Today's food was a little less glamorous than yesterday's but I did manage to cross another recipe off my to-make list that had been on there for way too long: Terry Walters' Carrot-Cashew-Miso Spread from her book, Clean Start.
I schmeared it on a piece of bread and topped it with some spring mix greens. Frisee!
You can just see the orange peeking out. I really enjoyed this recipe. It reminds me of the walnut-miso dressing in Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's Color Me Vegan, which I've made twice before. I did love that; it's rare that I repeat a recipe (you see how much catching up I have to do!) but I think I like this spread even better. The carrots temper the saltiness of the miso much better and the cashews make for a creamier spread. Not to mention, it is super easy to make!
There are a lot of things I've been eying in Clean Start and it's definitely recommended. It has gorgeous photos, delicious sounding recipes, and it's laid out by season, something I particularly enjoy in cookbooks (though technically this recipe was in the Fall chapter.) Lucky you, though - this recipe is online here.
I had the bread spread with a salad:
Greens mix, artichokes, mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, and red onion. Dressed with mustard/balsamic/nooch/pepper.
My start to the day was not quite so clean. I had a banana and a cherry-chocolate chip scone that I made yesterday and was going to blog about but I brought them into work and they got devoured, so no photos. It was the recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking, also by Ms. Patrick-Goudreau.
Lookit me and all my cookbookin' lately, eh? Have a good night, guys.