23 December 2011

TTD: Tempeh Tomato Daiya

Today's lunch was pretty simple, and full of flavour! I made a Vegan Grilled Cheese. Well, I cooked it in the broiler, but still super yummy!

19 December 2011

Mexicali Sliders

Tonight's dinner was Chloe Coscarelli's Mexicali Sliders. I made these a couple of weeks ago, but only made the patties. Tonight, I actually made the Sliders with the Spicy Mango Sauce too. It was amazing. Adding the Mango Sauce added another level of YUM to these Sliders!

18 December 2011

Miso-Ginger Tofu with Ginger Snow Pea Salad

I made this recipe last weekend with chicken it was fabulous. Today, I made swapped out the chicken for tofu. It was delicious!

15 December 2011

Pumpkin Spiced Latte Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream and Pumpkin Syrup

I love all things Pumpkin Pie and I love Soy Lattes. So I created a cupcake in tribute to one of my favourite desserts and my favourite coffee drink. :)

Yes, these are 100% Vegan!!

14 December 2011

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Last night, I made a batch of Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies. I was a little worried because it's actually a flourless cookie. I have never made a flourless cookie before, but they turned out amazing. Crispy, but not tough. Mmm...  :)

13 December 2011

Roasted Potato Salad with Feta and Peas

Tonight's dinner was a simple easy meal. I made spaghetti and meat sauce, but to jazz it up a bit. I made a Roasted Potato Salad with Feta and Peas, as our side, another recipe from Donna Hay. This time the recipe is from Fast, Fresh, Simple. This is my favourite Donna Hay cookbook. I have cooked a handful of the recipes and all of them have turned out amazing. Most of the recipes are super quick, with very little prep work. An excellent resource, if you are hard pressed for time but still want a amazing meal. :)

10 December 2011

Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Today, I tested another cookie recipe for my cookie boxes. Yes, it was another vegan cookie. Yes, it was another success! :)

09 December 2011

Baked Miso-Ginger Chicken with Ginger Snow Pea Salad

Today, I made to wonder dishes from Donna Hay's cookbooks. I love Donna Hay's cookbooks. They are the epitome of food porn. Every one of her books have great recipes and amazing photos. I have been slowly add to my collection. This recipe comes from her cookbook: No Time to Cook.

08 December 2011

Baked Vegan Spring Rolls

For some reason, I never sleep until it's wwwaaaayyyy past my bedtime, then I wake up grumpy and cranky. Hmm...I think there is a reason for it. I just can't put my finger on it. LOL!!

Well, with me up so late every night, dinner at 6 PM doesn't keep me full until breakfast time. I always seem to have a craving of some sort of snack at 1 AM. Tonight, it was spring rolls. I made some super quick BAKED not FRIED spring rolls.

They were crispy not soggy and very yummy! :)

06 December 2011

Pad Thai with Tom Yum Soup

Tonight's dinner was super simple and very yummy, especially with jarred sauces. I used Tom Yum Soup Paste by Por Kwan and Pad Thai Sauce by Pantai. Both you can find at your local Asian grocery store.

Pad Thai and Tom Yum Soup

05 December 2011

Mexicali Patties with Coconut Lime Quinoa

I love, LOVE Chloe Coscarelli! Ever since I saw her on Cupcake Wars. Yes, she was the smiley adorable one, who won with Vegan, yes that's right, Vegan cupcakes! She is who inspired to bake mostly vegan cupcakes and other treats. Since then, I have dabbled with vegan cuisine. You can see my blog is full of random recipes I have tired and thrown together. I have been trying to cook more vegetarian and vegan meals, ever since I saw Forks over Knives and now Earthlings. Both AMAZING documentary about food. Next on my list, are Black Gold and Vanishing of the Bees.

Anyway, back to Chloe. :) I have made many of her desserts and a few meals, but the Mexicali Sliders scared me the most. Mainly, because I was really worried it would be too dry. Well, I am pleased to announce it wasn't. It was delicious, just like all her other recipes. I did make a few minor changes. I made them gluten-free, for starters, skipped the Mango sauce and added my favourite vegan cheese, Daiya (in Pepperjack).

Mexicali Paties with Coconut Lime Quinoa, Guacamole, Salsa
and Vegan Sour Cream

02 December 2011

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Today, I made a batch of the most amazing Oatmeal Cookies! Yes, they were vegan. No, they were not rock hard. They were a little crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. My husband ate almost all of them in one sitting. He's a self-proclaimed "cookie connoisseur". He said they were"moreish". I think that's a good review. :)

On the Food Network's website, they are advertising the 12 Days of Cookies. I picked a few yummy ones that caught my eye. I'll be making my favourite recipes and posting them soon.

Vegan Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

01 December 2011

Pizza Night!

Tonight was Pizza night. We rarely order pizza anymore, since making it at home is so much fun and can use extra special ingredients like Gorgonzola cheese. Mmm...

I used a pre-made pizza dough for the first time. I usually make dough from scratch, but I came home kinda late. I purchased it from my local Metro store, and it was pretty good. There was enough to make 3 small pizzas. I always make small pizzas, rather then one large one, then everyone can have the toppings they one. It's kinda like a pizza buffet. Eat your heart out Pizza Hut!! *sticks out tongue* LOL!

Chicken Souvlaki Pizza

Vegetarian Pizza

Chicken and Mushroom Pizza

Surprisingly, the kids liked the Chicken Souvlaki pizza the best. I didn't think they would even touch it, because it didn't have tomato sauce on it.

Here is the list of toppings:

Chicken Souvlaki Pizza: Tzatziki sauce base, topped with Greek marinaded chicken, feta, marble cheese and a sprinkle of Greek spice blend.

Vegetarian Pizza: Crushed tomatoes with a sprinkle of Oregano, topped with lots and lots of mushrooms, feta cheese and marble cheese.

Chicken and Mushroom Pizza: Crushed tomatoes with a sprinkle of Oregano, topped with grilled chicken, mushrooms and marble cheese.

With toppings like these, who needs delivery?! Especially, when delivery takes 45 mins to an hour, depending on weather. Then, when it finally arrives, the pizza is lukewarm or the order it wrong! >.<

If you get a chance, why not experiment with your pizza toppings. You might find a new favourite.  :)

Happy Cooking!! :)
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