Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Cookbook: Vegan Brunch by Isa handra Moskowitz

Okay, I waited my turn patiently in the line up at our local library to get my little paws on this amazing new book and boy was it worth it. Isa is also the author of Vegan with a Vengeance, Veganomicon and Cupcakes Take Over the World which are all amazing cookbooks.
I thumbed through this book and have decided to buy it once I return this one to the library. Tonight I made her Chesapeake Tempeh Cakes and I absolutely loved them. I improvised a little on the sauce since I did not have the ingredients she requested for it but it turned out amazing. This was my first stab with panko as well and I love it. I served some fresh local corn and squash on the side with a Sunrise Mix of lemon orzo, sweet potato orzo, mustard seeds and red rice on the side. It was yummers!

Monday, September 14, 2009

My Mom and Dad Came!!!

My mom and dad came this weekend. It was so amazing because my mom brought all of this food with her and I never had to cook once. Plus everything tasted so amazing that I was in heaven. My dad also put 6 new windows into our home which was awesome. My parents are amazing!
Friday night we had portabellos, rice and lentils wrapped in filo dough with a chickpea salad filled with veggies from the garden.
For dessert...homemade vegan donuts!!!

Saturday my mom had made fresh homemade naan bread filled with potatoes and vegan cabbage rolls. They were so amazing! I am lucky to have been blessed with great parents like mine.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Tonight we had pizza! I made a half batch of Vegan Dad's amazing no fail pizza dough. I made one small subsitution and added some veggie stock instead of water that I needed to use up and cut back on the salt. I topped the pizza with fresh minced garlic and olive oil for the base and added shredded zucchini, yellow tomatoes and homeade seitan on top. As usual it was delicous!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pita Pouches

Tonight's dinner were nice pita pocket sandwiches. I bought some nice fresh pitas from the store today and packed them with mixed lettuce, avocado, red onion, fresh corn off the cob, cucubmers, salsa, vegan sour cream and Garden mock chick'n breast. These really hit the spot and it was nice to not have to warm the entire kitchen up.