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V & V what's for dinner?

I often follow and participate in the other WFD threads but would like to revive the V&V version since the previous thread was nearly 2 years old!
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/859176

With spring finally finally appearing on the east coast my cooking mojo is coming out of hibernation.
Last night i had yet another bowl of this raw carrot salad i have been obsessed with lately- i use cilantro instead of parsley and add the dijon to the dressing:
http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2008/07/...

And alongside, a pile of quick sauteed snap peas and a chickpea patty, a new recipe for me- i baked the patties instead of fussing with the frying, they were delicious!
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

So, even if you're not a full time veg*n feel free to share your latest veg*n meals here!
Are you taking advantage of spring produce? Are you obsessed with carrots right now too??

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  1. Long-time veg-head here.
    Also a long-time pizza maker.

    Tonight's pie: eggplant and zucchini.
    Yeah, I know I am pushing those vegs a bit early, but after this years loooooooong winter? I saw them in the grocery store and couldn't stop myself. Weary of cabbage and potatoes.....

    1. Not vegan, but we had a Swiss chard and ramps crust less quiche tonight.
      Delicious, easy and one measuring cup and one skillet( and a grater).
      And leftovers.

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      1. re: magiesmom

        Oh, the chard and ramps combo sounds really great! And leftovers are always welcome...

        1. re: Ttrockwood

          They made a great lunch today with a carrot salad

      2. Totally into carrots right now- I'm going to turn completely orange any day now. No good plans for dinner right now I need some inspiration! I've soaked some chickpeas and I've been eyeballing a few falafel recipes but your patty recipe is starting to look like a winner.

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        1. re: PinkLynx

          I keep bookmarking more and more carrot recipes- my market has gorgeous fresh ones with all the fluffy tops still on them for just $2!
          You could make carrot hummus....
          http://www.dailybitesblog.com/2011/11...

          These roasted carrots with carrot top pesto are next on my to do list- i'll swap nutritional yeast for the parmesan
          http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/roas...

          1. re: Ttrockwood

            also, roasted carrots with a cumin/yogurt sauce.
            (vegetarian) for vegans you would need to use vegan yogurt.

            a combination made in heaven

            1. re: westsidegal

              Oh yes! I have made those a few times, its a great combo. I actually swapped in a loose cashew cream for the yogurt last time, which was the best version yet

              1. re: Ttrockwood

                I have been eating this simple carrot salad obsessively: grated carrot,( purple is pretty) , grated ginger, mirin, avocado.

          2. re: PinkLynx

            So, I still have the chickpeas...I'll do something with them tonight. I ended up making tostadas with guacamole, a quick salsa, and a very naughty totally not vegan queso fundido. That was a good decision.

            However, the pineapple vodka was NOT a good decision and I VERY much regret it right now.

          3. Roasted (peeled) Japanese eggplants and cauliflower sprinkled liberally with Penzey's Greek seasoning. Maycoba pot beans. Yogi honey lavender stress relief tea (iced).

            1. I'm ALWAYS obsessed with carrots. I've made a goal to track down some rainbow colored ones, as my local grocery store never carries them.

              WFD tonight was vegan and uninteresting--a few slices of toasted (homemade) French bread spread with vegan margarine. I ate a very late lunch and a bunch of blueberry cake and couldn't deal with another meal.

              Hopefully things will be more interesting tomorrow so I can participate in this thread :)

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              1. re: nothingswrong

                Homemade french bread is definately interesting!! The blueberry cake sounds good too....