Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Joy of Vegan Baking

I was so excited when the UPS guy brought me Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's new Joy of Vegan Baking cookbook a few days ago. It is a beautiful cookbook with lots of pictures. It is a much larger book than I expected. There are so many recipes and so little time.

Tonight we made the Chocolate Chip Cookies. They were yummy, but I have to admit that I like Dreena Burtons recipe in Vive Le Vegan better. That may just be a matter of taste. These were heavier and on the greasy side, but they were very crispy.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometime in the next couple of days (after we go apple picking this weekend), we will be trying out her recipe for German Apple Cake. I can't wait.

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Summer Corn and Fresh Tomato Risotto

Here is a pic of a really nice risotto we made last week. We had a ton of corn and tomatoes in the house. This is Peter Berley's recipe from a Modern Vegetarian Kitchen. Someone else posted the recipe here. We added some fresh spinach in towards the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Fresh Corn, Tomato, Basil, Spinach Risotto

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Off food topic - My upcoming tattoo

I'll be getting a sleeve starting in April. I met with the artist today and he did some sketches on my arm. I decided to blog the progression of the tattoo, so if you'd like to see it as it evolves, you can subscribe/read about it over here: I put up a picture of the ink sketching on my arm.

BBQ Tempeh Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Mango Ketchup (and tots)

Sorry, sorry, sorry. I know I've been away for a while. I took a new job and switching jobs is a bit stressful. In addition to the job switch, the Boston Vegan Association is really starting to kick into high gear this month. phew. Anyway, I hope to get back into the swing of things. I got a new camera so I hope the food pics will be even better. This should be the last pic off of my old camera. We made this a couple of weeks ago. It was pretty tasty. I know tater tots aren't the healthiest thing in the world, but sometimes I have a craving. These were at least organic tater tots.

BBQ Tempeh Burger with Mango Ketchup and Tots

This is BBQ Tempeh Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Mango Ketchup from the Candle Cafe cookbook. The bbq sauce was amazing. Sorry, I don't have a recipe link for you.