What’s Cooking? 8/20/12

Hello from  Vegetarian Mamma!  This week I am another year older and another year wiser.  Okay, maybe not wiser but since we are on that topic…have you checked out the Resource Page here at Better Batter?  Its pretty awesome!  New items are added each week!  Stick around here and we’ll get “wise” together!  As a quick reminder, we like to keep our meals simple, often times you can make them ahead and even store some meals in the freezer!  We focus on recipes that are adaptable; for vegans, vegetarians and meat lovers alike!


My lone zucchini plant in my garden has been very good to us this year.  Somehow its given us the perfect amount of zucchini.  Not too much, not too little, just perfect!  Thanks little zucchini plant!  We created an easy zucchini cake recipe that uses 3 different spices.  We flavored our cakes separately with curry, Italian seasoning and poultry seasoning (don’t worry, its actually vegan!).  Serve these cakes warm with your favorite side salad.
Tuesday Tofu Scramble with toasted homemade gluten free bread
For the longest time I have wanted to try tofu scramble.  I’ve read lots of recipes for it and I have seen it on the hot bar at Whole Foods, but I had never tried it.  I found this recipe and it seemed to have the ZIP that I thought tofu scramble might need :)  I was right!  It was pretty good!  So if you are like me, get the courage up and scramble your tofu!  Serve this scramble with some toasted gluten free bread!
If you are a carrot or apple lover, this soup is for you!  You will have leftovers of this soup so save it for easy lunches for the rest of the week! We are balancing out the healthy soup with a little sweetness from double chocolate brownies!  I promise you won’t be disappointed with these brownies.  YUMMO!
Tomatoes are in full force this time of year and I try to include them in our meal plans as much as possible!  I love the colors of the tomatoes in this recipe, though the recipe would be just fine with all red tomatoes!  There is something to be said for the smell of tomatoes roasting in your oven!  YUM!  Pair the roasted goodness with some fresh gluten free pasta and we are in business!
FridayLentil Sloppy Joes served open face on homemade gluten free bread
Happy Friday!  If you kids started back to school this week, I hope it all went well!  We are keeping it simple this Friday with our Lentil Sloppy Joes!  I love to serve our sammy’s open face.  I like to see what I am eating and not be overwhelmed by bread.  I love the “comfort food” feel I get from this sloppy joe recipe!  I hope you feel the same!  I’d pair this sammy with your favorite side salad!

Thanks for stopping by this week!

What is your favorite summer recipe?


About Cindy

Cindy is the owner and author of Vegetarian Mamma and is a foodie who loves to blog about gluten free vegetarian/vegan recipes. Her family also focuses on foods that are peanut, tree nut, dairy, soy and gluten free. Cindy's family is dedicated to finding/creating recipes and products that fit their families allergy needs. Cindy resides in Ohio with her husband and two boys (born '07 & '10). She enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, gardening, wine and cooking!

4 Responses to What’s Cooking? 8/20/12

Angela AngelaL says: August 20, 2012 at 10:31 am

That apple carrot ginger soup looks amazingly delicious! I must try it. And I love the variations on the zucchini cakes. Yum-yum! I have a zucchini that is begging to be made into those. :) Thanks for sharing, and have a great week!

Cindy Cindy says: August 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Yes, we really had fun with the zucchini cakes, you can add your own favorite spice too! Hope your week is fantastic! Cindy :)

Kristy says: August 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I’m anxious to try those Zucchini Cakes; however, I think I could use a brownie right now! Looks delicious!

Cindy Cindy says: August 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I could use a brownie any time of day, wait, did I just admit that out loud? LOL :) They are so good!! I hope you love the zucchini cakes as much as we do! :) Cindy