Saturday, September 12, 2009

Muffins for the Weekend & Thai Red Curry



Delicious muffins that I made yesterday and today. I finally cracked open my brand new copy of 'Vegan Brunch' and made the "Bakery Style Berry Muffins". I used strawberries in mine. I also made fluffy banana-cinnamon muffins from a recipe I adapted at vegetarian times. Find the recipe here.



And a simple Thai red curry with potato, carrot, eggplant, mushroom, zucchini, tofu and onions. Mmm.

26 comments:

nora said...

Yum! those berry muffs are so good, and I've always wanted to make those chimp cakes! Did you just leave out all the add-ins?

kmouse said...

nora,
Yes I omitted both the walnuts and choc. chips. Too many obstructions! :) One day I will make the recipe as written because they bake up so beautifully.

nora said...

Hmmm. Maybe I should switch from making Vcon Banana Bread to these for the school coffee shop...

HayMarket8 said...

Both of these make me want to like my monitor! Yum!

LK said...

I love Thai red curry! Delicious! Do you just use a red curry paste?

kmouse said...

LK,
Yes I use Maesri brand. It's very good.

Rose said...

Your berry muffins look delicious! I love muffins, but dont often get around to making them.

Rose

Oraphan said...

Mmmm, those muffins look absolutely delicious! And what a beautiful dish of red curry with all my favorite veggies. Can't wait to make my own! :)

kmouse said...

P'N,
I sent some banana muffins with my parents last night. Hope you got to try them!

Mona said...

I want some of both of those, please. ;)

I Am Gluten Free said...

Nothing like a good, easy to make, Thai Curry. And it's totally gluten free, which makes it safe for me. Thanks for the great pic!

cassidy said...

YUM. kim you are incredible. that curry looks amazing. how's the vegan brunch cookbook? p/s when do we get to go on another date? :)

vegan.in.brighton said...

Gah those muffins look perfect!

Anonymous said...

I read on fatfreevegan that Maesri brand has shrimp paste-even though it doesn't say so on the package itself...:(

kmouse said...

Anon,
The Maesri pastes I buy (green, red, panang, karee) do not contain animal products. There are other Maesri flavors that do have shrimp paste such as the Prik Khing, Chu Chee and Sour Curry. They are all very clear on the labels.

Anonymous said...

Okay, you are inspiring me to get my muffin tins out and start the ol' baking :-) Also, I'm a You Are What You Eat fan also, watch the show, follow some of the recipies but I'm confused about where here detox plan is documented. She has several books out and I see you own the cookbook, is the cookbook the best one to buy?

mppaul2

Anonymous said...

One more thing, are you a food magazine fan? If so which ones do you read regularly?

mppaul2

kmouse said...

mppaul2,
I have both "You are what you eat cookbook" and "Slim for life". I recommend the cookbook to get ideas for a detox plan. When I did the detox for 3 weeks, I based my meals off the cookbook but not all of them. As long as I was cooking with whole foods and no sugar, salt, white flour/pasta/rice, I was ok.

I currently subscribe to Vegetarian Times which I love.

kmouse said...

mppaul2,
Now that I think about it "Slim for life" is a day by day detox plan which is probably what you're looking for. I don't think I could ever follow her plan to the letter because of all the groceries I'd have to buy! I bought that particular book for the recipes, not so much for the "plan".

Anonymous said...

oh ok..good to know.It's just that I read a post by Susan on fatfreevegan that the Maesri brand says no shrimp on the can itself but says otherwise on their website..

kmouse said...

Anon,
Hmm, I just looked at maesri website:
http://www.maesribrand.com/index.html
and they don't have any nutritional info anywhere on their site. I guess we can email them to make sure. Hopefully they are not fooling us... I go to Thai markets often (my family is Thai) and we buy these all the time and some contain shrimp and fish (which my mom uses), and some don't. I always make sure the ones I buy don't as well as make sure the cholesterol amount is 0mg. :)

Oraphan said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks so much for the delicious muffins. I was lucky enough to eat the last one with my coffee this morning, YUM!!
p.s. Mike&Nathan said "thank you", they loved your muffins too.

kmouse said...

P'N,
Glad you liked the muffins! Will you be updating your blog soon? I miss your food posts!

Mihl said...

That is the most beautiful curry!

Anonymous said...

I think your Banana muffins look better than VT!

Oraphan said...

I just did a new post last night, Kim. Check it out. :)