Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Veggie Dip

 Here's a dip I used to make but kind of forgot-a recipe given to me by my friend Jess.
Blend in blender or food processor:
2 cups walnuts
2/3 stalks celery
1 large red pepper
1 scallion (or other onion-type)
1 tsp salt

I forgot how much I love this dip! When I first had it, pre-vegan, almost 3 years ago, I couldn't believe there wasn't sour cream in it.  I was like "What, no sour cream in here?  What's in it then?  It's so good!"  I ate it as a snack yesterday with my wheat crisp and all-peanut peanut butter. Tthe ingredients of the wheat crisps are: Puffed wheat, honey flavor, and stevia.  Not too bad, right?  Which brings me to a question? Can packaged food be healthy food? I think the answer is really "No," but some packaged foods can be healthier than others. And sometimes, living in the world we do, we need convenience food. Not as much as some may think... I believe that you CAN easily make easy, homemade, delicious food at home quickly. By the time you get in your car, navigate through traffic, wait in line at the drive-thru, drive home and eat, you could have diced up a few veggies, thrown them in a skillet and stir-fried while stirring up a sauce of orange juice, vinegar, agave, ginger, and sesame oil.

One convenience food that is in my freezer right now?  Morningstar Chipotle Black Bean Burgers.  They're not the gross soy burger junk, they are mostly black beans, brown rice, and vegetables.  When you cut the burgers you can see the vegetables, corn and black beans, so I consider them OK to eat sometimes- although your own veggie burger is pretty easy to make, these ones stand up well to the grill and are convenient for when you didn't plan ahead.  I've got to admit I don't spend hardly any time in 'health food' stores.  I shop at the local grocery store and then at Sunflower Market for nooch and grains in the bulk bins.  Do you have a convenient food that you buy that is a whole food and tastes GOOD?  If you do, please share!
Morning Star Chipotle Black Bean Burger


Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

That dip sounds awesome!! I'm having a bit of a love affair with walnuts right now!! :)

Wait until you see what I have up tomorrow! *YUM*

Have a GREAT day!!!!

Lauren said...

That dip looks yum! Simple yet delicious :)

Get Skinny, Go Vegan. said...

Oh those burgers look good. I didn't know that morningstar had any on junk burgers!