It’s happened, folks. I finally followed through on my promise to not only cook for myself, but to cook for the people I love. Not wanting to put too much pressure on myself, I decided on a vegetarian tapas dinner inspired by a lovely and delicious evening at a keeper’s apartment last week. I’m definitely not ready to serve entrees, so going tapas seemed to be the least stressful route. My version of tapas was far from what the Spanish envisioned, but it was simple, doable, and to make things exciting, a little bit spicy!
- Brie and crackers
- Banana, mango, blueberry, and strawberry skewers
- Spinach, Feta, Spicy Sweet Potato Salad (check out my blog post for the recipe)
- Vegan curried chick peas and quinoa served with warm nan bread (recipe from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen)
- 4 glasses of Australian Shiraz
So, there you have it: An easy and healthy menu for the inaugural “Cooking for the Wolf (And Friends)” Dinner. I think the curried chick peas and quinoa may have needed a bit more spice, but other than that, I think it was a success.
The “Cooking for the Wolf” portion of my blog is about finding healthy and easy recipes that will encourage a lifestyle of home-cooked meals using whole foods, but it’s also about nourishing my relationships. Eating with people has always been one of my most favourite things to do, but because of my lack of culinary prowess, my keepers would always have to do the grunt work. It’s time to give back and in doing that, I’m slowly gaining the skill I need in the kitchen in order to take care of myself (and the wolf). It’s a win-win situation and besides that, I have delicious left-overs to usher me into next week!