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Homemaid hotdog buns, or… I can bake!

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From “Blood, Fire and the Pillars of Smoke”!

 

Don’t you love the name of the blog?  Very piratical!  I thought of high seas and swashbucklers!  It’s really a food blog.  LOL!  One that was started with grilling in mind.  Being from Texas, cooking over coals or smoking is a big deal.

 

What really caught my eye was this recipe for hot dog buns.  Don’t they look wonderful.  Instead of the pasty ones you get in the store, these look toothy.  They look like they can hold a hot dog or sausage with all the trimmings and not fall apart!  A definite must make for me(I love bread making!)

 

Source: Homemaid hotdog buns, or… I can bake!

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

Pulled Seitan For Your Labor Day Picnic!

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If you are stumped as what to have for your Labor Day Barbecue, try this pulled Seitan.  All it takes is a package of Seitan, that you can get at your neighborhood Supermarket.  It’s generally can be found in the produce section.  While you are there, be sure to pick up your favorite barbecue sauce!  This recipe takes minutes and everyone should like this!

Source: Pulled Seitan For Your Labor Day Picnic!

Enjoy!

Marcey

Blistered Tomato Pasta Salad With Basil

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Blistered Tomato Pasta Salad

This is a recipe from Serious Eats. I made it last night and it was seriously good! I loved the tomatoes. Blistering them made the flavor so much more intense. And I will never eat block mozzarella again!

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5 Vegetarian Dishes For Your Labor Day Picnic!

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Eggplant Pasta

 

With Labor Day coming up, I want to give vegetarians and non-vegetarians as many options as possible. Here are some main course salads to take to your picnic or barbecue. Everyone will like them. Most important, you will definitely have something you will enjoy eating! Read the rest of this entry »

Pulled Seitan For Your Labor Day Picnic!

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DSC02220With Labor Day coming, you know that the end of summer is here. School is starting or in some states has already started. In my family, Labor Day was a time to go to the parade(I am from a big union town) and afterwards we had a picnic in the park. We always barbecued.

 

Being a vegetarian makes it a bit more difficult to be part of the barbecue. Especially in Texas. Barbecues a ubiquitous here. It’s one of our main types of celebration. Usually it’s a barbecued brisket. Sometimes you might have a hot dog day. Never a tofu pup. Or a nice boca burger. I have learned to bring my own barbecue with me. Otherwise, I would be stuck eating pickles and potato salad. I want a little more than that. Wouldn’t you? I have come up with several things. I will bring boca burgers. Tofurky makes a killer Italian sausage. I have a barbecue riblet recipe. Read the rest of this entry »

Cucumber-Jalapeño Agua Fresca

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From DIT-ELLE!

 

I saw the combination of Cucumber and Jalapeno and went hmm.   I love the combination of spicy and sweet!  Also, I have ton of mint in the yard.  And Jalapenos are one of the few things that grow in my garden this time of year!  I am good to go!   This is one of my must try recipe’s for the weekend!

Cucumber-Jalapeño Agua Fresca.

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

Hibiscus, Mint, and Agave Vitamin Water

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From Winnifer’s Blog

This is a new blog I just stumbled upon.  The recipe looks good and the photos are fabulous for a newcomer.  Check her out!

Hibiscus, Mint, and Agave Vitamin Water.

Healthy Picnic Food Ideas!

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As a vegetarian, when you go to picnics, it’s hard to leave it feeling like you had a decent.  It’s even harder living in Texas, where BBQ is ubiquitous.  The only vegetable dishes are cole slaw or potato salad.  They never heard of veggie burgers.  And it’s the same old, same old.

 

Here is a perfect picnic for everyone.  It might not have meat, but it has style!  I think this might be next Sunday’s meal!  Thanks for the ideas.

 

Healthy Picnic Food Ideas!.

MOROCCAN CARROT DIP OVER CUCUMBER SLICES

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I am always looking for something that is vegetarian, yet might appeal to the meat eaters that come over for dinner or just drop in(it looks quick and easy).  The sweetness of the carrot with the kick of the spices look wonderful!  I think I am going to take this to my next pot luck!  A blurb from the post:

 

If you are hosting a dinner party, please make a batch of these babies to open the evening. They are light enough that no one will feel overly stuffed before the real meal, and if you go the extra mile and pipe the dip over the cucumber, the presentation is quite stunning. Even if I say so myself…

 

MOROCCAN CARROT DIP OVER CUCUMBER SLICES.

Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce ~~~Spicy and Not Too Sweet!

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Texas Style BBQ SauceKnowing that there will be a lot of people BBQing for the 4th of July weekend, I thought this would be a great recipe to post about.

 

Believe it or not, the town we originally come from, Chicago is a big BBQ town. People just love spareribs and chicken there. I am not sure why, though it could have something to do with it having been the heart of the meat packing industry well into the last century. All I know is that every neighborhood their own special BBQ joint. The restaurant reflecting the taste of the the ethnic group that live in the neighborhood. Read the rest of this entry »