I posted about this on the GoVegan forum, but it can't hurt to post here too. I'm looking for a gift idea for my host teacher. She took me into her class to let me observe the students and the teaching, and has been very helpful as a mentor. I wanted to get her something that would be useful in her grade 7 classroom or make her job easier...or just something fun. If I can't figure something out, I might get her a gift certificate to Staples or a teaching store, unless someone out there has an idea!
Now down to business. This weekend I got out my trusty La Dolce Vegan cookbook, and made me some yummy food! I made the black bean and sweet potato burritos. These are good! I've never used sweet potatoes in Mexican inspired food, but it went so well with the salty/spicy black bean mixture. I froze two of them for later use (one of which was eaten today) and it turns out they freeze well too.
From the dessert section, I made Wolffie's coconut chocolate chip cookies. I ate these while watching Walk the Line this weekend. I think I missed a significant portion of the movie getting up all the time to get more cookies! These cookies are heavenly. They're like a classic chocolate chip cookie with the tastiness of coconut thrown in. I didn't have any Earth Balance, so I had to use shortening. But they turned out just fine.
For breakfast on Saturday, I had creamy raspberry oatmeal from Vive le Vegan! I didn't read the recipe all the way through before making the oatmeal, so I ended up putting in the raspberries right away with all the other ingredients, instead of putting them in at the end. The result? Pink oatmeal! It was so pretty, tee hee. And it still tasted good, so no worries. I've been eating oatmeal a lot lately, its just so good and filling!
Well, I have a histology lab to go to soon, so I'm off!