Beat the heat recipes …

Since the heatwave hit Victoria I have not been wanting to be anywhere near a stove making dinner … the solution? Salad time! 🙂

We had Fresh and Fancy Raw Slaw from Vegan A G0-Go! (pg 49) the other night … the thing I love about this recipe is that it takes all of 5 minutes to make. Even faster if you use the grating attachment on your food processor.

Last night I made the S&M Spicy Salad from How It All Vegan (pg 75). For some reason Gerry just discovered Wasabi. I think he always shied away from it because he thought it was too hot for him (he doesn’t like too much heat) but he tried some the other night (I couldn’t believe he had never had it before) and liked it … so I thought this recipe would be a good one for dinner since it has the Wasabi in the dressing.

I actually haven’t made this recipe since I first tested it for the book and I forgot how wonderful it is! This recipe asks for tofu and since I don’t do soy anymore I just threw in a handful of chickpeas instead and there’s a wee bit of time spent sauteing up some of the veggies … but it doesn’t take long to cook. Your burner is on for about 10 minutes max.  🙂

I served the salad over some wild rice that I had made in the morning and chilled. Speaking of morning – because this recipe needs time to chill – making it in the a.m. before it gets too hot is the perfect time. Then toss it in your fridge and it’s ready and chilled for you when you get home for supper.

What’s your favourite thing to make for dinner when the weather is scorching hot?

In case you’re wondering the ‘vegan‘ bowls are by Jeanette Zies and you can buy your own at her store HERE. 🙂

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