And the colors that land on my plate.
A quick warm lunch, using leftover pasta, marinara, and roasted 'whatever I have hanging out in the veggie-bin' vegetables. It was so filling and delicious, on a cold day.
I'm getting so excited about Thanksgiving next Thursday. I'm hosting a small group of family and friends, and Joe is getting ready to brine his turkey.
Lately, I've been cooking and baking a ton...take a look at what I've been up to.
Happy figs....or I should say poor figs, right before I chopped them up to make whole wheat fig bars.
These bars are so good, a perfect breakfast treat, or lunchbox dessert! I shared them with my Thursday morning exercise group, and they loved them. Thanks ladies...you all make me smile. I adapted the recipe from the vegan cookbook, 'Vegan Cookies Invade your Cookie Jar' by Isa Moskowitz & Terry Romero. I added pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg for more of an autumn flavor.
Speaking of pumpkin....let's not forget the pumpkin ravioli with brown butter and crispy sage leaves. I had to test this recipe out for a cooking class, tough assignment, right? It was warm, creamy and perfect for a chilly night. This recipe takes minutes to put together, a great weeknight meal.
And let's not forget the pumpkin spice cupcakes for another job I did earlier in the month.
Good thing I can still fit into my jeans. Most days.
And my new apron....happy cooking everyone!
To work off all that amazing food, a long walk down by the waterfront was in order.
Hello New York....can you smell all these delicious smells from Jersey??