Monday, November 27, 2017

Portobello pesto sandwich.

Got this pesto at TJ's and thought I would use it in s grilled portobello sandwich.

Fresh toasted ciabatta bread, grilled portobello (garlic, olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning), fresh spinach tossed in lemon and olive oil. I should have hollowed out the bread a bit.

It was delicious.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Winter Warmer Hotpot

Mary McCartney recipe from her book Food. Layers of potatoes, onion, frozen veggies, chunks of Thanksgiving roast, white beans and more potatoes slow cooked in broth in the oven.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving '17 and baby's first!

I cooked a lot but was so busy that I didn't get many shots of food. This is Trader Joes Breaded Turkeyless Roast. It was huge, so different from last year's at Christmas. I think it's from a different food manufacturer but who cares, it was delicious! Great texture and flavor.

My plate: the roast along with mashed potatoes and orange herb gravy, herb stuffing, baked sweet potatoes and apples, mustard green beans.  I'm not fancy atThanksgiving, I want it all to come together easy. 

Desserts! Chocolate chocolate chip cookies!

Bryanna Clark Grogan's pumpkin pie and Coco whip.

 The little bambino ate mashed sweet potatoes and apples, mashed potatoes and he tried some baby food turkey and gravy that my non-vegan husband bought for him. So far this guy loves his veggies best. When he's older, he can decide if he wants to be vegan like mama. For right now, he's on formula that is for babies with dairy allergies but the formula itself is not vegan. It basically has milk proteins in it that are broken down for easy digestion. There is only one kind to buy and its specialized and expensive!

Our little family.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Peanut Noodles and Roasted Miso Broccoli

Yum yum yum!!!! I opened up the September issue of Jamie Magazine (got a year subscription for Christmas last year) and found these two recipes that were calling my name. So glad I tried them because together they were so good!

I added a touch of agave to my peanut sauce because I felt like it needed a little sweetness.

Making the miso sauce for the broccoli. Everything was very quick to get together. Minimal ingredients is great for me right now.

Before going into oven and after being drizzled with miso sauce.

Spaghetti Noodles tossed with the peanut sauce and then mixed with scallions and the roasted broccoli! Topped with sesame seeds.

My plate. ♥️♥️♥️❤️

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Chili and Pumpkin Cornbread

When I saw Vegan Richa's recipe for pumpkin cornbread, I thought it was genius. How perfect for Fall with a bowl of spicy bean chili! 

I used fresh pumpkin purée that I made from my son's jack o lantern from Halloween and it was perfect.

They baked up so tender! One of the recipe modifications was to add a bit of sugar to the batter if you like it sweeter. I did this.

A vat of vegan chili. I cheated and used a packet of McCormick chili mix and added: onion, peppers, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, soy chunks, pinto beans and kidney beans. It was easy and I didn't have to scan my spice rack for anything. I did season with salt.

This was the mix I used.

Soooooo goooood!

Make these today!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Beyond Burger.

The other day I was in Whole Foods and they had this huge display of these for $5.99 a pack. Picked one up as I've always wanted to try it.


Cooked. I melted Daiya on top of one burger.

The verdict: Very good, juicy even. It was very meat like though and I have to say that it freaked me out a bit. Even when it was cooking it kind of had a meat smell. Weird huh! I would buy them again but not often because of the price and high fat content. 

Definitely try it out if you find them at your local grocery!