So, for Christmas my husband bought me the newest Isa Chandra book, Isa Does It!. I was kind of scared at first, because even though I usually love all her recipes, I now have gluten issues – and a daughter who dreams of being a junkatarian. (I didn’t invent junkatarian, my friend Deva did, it’s fabulous!).
I shouldn’t have worried.
The first recipe I made was the cheddary broccoli soup. I had to, I miss panera broccoli cheese soup a lot. And you know what? This was better! We all loved it, even my picky non-vegetable eating daughter had two bowls and asked me to make it again. It is definitely going into rotation at my house!!
The next recipe I tried wasn’t so much in her book as inspired by it, I made a bowl – basmati rice, stir fry veggies and tofu with a nutritional yeast sauce.
It was super good. I now can’t decide if I want this or the soup every single night.
I made the farmhouse salad. Potatoes, smokey chickpeas and a yummy avocado dressing…yes please.
The chickpeas alone are amazing! My kids weren’t so into this, they thought the dressing was a little too garlicky, but my husband and I loved it. And there’s more than enough dressing to use as a sauce for my next bowl – probably tomorrow night.