Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Comfort Food

This great sandwich/paninni came from Vegan Comfort Food (Alicia C. Simpson).  A wonderfully yummy and hearty avocado, vegan cheese and cilantro sandwich. The soup is cream of corn.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Grape Pear Pie

I had never heard of such a thing...a grape and pear pie?????  It was not bad.  Interesting.  The crust tasted great.  I love making the lattice top. I love making pies in general.  It makes me feel like a domestic goddess.  This recipe was from my November Better Homes and Gardens magazine but Veganized. 

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Vegan A GoGo

I am going to take my first "vacation" as a vegan in November.   My honey surprised me with a vegan travel book called Vegan A GoGo by Sarah Kramer.  It is a fantastic little book!  I wanted to try out a recipe before I go.  I made the "chicken" salad.  We had it stuffed in pita bread with baked beans and squash.  I am totally going to make some of this and have "chicken" salad sandwiches on the plane!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How to Eat Brussels Sprouts

Roasted with pine nuts and balsamic vinegar of course!  Tonight I made lettuce wraps:  butter lettuce (a fav of mine) and Asian "meat" filling from Yves.  To go along with the wraps, I cooked up my "famous" rosemary potatoes which my honey could eat every day of his life.  And can't forget the brussels sprouts!  Who doesn't love them?  For desert, I whipped up some raisin scones.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Raspberry Sauced-Up Portobello Burger

Have I mentioned how much I do NOT like mushrooms?  Well if I haven't, here goes:  I hate mushrooms.  My honey on the otherhand LOVES the point he could eat them every night.  He brought me this recipe that looked good to him and I cooked it up. It had a wonderful marinade of raspberry jam, OJ, soy sauce.  I have no idea how good it was except that he tells me it was!  I sliced up some sweet potatoes into fries and baked them which is one of MY favorites!  And as usual, a chopped up avocado made it on our plates.


It's always a challenge to find Vegan-friendly "snacks" while we are out and about running errands.  Rubio's is one of our favorites.  Nothing beats some black beans, chips and yummy chipotle salsa! All for cheap too...very cheap.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sausage and Lunch Meat

Once again, gotta give it up to Vegan Dad for his amazing recipes.  I spent most of Sunday in the kitchen making various things, but these two recipes still have me smiling today.  First, Homemade Sausage which may not look too appealing (please no jokes, ha!) but tastes just-like-sausage.  I made a big batch and froze for future use.  Next, Lunch Meat which also came out great but now that I look at the picture from Vegan Dad, I will have to slice mine much thinner next time.  The nice thing about the lunch meat is you can use it for more than just lunch meat.  Sam had some this morning with pancakes (see Banana Pancake Monday) and I just ate some with toast.

Black Bean Burritos

Got home late on Saturday night and we were starving! I was having trouble thinking of something to make, but then remembered driving by Taco Bell. Now, I loathe Taco Bell. I have not eaten there in years. But while driving by, I thought their grilled burrito and thought "hey, I can do that at home". So, Saturday night I threw together some black beans, spinach, tomatoes, vegan cheez in a skillet. I added some cumin, garlic and other spices. I then filled up multi-grain tortillas, rolled them, put them under the broiler. Once they were done "grilling", I cut them in half and ended up with a nice plate of mini grilled burritos. We cut up some avocado as we do almost every night and then sat down and enjoyed our midnight.