Sunday, February 8, 2009

It's been sooo long - Here is some food!

Man, it has been a long time since I have blogged anything. I've been taking pictures of food and then not finding the time to even get them off the camera. I finally uploaded the pics this morning and thought that I should post a montage to make up for lost time.

Tempeh Meatless balls with Garlicky Spaghetti
Vegan Tempeh Meatlessballs over garlicky spaghetti

I love love love these meatless balls from Dan at Happyface Vegan. Here is the recipe. I have made them once before and didn't particularly like the green rice that the original recipe called for so I tried putting them on some spaghetti tossed with olive oil and roasted garlic. That was a little better. I still need to work on what I should serve them over. I think I need to make a garlicky cream sauce next time. Stay tuned for that in the future.

Buddha Bowl with Soy Ginger Sauce
Buddha Bowl with Soy Ginger Sauce

This is another take on Buddha bowls. I used">Thrifty Living's sauce with the full 2 Tbsp of soy sauce and still added more. I really like salt. :) I think I also added some crushed red pepper to the sauce to spice it up a little. We also used pan fried tempeh this time instead of tofu. I think I like the tofu in it better.

Peanutty Noodles with Kale and Butternut Squash

This is a recent recipe from Bryanna Clark Grogan. You can't quite tell from the picture, but there is a spaghetti (I used capallini) tossed with a yummy yummy peanut sauce and topped with roasted butternut and kale. The recipe called for broiling the butternut and kale, but that felt risky to me. So, I roasted the butternut at 400 for about 40-45 minutes. In the last 15 minutes, I added the kale on top of the butternut and roasted that too.

Corn Dog Bites
Vegan Corn dog bites

Corn dog bites (recipe) and the Chick Cheeze below were part of Superbowl Junk Food day. We didn't actually care about the superbowl, but liked the excuse to make junk food. I used Tofu Pups for the dogs and I cut the cayenne back to about 1/4 tsp. We also made Vegan Dad's seitan hot wings, but those didn't turn out for us.

Chick Cheeze
Chick 'Cheeze'

The recipe for Chick Cheeze is in the Uncheese Cookbook. We liked this ok, but prefer the Crock Cheeze from the same book.

Autumn Harvest Stew
Autumn Harvest Stew

Lastly, we made Autumn Harvest Stew from Nava Atlas's new cookbook 'Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons'. This is kind of a 3 sisters stew - pinto beans, corn, and squash. This was pretty good, but next time I would add 1 cup less of corn, and 1 can more of pinto beans.


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  2. yay, you're back! Glad you liked the Buddha bowl sauce. I made another really nice spicy sauce that I'll blog about soon. All that food looks great! I love the idea of doing the corn dogs in little bite size morsels... yumm. I'll have to try that.