Yes, I have been delayed, but what follows are my two September vegetarian recipeswaps from RecipeZaar, er, Food.com:
http://www.food.com/recipe/afghan-tomato-cucumber-and-onion-salad-salata-435969 (Afghan Tomato Cucumber and Onion Salad)
Nice simple one, as befits a busy month
The only note to make on this one is that I used a variety of farmer’s market fresh tomatoes. All sorts of visual effects. The pile of veggies are as follows: On the upper left, the tomatoes. Upper center: red onion. Upper right: cuke, peeled and diced. Lower center: cilantro.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Second recipe, from the same chef:
http://www.food.com/recipe/cypriot-sour-lentil-soup-fakes-xithati-vegan-424916 (Cypriot Sour Lentil Soup)
Get everything diced up and into the pot as described in the recipe above (I made a half-recipe and ended eating this over about three meals).
Start simmering. Shortly, it will look like this:
The finished soup looks like the below, and has a great texture:
Rating: 4.75 out of 5. It really needs more spices, but I can handle that next time out. I’ll gear towards the middle Eastern.
Btw, I did not participate in the October swap. Not with the plans for being out of town so long!