Oh, Pennsylvania! You are so beautiful, but can we stop with the rain and chill, already?! It's June for crying out loud! As I look to the extended forecast and the coming weeks of summer, I'm excited for sunshine and hot weather! But more importantly, fresh produce!
I started my garden a few weeks ago. At this point, it is looking pretty great, but right after planting I was a little worried. I woke up to a fat groundhog munching on my lettuces and celery! I wanted him/her out of there! We got the box trap out, prepared to find that lettuce-stealing whistle-pig a new home. The trap was all set up, I looked out the window and see HER and two adorable, plump baby groundhogs following their mama through the yard. And then, another one comes bounding around the corner! Ugh, I can't trap that thief now! They are so adorable and I could never separate them from their mama! So far, they haven't feasted in my garden since the last time. Let's hope we can keep our relationship amicable. If my plants can survive through the groundhogs, I plan to be eating very well all summer!
I thought I would miss grilling after going plant-based, but honestly it hasn't crossed my mind too much. Occasionally, we will do some veggies or a veggie dog. I find that most plant-based burgers stick to the grill and I don't want to add the extra oil to them.
My interest in grilling was reignited after attending the Cleveland Vegfest last weekend! At one of the cooking demonstrations, they showed us how to grill corn on the cob; not that it's difficult, but the exciting part was what they put on top of it after grilling...cashew cream and herb sauces!!!! We got to test-taste one of them and OHEMMGEEE!! it was delicious. Needless to say, I am so excited to give it a try.
I have to go find some organic corn on the cob and then, I'm going to have a feast. In the meantime, I have assembled a few cashew cream and herb sauce recipes here. I'm hoping that maybe we can explore these together!
This one is from Sam at www.itdoesnttastelikechicken.com:
Creamy Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob
Author: It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken
Serves: 8 Cobs of Corn
Corn Ingredients: 8 Cobs of Corn
This one I found at www.ohmyveggies.com. It was paired with quinoa cakes, but I thought it would be great on grilled corn on the cob!
Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream Sauce
And one more because I can't resist anything spicy!! This one is from www.simple-veganista.com :
SRIRACHA CASHEW CREAM SAUCE
Place all ingredients into a small blender (I used a magic bullet for this job). Blend until creamy, taste for flavor adding extra chili sauce if needed. Thin with water to desired consistency using one tablespoon at a time. If you find it’s too watery add a few cashews and blend again until smooth. Store leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to six days.
Makes about 2/3 cups or 3 servings.
Send us your grilled corn creations and I will share mine, too!!
Peace, Love, Plants,
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