Sunday, September 21, 2014
The heatwave we've been having in L.A. finally broke and we are now feeling a bit cooler. This weekend has been a bit overcast at times and it made me want to make something hearty and comforting. A chili was in order. I used my fave recipe from Vegan Planet, East Coast chili. I tried out Gardein's brand of veggie ground which was excellent. So glad I have this brand to turn to after Morningstar Farms changed most of their vegan offerings into vegetarian which annoyed me. I loved the texture of this veggie ground. The chili was hearty and meaty without the meat!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Tofurky "Chicken Apple" sausage is pretty good. I like it with HP sauce. The gravy is St. Huberts.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Vanilla cupcakes with shop bought vanilla frosting and sprinkles. My sweet tooth is outta control this weekend.
I had to try this idea from Midcentury Menu blog. It's a creme de menthe parfait! Vanilla soy ice cream and a healthy drizzle of creme de menthe. I didn't have any whipped cream to top it off so I added extra cherries. If you like mint flavored ice cream, you will love this.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Well this was certainly delicious! I made the Veg News mac today and it was so good. The sauce is so velvety and creamy. The Veg News "cheese" sauce is basically tender vegetables (shallot, carrot and potato) that are blended with cashews, margarine and flavorings like garlic, mustard etc. I made my sauce with onions, potato, carrot and red bell peppers. Came out more orange in color because of the peppers. I added a side of simple sauteed zucchini and mushrooms in garlic.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
For dinner yesterday I made the Spicy Chickpeas and Carrots from the River Cottage Veg cookbook. It has great flavors: cumin, garlic, orange zest, orange juice and smoked paprika.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
My 99 cents store finds today. Lots of canned beans and a few produce items.
I also stopped at Cost Plus World Market and bought more pantry items. Martini onions, a couple of Moroccan items, capers, HP Sauce, Curry ketchup, crackers and rich tea biscuits...I love it when you only need one thing but end up buying a bunch of other stuff. Recreational food shopping FTW.
After unpacking all of my purchases, I proceeded to make the Leek and Cheese Toastie from River Cottage Veg cookbook. I subbed Daiya for the cheese and almond milk for the cream. It turned out perfect. It's very rich. The combination of sweet leeks and cheese on the toasted bread made a very satisfying lunch.