Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Wanna see my weiner?


My husband and I got a puppy just before Christmas. A miniature dachshund (weiner dog) named Dill (as in the pickle). She is rambunctious and beautiful...and lots of work!

Billy and I made the hearty bean soup from 125 Best Vegan Recipes before the weekend. I brought some with me to camp, and it was the perfect meal after snowmobiling! Black beans, navy beans, celery, carrots, tomatoes...mmmm. Not the best picture, my new apartment just doensn't get the same great lighting for food pictures like my old place.

Today, I made the peas and basil risotto from Vegan Italiano, as well as the Tuscan beans and tomatoes. The risotto is so creamy! I love the fresh basil in it. The beans are also very good. The book tends to use can sizes that aren't available here, like 15 oz cans of beans or tomatoes, so I decided to up the amount of beans and tomatoes, but didn't bother to up the quantity of garlic and sage, so these could be more flavourful.


I also made the banana date scones from Veganomicon today but did not have time to take a picture, so I will try to post it later. I will say that they are very healthful, and a good breakfast bread. No refined sugar, just dates and brown rice syrup.

7 comments:

C said...

Oh, your puppy is adorable! Did you get her from a shelter?

And the risotto looks really good!

Melissa said...

No unfortunately, she's not an adoptee. That's my preferred method of getting fur babies...but it was a gift for my husband and he's always wanted this breed, so I went through a breeder. Our next dog will be adopted I think.

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Daniella said...

That risotto looks really good :)

Eco-Vegan Gal said...

Dill is so cute! Is she vegan too?

Melissa said...

No, she is not. We have our handsful with training her and bringing her up properly. I don't have the proper time to look into it and research it properly. For the time being, she's fed a premium kibble from a company that does not test on animals or use animal by products...and also, the occasional fruit or veggie and EVOO.

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Is your dog vegan as well? just wondering.