FOOD AND RECIPE BLOG ARTICLE – MEATLESS MONDAYS: GAZPACHO, BLACK BEANS + AND CHILI-ROASTED CORN

food-vegan-gazpacho-con-monoThere are few things I love more than having friends over for dinner. When those friends are vegetarian or vegan, instead of seeing it as a limitation, I welcome having an excuse to eat lighter and trim a bit more meat and dairy from our diet. The other night, The Boss and I were hosts to one of our favorite people, Forest Nui Cobalt, who writes the superb Lippy horoscopes you read here every month.

Like many of you, we keep a pretty hectic schedule, especially during the week. Even though our studio is just a matter of yards from the kitchen, when the work is stacked up, it might as well be across town. Regardless, a great meal is still possible with just a little planning and creativity with handy ingredients.

Really, I swear.

Recently, the weather has been … shall we say … a bit unpredictable. The last thing I wanted was to plan a nice, hot meal and have it suddenly turn blast-furnace hot. Hot stew + summer heat = bleh. So, instead of something hot, I aimed for fresh and cool with lots of vibrant flavors.

Gazpacho!

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