Summer, time to hit the cottage!
We took one week off in August to vacation in Grand Bend. It was amazing. The beach was beautiful, the weather was lovely (most days) and the company was fabulous!
Several friends joined us at the cottage and we enjoyed making lots of good food and drinks together. I like figuring out good food that is already vegetarian, for example, beer - totally veg (my favourite is Mill Street Organic) or nachos & salsa (most varieties). While enjoying a delicious Caesar together, Rachel and I discussed how sad it was that they are not vegetarian! Most of us realize Clamato juice has clam juice in it, however upon reading labels we learned Worcestershire sauce contains anchovies! who knew? ... well maybe some of you.
After a little bit of research, I discovered several varieties of vegetarian and vegan Worcestershire sauce are available, to be found in health food or vegetarian stores. I also found a couple of recipes to make it yourself, totally vegetarian. If interested visit: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/worcestershire-sauce-substitute.html
To complete your vegetarian Caesar, substitute tomato juice for the Clamato. Add your ice, vodka, hot sauce, celery and enjoy... mmmmmm!
Eating well, vegetarian, at the cottage is very possible. Sometimes it's easy to make excuses about how difficult it is to exclude meat, especially when on vacation. All it takes is a little planning. We made several vegetarian meals throughout the week, including sandwiches with egg salad or veggie salami, bean burritos, veggie burgers and dogs, and pizza with roasted vegetables and cheese. The picture below is of skewers of Tempeh, roasted peppers, red onion, mushrooms, sweet potato and a side salad - mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, strawberries and goat's cheese.
Tempeh is a great source of protein, is firm and has a nutty flavour. It can be used many different ways and in different recipes. Tempeh is made with fermented soy bean formed into cakes or bars. It can be purchased in the grocery or health food store. To learn more about tempeh and find recipes visit: http://www.tempeh.info/
Much love and good eating,