Avo Toasts, Crazy Sexy Goddess Smoothie + Sauteed Chard

Last week was super busy, so I tried 3 quick recipes from our January VegCookbook, Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr.

avo toastsAvo Toasts

I can’t even tell you how many times I made these last week. I was constantly snacking on them. Yum, yum, yum.  I liked the addition of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes, but wasn’t crazy about the lime juice. It made the toast a little soggy.

Crazy Sexy Goddess SmoothieCrazy Sexy Goddess Smoothie

I made this 2-3 times last week too. It’s not very pretty, but it was tasty.  I’d never put a cucumber in my smoothie before, but it gave it a very fresh, “I’m at the spa” flavor.  I don’t think I’d used an avocado in my smoothie either, but I liked it.

sauteed chard, roasted garlic, garlic and parsely pastaSauteed Chard

As you all know, the evil winter cold and flu season is here. The hubs and I are determined not to get sick (fingers crossed). This is our illness begone dinner: Fragrant Garlic Parsley Pasta from How it All Vegan! by Sarah Kramer and Tanya Barnard, Roasted Garlic from The Garden of Vegan by Sarah Kramer and Tanya Barnard, and Sauteed Chard from Crazy Sexy Kitchen.

The chard was sooooooo good. The combination of soy sauce and nutritional yeast at the end is genius. It was the best sauteed chard I’ve had. I’ll definitely make it again.

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17 responses to “Avo Toasts, Crazy Sexy Goddess Smoothie + Sauteed Chard

  1. This is fantastic! I’m having fun cooking my way through as well.

  2. Yesterday was one crazy day. So I lined up shots glasses for Sweet Green juice…

  3. I made the split pea soup and loved it,( although I didn’t use the dulse and kale because I didn’t have any) but the flavor was great. I plan on adding all the ingredients next time to see how it tastes. You made me want to try the chard too!!!!

  4. I made the chard after I read your review, Britt. I had some to use up, like yesterday. I loved it! Only regret that I ate nearly all of it in one sitting and can’t make another meal or side from it. I will copy this one to save; book is on loan. Happy Cooking, hope to join in more next week.

  5. Finally got my blog working. Posted the Asian Noodles with Black Vinaigrette and the Sauteed Chard recipes. I think we all really love the Sauteed Chard!

    • Hi Kelley!

      I’m so glad that you got your blog up and running. Your sauteed chard looks beautiful.

      What kind of juicer do you have? Can you tell I’m juicer shopping?

      • I’ve had a Jack LaLanne juicer my friend gave me about 7 years ago. I’ve used it more this last week than I ever have! I thought I would have to buy a new, expensive juicer but this one works great! I’m hooked on green juice now. :)

      • Kelley ~ Who knew that Jack LaLanne had his own line of juicers!

        I’ve been eying the Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor…

  6. I’m having a little trouble getting motivated. A lot of the recipes seems like stuff I already make with little tweaks. We had another cookbook like this too, can’t remember which one. Maybe I’ll add a little salt and cayenne the next time I have toast with avocado, but I’m not going to get a cookbook out to do that! And I have started throwing spinach into my morning smoothie, so there’s that :)

    I’ll try to dig deeper and get on it this week…because i did love that Lentil Chard Ragout.

    • I’m seem to be having the same problem! But she did get me drinking green juice, which I love. I bought the ingredients to make the Black Bean Burgers just haven’t gotten around to making them yet.

      • Kelley ~

        It does seem like so far people are attracted to the smoothie and juice recipes the most.

        I’ve actually really been enjoying the cookbook. I appreciate the lack of faux food (e.g. veggie sausage, tofu cream cheese, etc.). Although I love the flavors of those things, eating unprocessed food definitely feels better, and is cheaper.

    • Hi Elisa,

      Sorry this cookbook isn’t lighting your fire. I’m about to post about the Coconut and Red Lentil Soup. It was fantastic.

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