Monday, July 30, 2007

Just got back

We just returned from a week of relaxing and visiting with family. I had a blast, and didn't worry about food too much, so it was mostly veggie burgers, sausages and sandwiches. I do have some pictures lying around from before though.

I made tiramisu from the Candle Cafe cookbook. I used half the amount of espresso required, since I'm not big on coffee, and it was the perfect amount. Its a sponge cake layered with a cream cheese/tofu mixture. I brought it to a girl's night, and everyone devoured it!

Also, from Looneyspoons, a roasted veggie and soy cheese sub, with a sweet mustard sauce. It was delicious! I'll be making it again.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Long time no see

Wow, its been a while. I was cooking, but I also got caught up in reading the Harry Potter series, so I became a hermit!

First of all, I found out yesterday that I get a scholarship next year, woot! So now I can buy groceries and not worry about not saving that money ;)

So lets start with dessert. Some of the girls from work decided to have a tea party, so I made some chai cupcakes from VCTOTW. They were deliciously spiced and had a really simple topping of cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Yummy!

I tried some more adaptations of recipes from Looneyspoons, and I'm quite happy with the results. First I made a broccoli cheese soup using soy cheddar, soymilk and Tofutti sour cream. It was delicious. The only change I'll be making will be to melt the cheese more before adding the sour cream, so that its more cheesy.

And I also made a baked mac n' cheese. This had vegan parm, soy cheese and Tofutti cream cheese. Very creamy, and I loved the bread crumb topping. It had a strong onion flavour, but nevertheless was good. I think it might have gone well with some ketchup too.

Now the fun news. I just got back from a trip to Toronto to visit some high school girlfriends. I had so much fun, we went shopping and went to a club and there was a lot of eating involved. We even went to Fressen (since it was the closest of all the veg places at the time) and we really enjoyed it. We ordered a basil fettuccine, a pesto gnocchi, beer battered tempeh fish (which rocked) and a mushroom puff pastry. And of course, dessert. We weren't too crazy about the dessert, which was some sort of nut roll, but it was still good. The plating was amazing too.