Layered Salad

Layered Salad
2 cups cabbage green Cone #2
2 cups purple cabbage Cone#2
1 cups small broccoli florets  cone #3
1 cup shredded carrots  cone#2
2 cups Green frozen sweet peas, thawed drained
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips
2 medium stalks celery, thinly sliced (1 cup)  cone#4
6 slices tempeh bacon, crisply cooked, drained and crumbled
5 medium green onions, thinly sliced (5 tablespoons)

1 cup veganaise
¼ water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese- daiya (2 oz)
Place cabbage in large salad bowl. In order given, layer remaining salad ingredients over greens.

In small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients except cheese until well blended. Spoon dressing over salad; sprinkle with cheese. Toss salad to coat.

Tomato and Olive Potato Gratin

Tomato and Olive Potato Gratin
1 lb. small red, white, or purple potatoes, scrubbed
1 lb. tomatoes (4 medium)
2 t sea salt
2 tsp oil
1½ large red onions, quartered and sliced thin (4 C sliced)
¼ t dried thyme
¼ t fennel seed, cracked in a mortar and pestle if you have one
1¼ t ground black pepper
½ C kalamata olives, pitted and roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, sliced
8 thyme sprigs
¼ cup water
¼ of a whole lemon, sliced very thin (skin on)
1 T whole capers, rinsed
Optional for serving: sprinkle with vegan cheese or nutritional yeast
Make It
Preheat Electric skillet
Add 2 tsp oil in Add onions, dried thyme, fennel, and a dash of pepper. Stir often for about 6 minutes, until onions have just browned.  Layer in skillet  water-Sliced potatoes cone #4, garlic, sliced tomatoes, Sprinkle olives, 4 thyme sprigs, and half the lemon slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with capers , cover and bake 25- 30 minutes. Top with parmesan cheese and/or a spoonful of sour cream to serve (if not making it vegan), and spoon the broth from the pan over each serving. Use bread to soak up any extra sweet onion and tomato broth!