Ah, a favourite from my non-vegan days that I thought I would never taste again. Wrong! These are John and Hilana's Vegan Nanaimo Bars and they are so delicious, just like traditional bars. Except, the filling isn't bright yellow, but that's probably a good thing. The recipe is in that link so I won't get too specific, but its a base of graham cracker crumbs, coconut, cocoa and walnuts, a middle layer of frosting-type filling and a ganache top. Mmmm, its going to be so hard not to eat these all up, but they store well in the freezer so they'll keep for a while.
I made ginger butternut squash soup from La Dolce Vegan. I love squash soups. I don't really like roasted squash, so its a great way to sneak some into my diet. I was a bit shy of 2 cups though, so I tossed in some leftover kale that needed to be used up. This will be lunch for tomorrow.
Billy and I put up our mini-tree today, and since its our first Christmas living together (alone at least), I figured we'd start a tradition. I made Gingerbread Vegans from Vegan Lunchbox and some coloured soynog-flavoured icing to decorate the cookies with. Holy cow, this recipe makes a gazillion cookies, it took me all night! But they were worth it and I'll freeze some for later too. Can you tell who decorated the nice looking one?? Yep, it was me ;) Its cute that Billy's cookie looks like it was done by a child, heehee. I also made mini ones to fit in my lunch tomorrow.
Dinner for the last two nights was La Dolce Vegan's spicy tomato peanut and kale pasta. Sounds weird, yes, but it really is good. I used almond butter instead of peanut butter and it still turned out great. I served the sauce with kamut udon noodles....yummers.