My Taste Buds are CRAVING cold-weather foods!
Monday, November 05, 2012
I did quite a bit of cooking this weekend!!
My friend Desi and her boyfriend came over for dinner Saturday night. I made a big, veggie lasagna -- with my homemade marinara -- a big bowl of salad, and mini cheesecakes with berries for the topping.
I've still got some lasagna left, and it is REALLY hitting the spot right now! In the summer, I tend to eat raw for the most part...bean salads, whole grain salads, regular salads, lots of hummus and salsa...
But now I want cold weather foods! Which is part of my downfall every winter. Almost everything is super healthy...but most of my cold-weather recipes involve lots of cheese on the top.
A little is good! I don't eat fish often, so the extra protein is always a good idea!
And this weekend, I also made a sweet potato shepherdess pie -- all veggies and beans, 100% vegan, and SOOO satisfying! And I pulled down a couple of jars of soup from the freezer (yes, I make my soups from scratch and freeze them), so I've got tomato basil soup and jambalaya ready to be eaten!!
But I seem to fall into that trap where I make the same 3-4 casseroles every week, EVERY YEAR, even though I start out healthy. And ALL of them have lots of cheese. It's what I crave in the winter!
PLEASE send me healthy cold-weather recipes!!