Monday, September 21, 2009

Salsa, Cookies & U2

Quite a few years ago, Michelle & I took a cooking class at a natural/health food store in Oakville. The store no longer exists - I think it went out of business when Whole Foods moved in which is really sad because this place was really nice and the classes were small, informative and a lot of fun and the take-home recipe sheets have been well used over the years.
One of the things made during that class was an avocado salsa. This is one of those recipes that is so simple, yet so good. I make it quite a lot and serve it with things like fajitas.

A bit of a blurry shot, but here we have a whole wheat tortilla with some sautéed seitan, onions & peppers. Add some salsa, sour cream, roll up and voilà! Yumminess.

I also made an un-authentic rice & beans dish. This is done in a casserole in the oven from a recipe I've had for so many years I don't even remember where I got it. It's full of veggies and just enough spice. I like it!

This meal gave us lots of energy for U2!

These were taken at Rogers Centre. What a great show!

The rice & beans recipe makes a lot so a few days later I used most of it as a filling for enchiladas.

Again, no where near authentic, but it was a good way to use up left overs.

A little bit of cheese and some salsa made it pretty tasty.

I haven't been baking much of anything for months and then, out of the blue, was craving oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Out came The Garden of Vegan and I whipped up a batch of "Maureen's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies".

These are amazing! The evenings have a bit of chill in the air and these are definitely comfort cookies.

16 comments:

Tracy said...

You're so lucky that you get to see all these amazing rock shows! Nowhere near as many good acts come here, and well, I confess that I really, really hate fighting crowds so that's a deterrant for me.Plus, with two kids whose braces I'm still paying for, we don't really get to do anything remotely expensive these days. Maybe when they move out...:0)

Ellen said...

The choc chip cookies look delicious!! Would like to have the recipe if you don't mind...I have made oatmeal choc chip cookies but these seem to be pretty soft compared to mine..too crispy.

Catherine said...

U2 must be an experience! Arena shows don't really appeal to me in general, but for some reason, I think they'd be worth all the stress and crowds! How fun.

Now I want an oatmeal cookie . . . thanks a lot! It's pouring out right now, and there's NO WAY I'm going out to get one! I guess I'll HAVE to bake this weekend!

Tanya Kristine said...

arenn't her cookies amazing! i love them....the enchiladas look comforting too : ()

Debra said...

All the food looks awesome! the salsa, the cookies.. yummy!

Hannah said...

I think I could just eat that avocado plain, with a spoon! Looks fantastic with all those colors, textures, and flavors!

Michelle Ann said...

Love the avacado picture...beautiful!

urban vegan said...

Food looks yum, as always. both those U2 shots take the cake! XO

Cafe Cyan said...

I love the look of that avocado salsa - so fresh and yummy!

Anonymous said...

NO SALSA COOKIES? :(

Tanya Kristine said...

where is yOU?

'River' said...

I always love this blog - have nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award (see on my Beanvegan blog). Have fun! Hugs.

Candi said...

I love the food images, especially those cookies!

Your shots of the U2 concert are AWESOME!! Lucky you to have gone!!

Veggie said...

yum. that avocado salsa looks awesome and the burritos too. i just love mexican food.

world of warcraft gold said...

Oatmeal cookies and chocolates - why in the world have I ever thought of this?! I will try this at home!

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