Had the best freaking lunch today! A beautiful red bell pepper stuffed with awesomeness. The stuffing is made of brown rice, silken tofu (that's been sauteed in red wine and tomato juice), dried cherries, walnuts, black pepper, and fresh ginger. So yummy! Then I shove all this into red and green bell peppers and bake for about 15 mins. So easy and soooo good. This comes to us courtesy of a great book called Vegan Meals for One or Two, by Nancy Berkoff. The book has been great so far with lots of simple recipes for everyday vegan cooking. Perfect when you're pressed for time. They turned out so good!
Another item that always turns out great are the carrot and raisin muffins form Vegan with a Vengeance. These are Elie's favorite and I can tell why. Now, I'm a big fan of the quinoa muffins from the Veganomicon, but these muffins are so soft. The carrot and raisins make them so naturally sweet. The nice thing is that this recipe is easily modified. I can use agave to replace the white sugar and it doesn't really alter the texture much. Love that! These muffins are perfect for all the time, especially cause they're so easy to make. But the nutmeg and cinnamon in them makes me think so much of the fall. I have a feeling that I'll be having these a lot more from now on.