Veggie Love

So, plus one for that soup giving me energy and keeping me full ALL DAY! I really liked it and would def. buy it again. It needed some salt, but other than that it was great (if you get past the color!). Nice and thick and certainly hearty. I did have my pecan + pear snack around 2:30 but I have felt content all day with a soup-belly.

For dinner tonight I made one of my favorite quick dishes. I’m calling it simply “Limas and Spinach”. I have made this before on the blog and seriously, it’s not even a recipe. You just take lima beans (I have jumbo dried limas that I soaked overnight then cooked this morning), saute them a bit in some olive oil. Add spinach. Saute til it starts to wilt….and serve! Season of course—I like hot pepper flakes and sea salt. Its soooo easy and so satisfying. There’s just something “fun” about eating jumbo lima beans. I served these with some couscous and mashed “fiesta” cauliflower. I thought I would give this fun orange cauliflower a try when I picked it up from Publix the other day. I mashed it today with some soy milk to make it creamy and used garlic, salt and coriander. I think I added a little too much soy milk though because it turned out a little bit on the soupy side. Still tastes great though! I also had a small plate of raw veggies drizzled with a little Goddess dressing on the side. Clearly I love my veggies!


I have been searching and searching for purple potatoes, which make their way on everyone’s food blogs these days but so far have failed. I want to have mashed purple potatoes so bad! Help? Anyone?!

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  • Kelly
    April 8, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Hmmmm…as far as purple potatoes go I have frequently seen them. At Whole Foods I have found them in a net bag of ‘gourmet’ potatoes that also includes other varieties, but often find them loose at my favorite produce market.

  • Jill - GlossyVeneer
    April 8, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Before I even got to your last paragraph I was thinking, “That purple cauliflower I saw at Wild Oats the other day would be interesting mashed.” Maybe you could find some of that at a Wild Oats/Whole Foods and try making purple mashed cauliflower!

  • arimcg
    April 8, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    They have them at Trader Joe’s…usually in a bag with other kinds, too. I think the bag is called confetti potatoes.

  • Romina
    April 8, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Yum!! Veggie filled dinner. =) Lima beans are the best. I can’t believe I didn’t eat them as a child, I can’t get enough now!

  • Rebecca
    April 8, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    hi jenna (and everyone else!) kind of random, unrelated question. i’ve been following your blog for some time now and i just wanted to applaud you on your decision to become veg/vegan. after many years of meat eating, i’ve also decided that it’s not the best thing for either my health of my conscience. i’ve been making the transition into the lifestyle and being an avid cook like you, i’m interested in purchasing some vegan cookbooks. after seeing all of the delicious-looking and creative dishes you’ve made from veganomicon and ed&bv, i really want both! but as my budget permits, it’s one at a time for now. which would you recommend that i purchase first? i’m interested in hearing anyone’s opinion on either/both books! thanks so much in advance!

  • VeggieGirl
    April 8, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Oooh, spinach & limas!! Looks sensational!! As VeggieGirl, you know I love my veggies too ;0)

    I haven’t seen purple potatoes at my local Whole Foods OR at the farmer’s market yet… good luck on your search!!

  • VeggieGirl
    April 8, 2008 at 10:59 pm


    If you can only buy one of those cookbooks right now, go for ED&BV first – the recipes use more “easy-to-find” ingredients, and are quick/easy as well.

  • Mom
    April 9, 2008 at 12:06 am

    we have purple potatoes here, honey. Do you want to make them this weekend???

  • ibex hk
    April 9, 2008 at 12:48 am

    too cute 🙂
    Check WF potato stand..there is often times a bagged assortment of russets, yukons, and beautiful blue potatoes. The bag probably has 12 small potatoes in total, and they’re not too big…hope you find them:) But if not…enjoy them this weekend, for sure 🙂

  • Natalie
    April 9, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Lolliegirl where has your blog gone? 🙁

  • Betsy
    April 9, 2008 at 2:29 am

    have you gone to a farmers market to look for them? i’ve always seen them there.

    i love your combo of limas and greens! a winning combo, i’d say.

  • LolaFunk
    April 9, 2008 at 3:30 am

    Awww your mommy will make you some!!
    My mommy would, too 🙂

  • Lizzy
    April 9, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    I must try this! Sounds and looks fantastic, plus I’ve never had lima beans before.

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  • April Knight
    January 5, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Looks great!!)
    I want to recommend one of my favourite recipe – Baked Cauliflower Buffalo Bites https://greenann.com/recipe/cauliflower-buffalo-bites/
    1/2 cup Gluten-free all Purpose Flour
    1/2 cup Water
    1 middle head Cauliflower
    1 tbsp Paprika
    1 clove Garlic
    1/2 tsp Salt
    1 tsp Ginger
    1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1/2 cup Red Hot Sauce
    Sooo tasty!!