Saturday, April 02, 2011

Saturday morning...a cuppa tea and blogging :)

Happy Saturday! The sun is out and the air smells like the promise of spring! This has been a rough and tiring week so the cooking kind of slacked, and we had a birthday dinner for Billy but I managed to make some things...

Mac and Cheeze- QAEVCF
Dinner last night. I love this mac and cheese. I love that it doesn't use non dairy milk or cheese to make it so creamy and delicious. Cashews and macadamia nuts do that. And carrots give it it's lovely yellow hue.

Pizza Pockets
Billy wanted to make ham and cheese pockets again. This time we tried it with pizza dough instead of croissant dough, and he added pizza sauce. They were yummy! But we will stick to croissant dough, its more flakey and less heavy. These have slices of Tofurkey deli slices and vegan cheese in them.

Lemon cashew stuffed crepes- Vegan Brunch
I made these on Sunday morning. You need quite a bit of time. The cashews need to be soaked overnight, you have to make the creamy cashew stuffing, the berry sauce, and the crepe batter has to sit for an hour. That being said, it is SO worth it!! Like the book says, this is almost like eating cheesecake for breakfast! The cashew filling is like a sweet ricotta, and it gets better if you let it sit in the fridge a bit and absorb all that lemon flavour. Mmmmmmmmm. If you've got Vegan Brunch, make this! I chose to make blueberry sauce because I felt it would go really well with the lemon flavour.

Billy's BBQ meal of the week
Billy had the idea to BBQ some "chicken" and make wraps with it. He is awesome on the BBQ and it's nice to let him do some of the cooking ;). After he BBQ'ed this PC meatless chicken, I chopped it up and mixed it with a bit of vegan mayo and some A1 BBQ sauce. Topped with lettuce and tomato and wrapped up in a flour tortilla, it really hit the spot!

Curried chickpeas and rice

This is one of my favourite simple meals to make. The cookbook Garden of Vegan has a good recipe for it with onions, garlic, etc But I was even too lazy and tired to chop up onions and garlic. So I just sauteed the chickpeas in a bit of margarine with curry powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I served it over brown rice. It could've done with some green veggies too. I love chickpeas! Next time someone asks you where you get your protein, shove a bowl of this in their face!


May Stephens said...

Love the 'chicken wraps' idea. And of course, like my sons, pizza (as in your pizza pockets) is always good!
Keep up the great work! Love your site!

Alison Forrest said...

OMG your mac and cheese looks amazing!!!