Monday, May 28, 2007

Here goes something!

For three years, I've been living at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Skyhouse subcommunity, eating in a food co-op called Bobolink.

You might already know that living sustainably means eating lower down the food chain. For some, this is an easier choice than for others. You might also think that locally-grown, mostly-organic vegan meals would be boring -- and that's why I'm here to show you the oh-so-delicious truth. The food here rocks!

I'm sure I'll be telling you lots and lots about our life here at the ecovillage as posts go on, so without any more ado, on to tonight's dinner!

Dinner 5/28 by Amy

• Baked Tempeh with Creole Sauce

• Cajun Sweet-Corn Relish

• Rice with Parsley and Lemon

• Lightly Steamed Greens

• Salad

The first three recipes are from "The Voluptuous Vegan" by Myra Kornfeld and George Minot. Some tweaks were made for what's in season, but it was pretty close. The tempeh was made 3 miles away at Sandhill Farm with organic soybeans they grew on their own land. The corn was bought from a local Mennonite farmer who uses natural farming methods. The greens and salad were grown a stone's throw from our kitchen by Ironweed subcommunity. They are market gardeners here at DR and they provide lots of yummy produce to our co-op. We're definitely spoiled! :)