Happy October! I’m so excited to link up with Jenn for another WIAW! I’ve really enjoyed meeting new bloggers browsing through the link up every week! I also end up super hungry. I guess that’s a small price to pay right?
I ended September on a high note! I sucessfully said “goodbye” to summer by making end of summer corn chowder. I topped this chowder with smoked salmon, roasted tomatoes and avocado. It was seriously the best way to end the summer. The corn was so sweet – I was able to eat it raw while I was assembling the ingredients. This soup was really easy to make, just saute onions, garlic, red and yellow peppers, carrots and celery until tender. Add corn and cook 2 minutes. Turn off heat to veggies. Take half of the soup and place in blender and allow to cool for a few minutes before blending. Add about 1/2 cup almond milk, cumin, salt, pepper, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper to the blender and pulse until smooth. Add back to pot and combine, cooking 1-2 minutes to allow all the flavors to get cozy.
I made an awesome chopped veggie quinoa salad on Thursday night. It was everything I wanted. Crunchy veggies over warm quinoa that was cooked with just a touch of garlic infused olive oil. I put together a quick apple cider vinegar dressing. It was exactly what I’ve been craving. I had leftovers on spinach on Friday at work. The color combination was impressive, and I got a few comments on how good it looked when I was in the kitchen. … Read More