Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ethiopian Food in Brussels!

I've been on tour in Europe since the beginning of July. July was filled with amazing festivals in France, Switzerland, and Belgium, club shows in the UK, and some splendid down time in Paris, London, and a few other spots. Since the beginning of August, we have had time off in a beautiful apartment in Brussels. We had a big gap in the touring schedule, and it made more sense to stay here rather than fly home and back again. What an opportunity - to truly live in a foreign city! So many of our adventures on the road are enjoyed in fast-forward, zipping from city to city, sometimes barely having time to come up for air. This, on the contrary, has been quite different, indeed.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

English Muffin w/ Cashew Cheese and Tomato

When I was growing up, on some very fortunate weekend mornings, my Dad would make these heavenly simple little breakfast melts - just english muffins with cheese melted on top in the toaster oven. I remember it being done to perfection, with the edges of the muffin getting a bit burnt and crispy and the cheese bubblingly hot and delicious.

Since then and to this day, I regularly crave english muffins in the morning. My refined quest for health has led to an upgrade (perhaps a downgrade, to some) from the delightful, yet low fiber, high-fructose corn syrup laden standard Thomas brand to Ezekial sprouted grain English muffins, which are high in fiber and very low in carbs. I usually have them with peanut butter or a little Earth Balance, but this morning I had a fresh batch of cashew cheese and a very ripe tomato on hand and begging to be used, so I decided to get fancy...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vegan Sandwich Ideas!

Wow, just stumbled upon a wonderfully comprehensive list of ideas/recipes for vegan sandwiches, posted by fellow blogger Vegan Soul Power! Just browsing the list got my mouth watering and my mind spinning with inspiration.

Have a look HERE and check out the rest of the blog, too - it's really good.

CHEERS and happy sandwich making.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hearty Cabbage Soup

Today presented the unusual occurrence of a rainy day in L.A. It was downright dreary. I think nothing suits a gray day like a big pot of homemade soup. I had a head of cabbage on hand and had been dreaming of making this for a while now - today was the perfect day.

My homegirl Lisa Kekaula, of The Bellrays, made this on a tour stop in France last year and blew my mind. The ingredients are so simple and fresh, but the flavor is rich and intense. She was kind enough to share the recipe with me, and now, after making it myself and sampling a heavenly bowlful, I feel indebted to share it with you...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Shredded Beet and Cabbage Salad

Wow, I haven't added a recipe in a long while! My poor camera became broken towards the end of the year in Spain, and I've been reluctant to post anything with less than stellar pics. Well, this I just had to share, so iPhone photo it is :)

There is an amazing vegetarian restaurant I go to in North Hollywood called Leonor's, and they serve an amazing cabbage/beet salad called the Forever Young salad. It blows me away every time. I have been craving it, so I decided to attempt something similar on my own...