Saturday, June 16, 2007

Excuse my laziness

I actually did cook at the beginning of the week, but decided I'd rather read all day then do anything else, like blogging, for the rest of the week!

For breakfasts, I decided I'd make some glazed cinnamon buns from Table for Two. They were alright, and only the day of. They were rather dry, and not nearly sweet enough for my liking. The only sugar came from a little bit of juice concentrate in the batter and in the glaze. Plus the tahini/apple butter filling just didn't do it for me that much. I much prefer the cinnamon buns from Garden of Vegan with their delicious cream cheese glaze.

But, once I made them, I was in a baking mood...so I made some vanilla cupcakes with a cinnamon "glaze" from Vegan Cupcakes. I botched the glaze but it turned out tasty anyways.

Since I'm supposed to be eating more kelp and seaweed, I made a miso soup with a kelp powder broth and some nori chopped up in it. Blech. It was okay, but just too strong for my liking. It was a bastardized version of the miso soup in How It All Vegan, which I'm sure would be fine if made properly. After I made this, I went out and bought kelp tablets. haha

I mentioned a while back that my How It All Vegan cookbook had fallen apart. Well, my wonderful mom took me out shopping last weekend and bought me a brand new one!!! So to celebrate, I made the soup from HIAV and the artichoke rotini, except with spaghetti instead of rotini. This was a really yummy meal. And light too, which is nice when it gets this hot.

I have to share this picture of Logan with you. It demonstrates why we named him Logan, after Wolverine from X-Men ;) I guess its time to trim those claws!

7 comments:

Judy said...

I guess looks can be deceiving, cuz those buns look pretty tasty, as do the cupcakes.

Dreena said...

Hi Melissa,

I have tried and tried to appreciate seaweed, but I almost gag trying to eat veggie sushi, or anything that has that very strong seaweed taste. I will keep trying (because, is the taste acquired? If so, it's taking me a while!) So, for now, I use Maine Coast Seasonings kelp granules. It is packaged in a little shaker, like salt almost. It doesn't have that overpowering taste, and can be sprinkled in soups, sandwiches, dips, etc. Might be worth trying if you dislike other forms of sea vegetables (like me)!

And... belated CONGRATS to you!!! :) You must be thrilled to be graduated, and very proud of earning 2nd place marks - um, and 1% away is a tie, imo!! Awesome job!!

theONLYtania said...

I need to get Table for Two, because those cinnamon buns look amazing! I know you said they were only mediocre but they look so gooood.

And you know.. the cinnamon glaze didn't come out right when I did it either. Hmm..

Carrie™ said...

Wow! Those are some claws. Frightening almost.
Too bad about the cinnamon buns. They do look very tasty; as do the cupcakes.
I'm with you on the seaweed thing. Having grown up in the Maritimes, dulse was a common TV snack for my family. My dad would eat it from the bag like chips. The initial salty taste was nice, but once I got chewing...ewwww! I think I'm the only one in my family that doesn't like it. I can manage the thin layer wrapped around sushi, but that's about it.

soulmatesforever said...

Another compliment on your cinnamon rolls. They look wonderful!

Caty said...

The cinnamon rolls look tasty even if they didn't taste great. And the cupcakes look so delicious!

Logan is gorgeous, even with the scary claws!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

The cupcake looks delicious! Cinnamon Glaze, yum!