Monday, January 16, 2012

And Then My System Crashed...

It's a good thing I know how to repair computers because my laptop crashed Friday. These things happen and sometimes these things happen when you're trying to launch a blog.

So, no fabulous Meatless Monday recipe today however I will resume posting just as soon as I get the required technology up and running.

Happy Monday everyone!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tangy Lemon Garlic Hummus

Tangy Lemon Garlic Hummus

Pretty much everyone out there has created a version of this flavorful veg and omni friendly dish. This tangy and refreshing version is something I made up off the top of my head one afternoon.

1 - 15oz can chickpeas
2T - tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2T olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp smoked paprika (plus additional for garnish)
1/4tsp salt
1/4tsp pepper

Drain and rinse chickpeas. Mix all ingredients except paprika for garnish in a food processor until nearly smooth. (Or until really smooth if that's how you roll). Some chickpeas are tougher than others so add a little extra olive oil or lemon juice if the hummus isn't blending as well as desired.

Then end result will taste a little too garlicy and a little too lemony. This is good though. The flavors will mellow after 1 or more hours of refrigeration.

Refrigerate for 1hr or overnight, sprinkle with paprika and serve with a selection of tasty vegetables or whole wheat crackers. I recommend grape tomatoes and/or wheat thins.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Posting my own recipes; doing my own stunts

Welcome to Radical Cabbage: a vegetarian blog for veg*ns and omnis alike. Each Monday during 2012 I will post one new vegetarian recipe complete with a photo so delicious you'll want to lick your monitor for Meatless Mondays. I will also review vegetarian friendly meat substitutes, products, and cookbooks on Food Review Fridays.

Not vegetarian/vegan? That's cool. My purpose is not to convert you to vegetarianism like a cult-like religion. Demanding that everyone in the world go vegan this instant is just plain overwhelming for most of us. I believe you can do great things for your health, animals, and the environment by eating more vegetarian meals even if you're not ready to tackle a vegetarian diet head on. Oh...and let's not forget vegetarian food is delicious.

Are you vegan, vegetarian, or ready to go veg? I can help you with the transition and/or provide some delicious options to incorporate into your existing menu.

Now kids, tell all your friends to follow me because this is going to be awesome.