Plus, her Q&A after the pictures just melted my heart.
As you'll soon see, Julie's a writer. And a damn good writer at that.
Be sure to check out her blog!
Dear Eat & Greet,
I'd like to be considered for your contest. I just indulged in a vegetarian sloppy joe, a recipe my roommate (a.k.a. mom) just threw together. A vegetarian sloppy joe? Some might scoff at such at notion. Well this creation, which I just renamed Sloppy Faux, was sufficiently sloppy & yummy.
Made from a mushroom-based ground beef substitute, tomato paste, crushed adobe peppers and onions, this sweet & spicy sandwich filling tastes like the real thing and has about 1/4 of the calories. Topped with a vinaigrette-based carrot slaw & extra BBQ sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's no doubt) and served with veggies and pop chips, you can't trick yourself much better than this. A side of ranch made from yogurt is optional for dipping. For dessert, I had a vitabrowine heated up with a dollop of dark chocolate fro-yo & organic frozen berries. What a treat. Delicious and nutritious.
I love your blog and read it daily. I hope one day to be able to eat, converse and photograph food like you do.
Your biggest fan,
Eat No Meat (Well, at least not tonight! I'm a flexitarian.)