Friday, May 15, 2009

Edamame, Gnocchi, & Tomatoes, and Coconut Cream Pie

This is one of those meals that just sort of came together by chance, and a pleasant surprise...plus, I love the colors. Home for lunch, I found almost-empty bags of edamame and gnocchi in the freezer, and a can of fire-roasted tomatoes. The gnocchi were boiled in five minutes, and I gave the edamame a quick stir-fry. Mixed with a can of tomatoes, and a weekday lunch is ready in 10 minutes. A sprinkle of lemon juice finished it off, along with a little salt and black pepper.

Here's a slice of coconut cream pie, from this month's Vegetarian Times. The recipe is for cute little mini graham cracker pie crusts, and I just made a full-size one. It's deliciously rich and creamy, made with a can of coconut milk and about a quarter block of silken tofu, and topped with toasted dried coconut flakes. This was gone really fast, with a little help from the pups, who discovered that they're big fans of coconut pie.

7 comments:

Tara said...

I love the colors in your lunch and that pie looks very yummy!

miss v said...

i love the edamame and gnocchi! a nice little twist up of ingredients. i love how half empty bags of this or that can make such tasty meals.

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Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Don't you love it when an off the cuff recipe turns out delicious? The colors really are pretty.

aredcardigan said...

Come on! You have to know by now that I'm co-co nutty about coconuts in dessert and that piece of mine clearly says my name on it! Lucky pups!

Anyway whoa was the gnocchi homemade? Knowing you - Grand Chef, it probably is. I haven't had gnocchi in a while but those babies are really filling!

Have a good evening!

Sarena Shasteen said...

Oh yum, coconut cream pie! That looks so good!

Susan G said...

Gnocchi looksyummy, and conveniently the colors of the Italian flag!