I’ve had so much time to cook lately, and it feels great! Cooking releases so much stress for me, and I get really excited about having loads of times to try new things. Here’s some of what I’ve been making recently.

Tofu Jerky & Flax Crackers
Both of these recipes are from Another Fork in the Trail. I really like this cookbook (thanks again Pandacookie!), and these are two of my absolute favorite recipes.

Unfortunately I completely forgot to take pictures of the finished recipes, and since I’ve long since ate everything, I’ll just have to tell you how great both turned out. The tofu ends up looking and tasting better than any store-bought jerky I’ve tried, and I can’t wait to make a huge batch of these to take hiking/camping with me.

The sun-dried tomato flax crackers are really simple to make, plus they are super-filling. They make a great quick snack, especially with some nut cheese or pate.

Garlic Cream Dressing from Rawvolution

This dressing only contains 5 ingredients, and it’s a beautiful creamy sauce. I had this over a simple baby greens-apple-carrot salad, but I’ve also had it over steamed veggies and it was great.

Roasted Potatoes and Greens

This is a recipe I’ve been developing, and I should have it for you guys soon. Every time I make this it’s even better than the last time. Basically it’s potatoes and a green (in this case Swiss chard), and a really delicious, slightly creamy sauce. It’s definitely not low-fat though! It’s pretty oil-heavy, but eaten sparingly that isn’t a bad thing. This is a great side dish.

Pizza!!

This is a homemade crust made with half all-purpose and half spelt flour, topped with Muir Organics pizza sauce (my favorite – there’s so much deep flavor!), pepperjack Daiya, roasted red peppers, Twin Oaks chorizo, and broccoli. It was slightly spicy and very delicious.

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A couple weeks ago I mentioned there would soon be a post on pan-sauces. I haven’t forgotten to post it, but I’m still working on perfecting the recipe. The last couple times I made it wasn’t as good as the previous recipes, and I want to make sure what I’m posting is delicious. Here’s a teaser photo though:

Have a good weekend! 🙂

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