inexperienced at blogging I didn't even add the subscribe links (top right column) until I was looking over the blog for Vegan Mofo. So thanks for being kind! I do welcome any tips or constructive feedback!
One of the suggested themes for this week is inspiration. I don't know what could be more inspiring than fresh, local produce. Nothing beats a fresh tomato right now. Especially if you grow it yourself. I just bought my house in the winter and didn't feel prepared to get a garden in the ground by Spring, so I did container gardening again this year. So easy and no weeding!
|Hazel supervises early planting.|
|I kept buying more containers. It was addictive!|
|First strawberry harvest, 2 plants are still producing 4 months later.|
|I bought these lettuce starts and they thrived! Ate off them a couple months.|
|Tomatoes, lettuce, herbs, cucumbers, strawberries, and more!|
|I always plant marigolds to keep aphids away.|
|Regular and chocolate mint.|
|Early tomato harvest - plus one yellow cuke!|
|Plant a variety of tomatoes to get more flavors and prolong harvesting!|
One of my favorite simple meals is to prep a fresh salad with whatever veggies I have on hand. Then I press some firm or extra firm tofu (I have a tofu presser and love it) and dice it into small squares. On a hot skillet I spray a small amount of oil using a pump. Then I sprinkle herbs directly onto it - whatever you like works, but I usually use an Italian herb blend. Put the tofu in the pan, then sprinkle more herbs on the top. Sauté while rotating so several sides of the tofu get brown. I usually put half of the tofu block on my salad warm and then eat the rest the next day cold. I love it either way.
|My dogs love tofu!|
|I often make my own dressing, but keep some on hand for when I'm feeling lazy.|
|Sorry Hazel - all gone!|
You can container garden on a patio or even just put some basil in your window. Do you garden or have a small space you could add some containers? Now is the time to plant for fall and winter gardens! Many greens do great late into the year.