Monday, September 19, 2016

Weekend eating.

Another visit to El Arco Iris in Highland Park.

Potato tacos, no cheese.

Donut Friend!!! Top two are Custard Front Drive. Bottom left Panda Berry and bottom right Nutellavision (this one was not vegan for my husband).

C&O Cucina: penne arrabiatta. Yum.

Homemade dessert: whole wheat pancakes layered with berry compote and coco whip. My sweet tooth is outa control! I am 19 weeks pregnant (surprise!) so I must watch my sugar intake!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Tater Tot Casserole

Made the recipe from The Snarky Vegan blog. I added mushrooms, onions and Gardein veggie crumbles to the cream sauce and a little Daiya cheese to the frozen veg mix. Came out great! Next time I will up the sauce. 

Construction of the Tater tot topping.

Out of oven!

A little taster. Delicious! Kind of like eating shepherd 's pie. So good and comforting. I love the crispy tater tots on top.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Easy food on Labor Day.

Taking it easy, nothing fancy at all. I made tofu scramble and vegi sausage for breakfast and finished my last donut. Lunch was homemade hummus with tomato salad, Daiya cheese and crostini.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Chili and baked potatoes.

East Coast chili recipe from Vegan Planet using veggie crumbles.

Delicious baked potatoes that were rubbed with olive oil and Maldon salt before baking. Crisp skin and tender insides.

Topped with Daiya cheese. Very yummy!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

El Arco Iris, Galco's Grocery and Donut Friend

Went to Highland Park to get Mexican food, sodas and donuts, in that order! El Arco Iris has been there since the 60's I think!

Vegan burrito on the menu filled with rice, beans, calabacitas and guacamole topped with red sauce (sauce was my request.)

Galco's sells a gigantic assortment of retro sodas and also beers and wines. Fab selection!

Donut Friend has mostly vegan donuts in the most exciting flavor combos.

Top: Nutellavision (not vegan- for hubby), Strawberry So Far, S'Morrissey
Bottom: Cinnamineral, Custard Front Drive, Bacon 182

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Garlic pizza bread

Before going in the oven.

Out of the oven.


Recipe here: (sub vegan ingredients)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday breakfast and roasted veg.

I made Mary McCartney's Saucy Mushrooms and Tomatoes on toast. (Today's her birthday. Hoppy Birdy Mary!) One of my fave recipes from her book "Food".

Served on top of buttered whole grain toast and with vegi sausages and hashbrowns.

Roasted baby zucchini and green beans with garlic. These are for lunch.