Friday, May 26, 2006

This and that

I don't do a lot of food shopping at Costco - they just don't have the stuff I want. But I do go there for prescriptions so I end up cruising the aisles. The other day I found a prepared coconut curry that looked really good and was actually labeled as vegan. It was a large container for $6.99 and this was busy week so I bought it. I added a can of garbanzo beans and served it over basmati rice. It was delicious!

Last night I needed something that everyone could eat as their schedule allowed. Ana had a performance and then was off on a red-eye flight to Boston. I made a pasta salad with rainbow radiatore pasta, wild rice, dried cranberries, chopped pecans and tofu feta. For the dressing I used Briannas Blush Wine Vinaigrette. I usually make this with orzo but didn't have any. This worked pretty well.

I'll be away for a couple of days. Hubby is holding down the fort while Hallie and I attend a family reunion (my mom's side of the family). While there are some very nice people I don't really have a lot in common with most of them beyond the fact that we all have allergies. It's a bond that only takes you so far. There is a dairy farmer, the wife of a cattle rancher... you get the picture. Wish me luck :-)


larissa said...

good luck, nancy! maybe you will discover a long-lost soy farmer cousin!


KleoPatra said...

Time for a trip to Costco... following in your footsteps (as i have been wont to do of late!) Thank you for the head's up, Nancy.

Good luck to you at the family reunion. I can imagine that it may be a little difficult on some level, but I have no doubt you will make the best of it there!!

Flo @ Yielded Heart said...

Whoa, interesting family, and so ironic, but I hope you'll still have a great time.

That coconut curry sounds interesting...

funwithyourfood said...

Good luck with the fam. I completely understand. Half of my family are dairy farmers! I get the "deer caught in headlights" look alot when I visit hahaha

Talk to you soon!


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Guinnah said...

Thanks for the comments - we did survive (albeit on salad...). It was a fun weekend with the kiddo and we discovered a cousin or two who were also veggie (one vegan, one raw foods! - grandson of a cattlerancher!). I'm glad to be home :-)))

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I hope all is well, Nancy~
The curry mix, even just your descriptions sounds great! And the pasta salad - yum, dried cranberries. I want to look into making tofu feta as well.
Speaking of costco, I get a free membership from work but as I don't drive, I have not been yet..and I've been at my job for over a year - oops. I don't think I have room in my freezer for a 20 pack of boca burgers anyway : )

KleoPatra said...

Glad you're back, Nancy! Looking forward to hearing about your weekend/reunion!

funwithyourfood said...

Welcome home!

Glad you made it : )

Ann Adamson said...

Hi Nancy,

I have been looking for some different salad recipes seeing as how we are heading into summer, and salad just seems right. This one sounds great!

Is Brianna's Blush Vinaigrette something I can buy, or is it something I make -- and if so, where do I find the recipe?