Whoa, it’s Friday–how did that happen? And where did the first week of August go? I am resolving to cram as much summer (and corn, obviously) as I can into the next month. I’m going to the beach, I’m buying a Slip-N-Slide, I’m going to go on a picnic, and I’m going to wave down the ice cream truck when it drives by this afternoon. Okay, maybe not that last one, because guess what?
Frozen Pretzel Peanut Butter Pies!!!!
Frozen Pretzel Peanut Butter Pies from The Frosted Vegan // Ohh yes, as soon as I saw these, I knew I had to make them before the end of summer. They’re as delicious as they sound, they’re easy to make, and you really need to make them soon or immediately. (Probably immediately.) I had coconut whipped cream in the fridge, so I topped mine with a dollop of that.
Vegetarian Youvetsi with Roasted Cauliflower and Red Pepper from Greek Vegetarian // Another recipe from one of my favorite blogs! I made this for lunch, so I cut some corners by not peeling the tomatoes and by throwing the orzo in with the sauce instead of cooking it separately since I had to sneak cooking in between working, but this still turned out incredible.
Seared Tofu with Green Beans and Asian Coconut Sauce from Gourmet // I found a way to use up some long beans! I choose this recipe because we had everything on hand for it and I wasn’t expecting all that much, but this was really tasty. I love me some cashews.
Raw Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo from Rawmazing // I did a little cookbook shopping last month and this is one of the books I bought for myself. I want to eat everything in here! I wasn’t sure how raw fries would turn out and they were a little bit chewier than baked sweet potato fries, but they were dehydrated enough to make them softer than completely raw fries. The faux mayo was smoky, spicy, and delicious too (although I put half the amount of chipotle seasoning in it because I’m weak like that). Oh, and if you don’t have the book, the recipe is on the Rawmazing blog too.
BBQ Squash Chips, adapted from The Sweet Life‘s recipe // I wanted to post a recipe for this on my blog, but I could never manage to get the barbecue seasoning quite right, so I gave up. I’m sticking with The Sweet Life’s version from now on, which hasn’t failed me yet.
What’s New on the Marketplace This Month
Oh yes, so speaking of cookbooks! I’ve compiled a list of some of my current favorite vegetarian cookbooks on the Marketplace this month. Conscious Box still has a coupon code that gets you your first Conscious Box for free. And if you’re into all those box subscription type things, I’m giving away a Vegan Cuts Snack Box too.
I received a Vegan Cuts box to review and was pretty thrilled with all the delicious vegan treats inside. I subscribe to a lot of these boxes and sometimes they have beef jerky and meat-y things inside, so it’s nice to get a box where I know everything in it is something I can eat. Yay for that, right?
I’ve got some other great giveaways going on this month too, like a $100 Amazon Gift Card for all your cookbook buying needs, an Xtrema Ceramic Skillet set, a case of Pacific Foods Organic Beans and lots more. You can enter to win every day through the end of the month!
Disclosure: The links to Amazon and Vegan Cuts are affiliate links, so if you were to make a purchase, I’d get a small percentage of the sale price. This helps me pay to run my site!