It’s Labor Day weekend! What are your plans? I didn’t even realize it was this week until I started seeing Labor Day recipes on other people’s blogs. I guess this is what happens when you’re unemployed. Days of the week completely lose their significance! It’s a little bit disorienting.
Here’s what I ate this week:
Garlic Soy Green Beans // It’s easy! It’s delicious! What more can you ask for? Trim about a pound of green beans and toss them with a half tablespoon of vegetable or peanut oil, a small sliced red pepper, and two sliced garlic cloves. Roast for 15 minutes at 400 degrees, stirring every 5 minutes. Toss with a tablespoon of soy sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.
Baked Portobello Mushroom Fries // We loved these! I served them with marinara sauce for dipping. I will eat anything with breading on it.
Tofu with Peanut-Ginger Sauce // I will also eat anything with peanut sauce on it. I fried the tofu in a tablespoon of oil and we dipped it in the sauce. If you’re looking for a go-to peanut sauce recipe, bookmark this one–it’s good!
Broccoli Rabe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes // Okay, I think I just don’t like broccoli rabe. This particular batch was even more bitter than usual. It tasted like bleach to me. Not that I know what bleach tastes like. (Oh wait, I do. It tastes like broccoli rabe.)
Whole-Wheat Rotini with Fresh Herbs, Walnuts & Sun-Dried Tomatoes // I’ve been having olives and crackers for lunch all week and then I realized how pathetic that was. I’m a food blogger! I should do better than that! So I decided to throw together this pasta with an assortment of herbs from the garden, a wee bit of olive oil, walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, and a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese. I thought it would just be passable, but it was actually really tasty–I will be making it again!
Sir Kensington’s Gourmet Scooping Ketchup // Yeah, you may have noticed that I love ketchup. I love it so much. And Sir Kensington’s ketchup is definitely ketchup worth my undying devotion. It tastes better than other brands (that shall remain nameless!) because it’s made with whole tomatoes, less sugar, and less sodium. It comes in Classic and Spicy flavors and we’ve been enjoying both with fries and burgers. Also? The guy on the label has a fancy mustache and monocle. A monocle. That’s how you know something is classy!
Do you want to try Sir Kensington’s Gourmet Scooping Ketchup too? You can enter to win a cute picnic basket with 2 jars of ketchup (one Classic and one Spicy) and spoons for scooping on my Facebook page this week! (Disclosure: I received samples from Sir Kensington’s, but I wasn’t obligated to post about them here.)
I’m taking Monday off from posting for the holiday. Don’t forget to eat lots of corn this weekend! And watermelon!