Sunday, March 02, 2014
Garry's birthday was Friday and we feasted on, what else, pizza! I made 3 different pizzas, and I've learned that it's so worth it to drag out the baking stone and wooden peel to make a great homemade pizza. Here they are, the vegan beauties:
and here's Garry's cake---peanut butter blondies with a thick layer of chocolate ganache and sprinkles. Yum!
And now here's a barrage of photos of our newest family member. We adopted a rescue dog, a lovely mutt supposedly a pointer hound/beagle mix but to us he's a prince. We fell in love with him by accident, just happened upon one of those adoption fairs outside a pet store. we were just there to get some kitty litter and there he was. ~sigh~ A nerve-wracking experience with the rescue organization, so many questions it was like the Inquisition, but we passed all the tests. In the past we'd always adopted puppies or dogs less than a year old; this guy is 4 years old. He came to us with the name 'Patches', but we're going to change it as his personality emerges. We're leaning toward "Jack".
Saturday, February 08, 2014
EXERCISE: 40 min. Pilates
Breakfast was a vegetable hash made with potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and 1/2 a chopped Tofurkey "sausage". And of course coffee with soy creamer! And a clementine for dessert.
Lunch was a lovely homemade Thai tofu/bean patty on a bed of quinoa, broccoli and cauliflower and topped with sweet Thai chili sauce. And blueberries after.
Dinner was a bowl of vegan cream of broccoli soup and chestnut flour crackers topped with horseradish "cheese" made from tofu.
Later on we had a little dish of fruit: chopped apple, kiwi and blueberries with chopped pecans.
Feeling totally good about today's menu!
Saturday, February 08, 2014
This is another entry where I try out recipes from my vast collection of cookbooks. Today I made 3 recipes from:
The first one I made is called "Log Cabin Burgers", it was in the breakfast chapter, made with tempeh, flour, maple syrup, and seasonings. I made them smaller than the recipe reccommends sp they're more like sausage patties. They taste great-- a nice combination of sweet and savory.
Then I made Curried Garbanzo-Broccoli Burgers. These have great potential. I could go Greek, Middle Eastern, or Indian with these.
I had these for lunch today and they were fabulous. Thai-inspired tofu/black bean burgers---garlic-y, ginger-y, and spicy! They look like big chocolate chip cookies on the pan.
Here's how I plated the Thai tofu/bean burgers: on a bed of quinoa, broccoli and cauliflower, and topped with onions, peppers and Thai sweet chili sauce. So good!
It's just me, but I got more burgers out of these recipes than the author reccommends. If I went by her instructions the burgers would have been huge!
I plan on trying many more of these recipes. I really want to get into the habit of making my own. It's not difficult at all!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I ran across this idea online somewhere and all I want to know is where have I been, that i haven't tried this before?
Super simple idea: Slice an apple thinly and then just load it up with whatever you have. The possibilitied are endless; jams, chopped dried fruit, nut butters, nuts and seeds, melted chocolate, chopped fresh fruit, etc. etc.
My first attempt was beyond delicious! I heated some peanut butter for easy drizzling, melted some chocolate chips, crumbled up some of a homemade raw fruit/nut bar, and some sliced almonds.
I'm already planning my next plate of nachos. I'm thinking peanut butter, strawberry jam, toasted coconut, maple pecans, and who am I kidding, I can't leave out the chocolate!
Try it and let me know what you put together.
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