Dessert/ Dinner

Spicy Beans and Red Cabbage

 Well, Ryan and I just got home from my parent’s house and now we are sitting watching “Superbad” on TV. I really wouldn’t order this movie on my own–but Ryan swears its hysterical so he ordered it for the night. For dinner, my mom made those beans she wrote the recipe for yesterday, as well as a red cabbage dish, asparagus, a mini whole wheat pita and a couple tater tots! Haha! My mom made them for my 17 year old brother but I just had to have a couple. I also had a glass of red wine.

After dinner we stopped and got some “ice cream” for me to keep in the freezer here. I tried the “Purely Decadent Dairy-Free” kind…in mint-chocolate chip flavor and it was fabulous! I really couldn’t tell a difference between this soy kind and regular ice cream made with milk. I was pretty impressed! If you are wondering what that crumble is on the side of my plate–its a bite of a chocolate chip cookie…one of the ones I brought Ryan last week for Valentine’s day. I just had to have a bite 🙂




Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage (My FAVORITE veggie side-dish–courtesy of my mom!)

2 Tbl unsalted butter (try canola oil)
2 red onions thinly sliced
1 head of red cabbage
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Melt butter (or oil) in large pan over med heat. Add onions, cover and cook untilsoft (about 5 min)
Add the cabbage, vinegar, and brown sugar, and mix well. Cook, stirring often, until the cabbage turns bright purple and is crisp tender. 8-10 min.
Add salt and pepper (if you wish. I do not) and serve immediately, or at room temp. ENJOY!!

My Mom’s Sweet and Spicy Bar-b-que Beans:

2 tsp olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
8 cups chopped kale
1/2 cup h2o
1/2 cup hickory barbeque sauce
2 tbl dijon mustard
1 tbl cider vinegar
1 tsp hot sauce
2 (16 oz) cans kidney beans,I use small red beans
~ Preheat oven to 350
~ Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in remaining ingredients; spoon into a 2-qt casserole. Cover and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Can also be made in advance. After spooning into casserole dish, cover and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in refridge;bake as directed. ENJOY!!

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  • Annie
    February 25, 2008 at 1:59 am

    Ive been wanting to try those Ice Creams, but Im the only one in my house who would eat it, and that could be a bad thing haha. Dinner looks great though, I might try those beans tomorow night.

  • Brianne
    February 25, 2008 at 2:09 am

    We buy that ice cream every week! Darren looooves it! They make the BEST “ice creams”!

  • arimcg
    February 25, 2008 at 2:34 am

    Ha I had tater tots last night! They are so good…make me feel like I’m in junior high again.

  • Emma
    February 25, 2008 at 2:41 am

    mmm tater tots. I think it’s been at least 7 years since I’ve had tater tots.

    that cabbage salad looks good!!

  • VeggieGirl
    February 25, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Oooh, the beans and red cabbage look so vibrant!! Wonderful dinner components, for sure. Yum!

    Yes, the So Delicious Purely Decadent vegan ice creams are SENSATIONAL – I highly recommend the Turtle Trails, Peanut Butter Zig-Zag, and Cookie Avalanche flavors :0)

  • Romina
    February 25, 2008 at 2:57 am

    Superbad is hilarious! I was skeptical at first too, but then I saw it, and I couldn’t get enough. It’s definitely a specific humour though, so if you don’t like those kids of movies you most likely won’t enjoy it.

    Mmm… Purely Decadent ice cream is SO good! And they have fantastic flavours. Best of all, it’s at least 1/2 the calories of their Ben & Jerry’s counterparts. =)

  • Erica
    February 25, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Has anyone tried the “So Delicious” ice cream from the same makers of the purely decadent? The chocolate peanut butter looks quite enticing, but i’d rather have someone’s opinion before I buy it!

  • shred
    February 25, 2008 at 3:34 am

    “So(y?) Delicious” ice creams are really really really really good.
    go for it. good good good.
    i used to eat green tea all the time! (now it’s too cold for ice cream. i’m waiting for spring.)

  • Jill
    February 25, 2008 at 4:45 am

    I love that ice cream! And the green tea flavor and vanilla chai (it’s Rice Dream, I think though), they are awesome! I stick with the soy ice cream, I think they are better.

  • Erica
    February 25, 2008 at 4:59 am

    Thanks guys!! I’m going to pick up a couple of flavors tomorrow (chocolate peanut butter and mocha fudge.. YUM!!)

  • Lizzy
    February 25, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Oh wow I LOVE red cabbage <3
    Would you mind to share the recipe?
    Your whole dinner looks so delicious, I have to pick up asparagus today!!

    I’ve never tried vegan ice cream. We don’t have many here anyway so I guess I’ll wait until summer to try them.

  • Becky in MD
    February 25, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Superbad is so funny! I hope you enjoyed it.