Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Yesterday I needed some yummy food and didn't have a lot of time, so I invented a new super yummy thing! I sauted a small onion until soft, then added a can of cannellini beans, a handful of spinach and a diced roma tomato and cooked until it was all warm. Some salt, pepper and a bit of nutritional yeast were all the seasonings it needed. YUM!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
2/3 cup white flour
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup chocolate soymilk
½ cup oil
½ teaspoon vegetable oil
1/3 cup crushed candy canes (about 3 large ones)- I used a coffee grinder to crush them. Be sure to only let it run for a few seconds or you'll end up with peppermint dust.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Oil a 8x8 pan
Mix dry ingredients except candy canes in a medium mixing bowl. Add soymilk and oil and mix until well combined. Mix in about half of the crushed candy canes. Press into pan, sprinkle rest of candy canes evenly across the top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
So I baked them for like 30 min and thought they were done- but after I pulled them out and let them cool a little, they were still REALLY gooey. Like wouldn't hold their shape gooey, not yummy fudgey gooey. I put them back in the oven for another 10 minutes, and they firmed up a little bit but are still pretty gooey. I think next time I need to add less oil or more flour or something.
It was fun while grinding up the candy canes because when you take the lid off the coffee grinder, peppermint dust goes everywhere and ends up in your mouth. Shannon named it peppermint crack.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
So I felt cold and blah today and just wanted something easy for dinner. So I just slices up two small onions and sauted them in a sauce pan until they were golden, then added water, veggie broth powder, rice and lentils and let that cook until most of the water was absorbed. Then I added a few handfuls of fresh spinach and cooked until the spinach wilted. Salt and pepper were the only seasonings. It turned out super yummy, like it always does. This is one of my favorite things to make, cause the only real work involved is slicing a few onions, and then it just sits on the stove.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
I made the apple pie crumb cake (or whatever they are called) muffins from vegan with a vengeance. They were pretty darn yummy.
We also made yummy veggie burgers by mixing a can of black beans with bread crumbs, salsa, cilantro a roasted Anaheim pepper and seasonings. Yum! We put lettuce, tomato, salsa and homemade guacamole on them to complete. I forgot to take a picture of mine before I ate it, but I took one of my roomies cheesy version.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
It was icky and snowing today, so I wanted to make something warm and yummy for dinner. Some sort of pot pie sounded tasty, and like usual, I didn't bother with a recipe. Diced onion, red potatoes, carrot and frozen peas all went in a cute little pan I got from Ikea, then I made half a package of vegetarian gravy, thinned it out a bit and poured it over the top. For the crust I mixed flour, a pinch of salt, canola oil and water. I think I probably should have used a recipe for the crust, because it turned out doughy and chewy rather than flaky like I would have liked. The rest was pretty good, although I think next time I will cook the onion, carrots and potatoes on the stove before they go in the oven, since even after an hour they weren't done and the peas where dark and mushy. It was still super tasty though.
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Yay, more yummy food tonight. I went to Trader Joes (with a car!) on monday, so I still have a ton of yummy fresh produce left. Tonight I made food similar to last night, but with more of a spicy touch.
1 cup cooked cous cous
5 cloves garlic
1/2 small red pepper diced
1/3 cup diced white mushrooms
1/2 can black beans with liquid
1/4 diced tomato
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
pinch of salt, pepper
In a small type pan of your choice (I used a wok, but I'm sure a fry pan would work fine) cook the garlic until fragrant. Add the pepper and mushrooms and cook until soft. Add black beans and liquid. Cook until thick. Add tomatoes and season to taste.
I served this over cous cous, but I think it would be better over brown rice. Have to try that next time.
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
1 small or 1/2 medium red pepper, diced
6 white button mushrooms, chopped
10 grape tomatoes halved or 1/2 regular tomato diced
handful of spinach leaves
1 cup uncooked pasta
2 teaspoons Earth Balance or olive oil
Spices: Red pepper flakes, salt, garlic powder, pepper
Start a pan of water boiling and add pasta. Cook according to package directions.
In a nonstick pan cook the red pepper and mushrooms in a little bit of olive oil until soft. Add tomato and cook until warm. Add earth balance and cook until melted. Add pasta and spinach, cook until spinach is wilted. Season to taste.
I also made a yummy cucumber tomato salad which I ate while the other food was cooking.
Cucumber tomato salad
2 Persian cucumbers sliced
10 grape tomatoes halved
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon dried dill
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
water to desired thickness
Whisk first four ingredients of dressing together. Add water until just runny (about 1 tablespoon). Mix cucumber and tomatoes together and add dressing. I usually try to let it sit for a bit for the flavors to blend, but sometimes I am to hungry and just eat it right away.