I am sure you have guessed by now…we love to cook. But one thing we love more than cooking is simplicity. Being vegan or healthy or satisfied shouldn’t be hard. I love making something once and being able to create two completely different dishes. Hence, the inspiration for the two Tofurky recipes and two wild rice recipes. Eating food that was prepared at home with love takes time and a bit of planning. When you can’t muster either, it is nice to know that a “starter” of some sort is waiting for you in the fridge to become something nourishing and tasty for yourself and your loved ones to enjoy.
This is the perfect side dish, pot luck dynamo or quickie snack. Enjoy playing around with different variations and feel free to share your versions and photos. We would love to see them.
Walk on the Wildside Rice
by S. Boulton
1 1/2 cups of wild rice (leftover from yesterday’s dish)
1/2 cup of peas
1/4 cup of raisins (or any dried fruit you have on hand)
1/4 cup of roasted pine nuts
1/8 cup+ of garlic dressing or your favorite olive oil and garlic concoction. I used a favorite dressing of ours called Garlic Expressions. It needed a touch more dressing to bind, so I added an extra tablespoon after mixing.
1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp of ground coriander
1/8 tsp of ground red pepper (cayenne)
Make it Happen:
This is an easy cold rice salad side dish to prepare. Mix everything in a bowl to blend well, chill and serve. It is a free form dish to use up leftovers, so toss in different veggies, olives, peppers, different nuts, walnuts or pistachios, different dried fruits like apricots or cherries, whatever your heart desires. Use this recipe as a measurement guideline and let your imagination run wild.
And The Winner Is.…
On the seventh day of Vegan Joy, Exploits gave to me an compelling book that was signed lovingly. Congratulations Momo, you are the Day seven winner of the Twelve Days of Vegan Joy Giveaway. You have won a copy of the book Why Animals Matter. It was signed by the author with a cool animal loving message. Congrats Momo and thank you for your comments.
I would like to thank our friends at the Humane Society of the United States for all they do for animal advocacy and for the cool swag.
Have a delicious day.
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