Dessert/ Dinner

A Veggie Feast For Dad

Well, it was a relaxing day and I’m sure my dad appreciated that! After golf, we all just hung around the house and watched the U.S Open together. Before dinner, my mom laid out some snacks—more of those addicting blue corn chips as well as some hummus and almonds. I had a little bit of everything, along with a small glass of red wine (sorry not pictured). As for dinner, I didn’t even have to ask for no meat because no meat was on the menu to begin with! We had my favorite sweet and spicy bbq beans with kale, whole wheat rolls, grilled portabellos and sweet potatoes. A veggie feast, for sure! I had another glass of wine with dinner but didn’t finish it.


I was in charge of grilling the portabellos (in the rain, no doubt!) and because I was sort of new to it, I consulted the queen of grilled veggies: Kath! After conversing a bit on how to properly grill a mushroom, I decided to splash some olive oil on it as well as salt, pepper and cayenne and grill it for about 5 minutes per side. The result was the hit of dinner—a juicy, slighty spicy portabello. So easy and so delicious—thanks Kath :). I dipped mine in spicy whole grain mustard. Delish. We also had a salad with woodstock dressing. I ate everything except for the sweet potato. I don’t know why, but it just wasn’t doing it for me tonight. I couldn’t eat it! Weird.

After dinner I took a nice little father-daughter walk with my dad and Mikan and when we came back, my mom had dessert all ready. Coconut sorbet with fresh raspberries! You just can’t beat that. It was so delicious. Better than any ice cream I’ve ever had!


Ryan is still in St.Pete at his parent’s house but he should be home relatively soon. As for me, its off to bed to read! I’m still finishing up the book I’ve been reading: A Breath of Snow and Ashes. I did buy a new book today though called “The Ten Year Nap” and I’m excited to start that once I’m done with this!

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  • ChocolateCoveredVegan
    June 16, 2008 at 2:04 am

    Coconut sorbet sounds really good… do you know what brand it was?

  • Mandy A
    June 16, 2008 at 2:56 am

    I was wondering the same thing! Who makes the sorbet pretty please 🙂

    Dinner looked so yummy!!

  • Becca A
    June 16, 2008 at 3:51 am

    The kale and beans look so yummy! I could make a meal oout of just those!

  • magpie
    June 16, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Kale is always delicious, but with bbq sauce it sounds like it would be amazing.

    And yeah, that coconut sorbet would be great 🙂 Have a good night!

  • Kath
    June 16, 2008 at 11:20 am

    So glad they turned out!!!!!!

  • MOM
    June 16, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    The sorbet is: CIAO BELLA Coconut Sorbetto. Yummy!!! Container is aqua with a red circle and white snowflake in the center . Found at health stores…

  • Heather
    June 16, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    I really want to try that Kale and Beans recipe- yum. What a great Father’s Day meal!

    I’m jumping on the sorbet bandwagon. We’ve had several sorbet shops open around Dallas in the last couple of months (I guess it’s a trend), and it makes such a great summer dessert.

  • KrisT
    June 16, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Hi! I think it’s great that you and your family eat healthy together! Did you spark their interest, or were you raised with such a great eating lifestyle?

    I am very interested in nutrition, but my family is not. It’s hard at family dinners and functions to eat because it’s usually not as healthy. I’ve tried to encourage everyone to eat a more balanced meal, and they do for like one day, but then it is back to their old ways.. any suggestions?

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