I made the Seaweed Soup from La Dolce Vegan last weekend. It was scrumptious! I had never had seaweed before, and was skeptical of the crunchy, crumbly seaweed I was slicing up for the soup, but it rehydrates so nicely in the soup and adds great flavour. It also had udon noodles, one of my favourites. This is such a simple soup to make, I whipped it up Tuesday night to bring for lunch the next day. Veggie broth, tamari, seaweed, fresh udon noodles, lime juice, green onion and gomashio as a garnish. That's it! I found the seaweed and udon noodles at the grocery store, surprisingly, so I didn't have to make an extra trip to the health store. Sarah Kramer's recipes are a constant reminder that no matter how weird or out of the ordinary a recipe may seem, you have to try it to find out. You WILL be pleasantly surprised!
Now, if only I could get Billy to try it :P
I also made the peach and blueberry cobbler from La Dolce Vegan this weekend. Wow! Such a beautiful and easy dessert! The peach and blueberry go perfectly together and the biscuit topping is supreme! (sorry, I'm trying to use words other than awesome and delicious) Its not a hard crust at all, its like having a soft cookie fresh out of the oven on your cobbler! That's the best way I can think of to describe it. I loved this cobbler, needless to say it didn't last long. And my brother's friend Jovica had some too. He's always game to try my food, and that's why I love him! Oh yes, I used organic blueberries, they were the same price as the non-organic ones!
I had a craving for chocolate chip cookies this weekend too. But I had used up all my dry sugar in the cobbler. However, Sinfully Vegan has a recipe for them that uses a bunch of maple syrup instead. These were okay. Definitely not as good as the ones from Vive le Vegan or La Dolce Vegan or How It all Vegan. They had a maple-y taste, but the cookies were really dry ( I don't know if I overbaked them or if that's the way they were supposed to be). Jovica said they were good though, and I managed to eat the rest. Of course, my mom had a family friend visiting with her daughter and they ate some while I was at work. My sister said they made a face and asked if all my baking was like that. I am so upset I wasn't there to defend myself or to even bake something new to prove how kick ass my baking is! At least my mom and sis stood up for me and said that usually, it turns out great. Sorry, I didn't bother taking a picture of the cookies.
Billy's brother Brian got in town yesterday for a visit. We went to Don Cherry's to eat. They used to have a veggie burger but they redid their menus and got rid of it. So I ordered their bruschetta without cheese. It was so crappy! It was like cut up dried tomatoes on dried melba toast (but larger bread). I ate less than half and didn't even want it to go. I think I'll stick to East Side Mario's, their bruschetta is delicious.
I don't work tonite or tomorrow night, so I'm hoping I can cook up some yummy dinners soon. I also have to pick out a cake recipe, Billy's birthday is next Friday and I want to make him a beatiful cake. I'm going to stick to a more traditional recipe to accomodate his preferences. Unlike my birthday where I thought outside the box and the cake was awesome! Ha ha.