Archive for September 8, 2010

I’m Liz, I’m “The Vegan”

Ahhh sunshine ๐Ÿ™‚

So I went to a lake house over the weekend with some friends. Actually, I only knew 2 people… but the other 13 people were awesome! Now I have new friends! ๐Ÿ™‚ I was, of course, “the vegan” of the weekend, which was fine! I packed my own food, (and my own almond milk!) and cooked right alongside the others. The boys were even nice enough to grill my veggie burger for me! It was quite a fun weekend. But isn’t it funny the way we can be defined by our food? I love these healthy snacks!

What does this say about me?

ย This was a delicious combination of veggies & pesto, grilled by my friend Matt. It was SO good! It made me wish I had a grill… you know, not just my little george foreman! I was actually so in love with this combination, that I copied it for the next day. It was simple!

Grilled Veggies with Pesto

  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup of pesto (here is a vegan pesto that you can find at most grocery stores!)
  • Olive oil spray
  • Sea salt
  • Vegan parmesan cheese (or the regular kind, if you’re into that ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Slice up your veggies into bite size pieces, and toss with pesto. Depending on the pesto, you may want to add sea salt. ย Line your grill (or pan, if you want to bake them in the oven) with aluminum foil and spray with oilve oil. Grill until tender, then sprinkle with parmesan cheese. This also reheats really well, if you have leftovers!

I’ve just been craving vegetables lately, so I’ve eaten the above recipe for dinner the last… 3 days in a row ๐Ÿ˜‰ So yummy! Now I really wish I had a spiralizer so I could make this recipe from Choosing Raw!

Tonight I’m getting sushi with my friend Leslie, so I’m pretty excited about that. Do you guys like sushi? I feel like a lot of people either love it or hate it! I love it, but then again, I just get veggie rolls, so it’s not “real” sushi I suppose… maybe that’s why I like it so much ๐Ÿ˜‰

Did you all enjoy the holiday weekend? Any fun recipes for the grill?

-LLV

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