Thursday, January 28, 2010
Time for another big link post to the 1,000 Vegan Recipes blog project. What you see above is what I made for Thanksgiving. Pasty-Wrapped Portobellos with Madeira Sauce and Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin. There was another Chocolate Mousse Cake involved and also a pumpkin cheesecake, about which I'll blog separately.
Pasty-Wrapped Portobellos with Madeira Sauce; Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin
Ragin' Cajun Popcorn
German Style Kool-sla
Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Basil
Brown Rice and Lentil Pilaf
Whipped Cream vs. Cashew Crème
Apple and Pear Cobbler
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Read all about this delicious beauty over on the 1,000 Vegan Recipes blog.
And below you'll find a list of what I've so far whipped up from Robin Robertson's 1,000 Vegan Recipes with links to our project blog, so I don't have to back-post everything. Click to be taken over.
Chilled Cucumber Salad
Nut Cutlets; Cranberry Chutney; Sesame Spinach
Spinach Salad with Fuji Apples and Dates
Lemony Rice-Stuffed Grape Leaves
Black Bean and Sun-dried Tomato Dip
Black and Green Olive Tapenade
Black Bean and Pumpkin Lasagna
Panko-Fried Green Tomatoes with Peanut Sauce
Miso-Tahini Sauce over sugar snap peas
Three Sisters Stuffed Squash
Corn Muffins (now in dinosaur shapes!)
Sloppy Bulgur Sandwiches [as lettuce rolls]
Penne with Chickpeas and Rosemary [variation]
Chocolate Mousse Cake with Cashew Crème
Maple-Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
Smoothies in Winter (Pumpkin Smoothie)
Pear Fritters with Caramel Sauce
Monday, November 30, 2009
[[Or: Crepes with Mushrooms and Cucumber Salad. Namely Smoky Shiitakes from Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz; crepes from the Vegan Yum Yum Blog; and Chilled Cucumber Salad from 1,000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson.]]
I grew up eating crepes; called clatite in Romania, they were one of the most prevalent and beloved foodstuffs of my childhood, rivaled only by gris cu gem (a sort of fine-milled porridge with fruit jam, lovingly decorated by my grandmother with whatever picture or word I requested -- usually the name of a favorite character, say, Shenzi).
Now, I know my crepes. My grandmother knows her crepes. My entire family knows their crepes. We've eaten them with jam or chocolate sauce or mushrooms our entire lives. My grandmother practically raised us on the stuff. Devouring them one after another, rolled up and dripping with sweet goodness is one of my fondest childhood memories.
So you bet I was delighted to make them myself for the first time—and even more delighted to discover they're just as delicious cruelty-free. I made them twice for my family (with my grandmother's clatite-master pouring skills to help) and they loved them. The Smoky Shiitakes are the perfect filling. Liquid Smoke. It's like liquid gold, but better. I don't think I'll ever forget the moment I first tasted these shiitake. I went weak in the knees. Everyone I've since fed them to has had the same reaction. I can't ever seem to make enough, either. Spare yourself the trouble and quadruple the recipe. Even if you're alone. Yarly.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Quick but elegant dinner for four omnivore guests; read all about it right here. It was a smashing success, and the spinach is positively to die for-- or, well, marry. Read about it, go on.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I couldn't have hoped for a more elegant lunch to serve four omnivore guests than the French Onion Pie from Coleen Patrick-Goudreau's book The Vegan Table.
Served with the equally elegant Spinach Salad with Fuji Apple and [Dates] (originally figs) from Robin Robertson's book 1,000 Vegan Recipes. (Read about the beautiful salad in greater detail here.)
The pie was creamy, flavorful, and in every regard stunning. In a word, impressive. I daresay my guests were speechless.