I do love to watch the Food Network. Ace of Cakes, My girl Paula, good ol' Alton, and all the others. I enjoy watching that tiny little Giada De Laurentiis make food, because it always looks so fresh and pretty. Well, except for when she does some gross meaty stuff.
My mouth was practically watering when I watched her do a simple vegetable salad with potatoes, green beans, roasted peppers, scallions, garlic, herbs, and a lemon vinaigrette. It's ridiculously easy, and the recipe is here.
Ken and I both loved this. I had fun making it too, because I got to roast a pepper for the first time, and peel the skin. I've never been a big fan of bell peppers, but I can handle them better when they're roasted. They were mild, and slightly sweet.
I learned something, too. Don't roast things on parchment paper. Duh. I'm dumb.
Before, burned parchment, and yummy pepper:
I had intended to make the Tempeh Hot Wings from Don't Eat Off The Sidewalk that we have all the damn time, but for some reason the tempeh was all crumbly when I removed it's packaging. So I improvised with a basic "chicken" salad recipe. Crumbled tempeh (boiled), veginaise, mustard, chopped onions, a few shakes of La Chikky, chilled.
Oh, I wish we had a better camera. And perhaps some natural light.