Dinner & Dessert

Happy, happy, happy Spring!!

I worked all day today and came home exhausted, especially after riding my bike straight into some fierce wind. You would think with a change of seasons the wind and rain would go away (even if just for one day). Apparently Portland is holding on tight to dreary weather a little longer…

Tim was a champ and made dinner while I battled the mighty winds (Mother Nature’s winds, NOT gas!):

Quinoa, Tofu, and Kale with Walnut Pesto from Color Me Vegan by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

I completely forgot to add the kale to my bowl before I photographed it – ooooops! This meal was so simple, clean, and delicious. We’ve made several recipes from Colleen’s new book and have enjoyed them all.

The woman I work for brought me a to-go meal from Blossoming Lotus before I left to head home (thank you!). That will most certainly be lunch for Tim and I tomorrow. It is the Southwest Bowl, which consists of brown rice, butternut and black bean chili, avocado ranch, roasted red pepper sour cream, and scallions!! Sounds incredible, right? Hopefully I can take a photograph to share with everybody.

What about dessert? Well, hand pies have been flying out of my oven lately:

Strawberry Hand Pies! The recipe is courtesy of Kittee, who is diligently working on her next cookzine (click here to order her first cookzine, Papa Tofu) – guaranteed to be amazing. She has a knack for sweets and ethnic foods – total treasures for your tummy!

I made some chocolate pudding hand pies as well, but they erupted in the oven. They were still enjoyable, just too messy to be considered a hand pie (more of a spoon and fork pie!). Oh well!

Hope you all enjoyed the first day of Spring. Send me some sunshine (please)!