Since my last post, I've tried quite a few more recipes from the Happy Herbivore and Everyday Happy Herbivore Cookbooks. Below is my summary:
*Neapolitan smoothie - this was good, but didn't really taste much different to me than my typical morning shake. Anything with bananas, strawberries and cocoa powder has to be good, right?
*Black Bean and Salsa Soup - this was really good. I like soups in the winter. They are easy to make, they are warm, and they usually yield a lot of leftovers. Always good in my book.
*Southwest Chop Salad - not much can go wrong with a salad. This was a decent change from normal and good for taking to work for lunch.
*Strawberry & Spinach Salad - not much of a departure from normal other than adding strawberries, but it was yummy. I even made the special dressing for it and that tasted really good and gave me a change from the normal.
*Enchilada Casserole - this was a nice, filling meal and even the leftovers tasted good when I took them to work for lunch.
*Tuna Salad with homemade Mayo - oh my! Growing up we ate a lot of tuna fish sandwiches. As an adult, I didn't eat them much before I went vegetarian, but every now and then (like at a bridal shower or something) I just had to have one and it tasted good. I was looking forward to trying this recipe, but was a little skeptical as to how it would turn out. Well, let me tell you that in my opinion, it tastes just like a tuna sandwich should. It even has the texture of tuna. And, it made enough for several sandwiches. Leftovers are always a bonus. I'll definitely be making this one again.
*Southwest Zuchinni Pie - if you want some zing, this recipe is for you. Very tasty, but definitely spicy.
*Tortilla Soup - this one will also be making it to my list of recipes to make again. I even made the crispy tortillas to put on top of the soup. It had a very nice flavor to it. Very yummy.
As you can see, I've been doing more than just one new recipe a week. It's been fun and has gotten me away from the same meals every week. I've really enjoyed trying new things. Stayed tuned to see what recipes I try next.