Monday, June 05, 2006

Failing miserably...

at keeping up with my blog that is! Geez louise! I don't know what's up with blogger right now...but it won't let me post the rest of my I'll just post what I have and change it later.

Sorry, I just haven't been cooking much lately, and the stuff I did make, I didn't take pictures of because I was in a huge rush. Billy and I went to Ottawa last week on the bus, so I wanted to have some snacks made. I made the rice crispy squares from How It All Vegan and apple hemp muffins from Vive le Vegan. The squares were delicious! A perfect mix of crunch, peanut butter and chocolate. Billy and I loved them, and they were gone very fast. The muffins were good too. I found that the ones I froze and then thawed had even more apple flavour for some reason. I also made Jen's creamy basil and sundried tomato pasta from La Dolce Vegan. It was pretty good. I forgot to buy fresh basil though so I had to use the dried stuff, I'm sure it would've been even better with fresh. Speaking of...the market downtown in Ottawa is awesome! There were loads of fresh herbs on sale, for cheap...the planted kind. I wish I could've brought some home with me.

I made the stuffed cabbage rolls from La Dolce Vegan a while back. It was pretty good. There's a typo on the page for the tomato sauce, so mine turned out pretty thick, but other than that, a nice and healthy meal. I got to use up some more bulgur, which I really enjoy. The filling has bulgur, onion, garlic, mushrooms, paprika, pepper and cayenne, walnuts and cabbage. I've never had cabbage rolls before, so it was nice for my first experience with them to be a vegan one for once ;)

I made a few more things from Vegan with a Vengeance. Chocolate chip cookies and sesame asparagus. The cookies were ok, I made a substitution for the margarine though, so its probably my fault that they weren't too great. I still like the cookies from LDV, HIAV, and Vive better. The asparagus was yummy, although I prefer to roast asparagus rather than saute it. I served it with whole wheat spaghetti with leftover tomato sauce from the cabbage rolls. I don't think I'll be buying VwaV soon. I may buy it in the future, but for now I'm happy with what I have, and I'm trying to save up some money for a gym pass.

I made the cauliflower red lentil soup from La Dolce Vegan before my trip too. I love the colour, its so rich. The soup is yummy and its pretty spicy. The lentils, tomatoes and cauliflower make it a very healthy soup. The spice comes from the cumin seeds and red pepper flakes, as well as from fresh ginger.

That's all for now. I have to work on an experiment for psyc. class, and then I promise I'll start cooking more!

PS...this post was ready last week, but blogger wouldn't let me post pictures!


KleoPatra said...

It's good to see you here!

Thank you for posting.

I keep checkin' so I'm glad to see you're all right!!

Catherine said...

Welcome back! Those cabbage rolls look pretty awesome. I'll have to check some of Sarah Kramer's books out of my library, if they have them, since you rave about them (and the food) so much! (And that one tomato soup recipe you passed along . . . wow! Yum!)