I am so excited to be back in my kitchen! I have been on the road for the past three weeks for work in New York City and then vacation to Europe (more on that in another post) and the one thing I couldn’t wait to do when I returned home was to cook. So much so that I woke up at 7AM this morning and went straight to Whole Foods (jet lag was partially to blame for this…) For lunch today I made myself a Spicy Soul Bowl and it was definitely spicy but really really good if you like a kick to your food.
This dish was so simple and lovely. The hardest part about making it was trying to not eat the ingredients as I put it together! Make it as a lunch for yourself, or serve it as an appetizer with a meal.
This makes a delicious appetizer for a dinner party (or date night if you don’t mind strong garlic breath…) Tomorrow is my birthday so I used it as an excuse to finally splurge on the Kite Hill White Adler vegan cheese I’ve been eying for months. It’s the vegan version of a brie and I must say, while I can tell it’s a vegan cheese- it’s the closest vegan cheese I’ve ever tasted to a brie. It was really good and I’d definitely spend the $13.99 again, although next time I want to try one of their other flavors.
I love weekends because I can shop at the Farmer’s market on Saturday morning and then spend the next two days cooking everything my heart desires. Today’s lunch has kale, sweet yams, lemon and tomatoes all from the Farmer’s market and straight onto my lunch plate. I made my new Firehouse Spicy Baked Yam Fries (these are for for people who like a little kick in their food, recipe will be posted in the next day) and a delicious Creamy Kale Salad to go with them (see below). Hope you’re having a beautiful Sunday afternoon!