Sunday, February 17, 2008

Woe is Me!

I've been doing a little cooking lately, trying a few new recipes, but I've managed to totally misplace the battery charger for my camera....which, of course, had a dead battery from the moment that the first new thing came out of the oven. go figure!

Not to fear, tho. I'm on a mission to find that darn thing! and fast!

So, let's see. The things I've made lately that I didn't get to blog about:

From Veganomicon:
Chewy Chocolate Raspberry Cookies
- wow! wow! wow! these are incredible! the raspberry flavor is more in the aftertaste, they're certainly more chocolatey than anything else (granted, I used mostly dark, dutch processed cocoa as that's what we had), but texture is soooooooooo amazing. totally a little crispy on the outside and chewy once you bite into them. LOVE them! I'd love to follow Veggie Girl's lead and try them with orange maramalade next time. For me, chocolate raspberry and chocolate orange flavor combinations are equally divine!

Hot Sauce Glazed Tempeh
- i reeeeally liked how the marinade truly dispelled that bitter tempeh taste that is so hard to eliminate from store-bought tempeh. Mine didn't look nearly as rosy in color as some of the other versions that i've seen on people's blogs. I did broil mine as I do not currently own a grill plan. either way, this stuff is super yum! I had it the first night dipped in my Blue Sheese Dressing with a side of steamed broccoli and....

Messy Rice
-Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Messy Rice is good. i don't know about you, but i'm a huge fan of cardamom. I love the flavor this lended to the rice. I think that pairing this rice with Julie Hasson's new seitan sausage recipe would be really good, but I haven't tried that fauxsage yet.

I did make a wrap of the leftover tempeh, crumbled in a pan in a touch of olive oil. once it browned i added some leftover messy rice, then added the steamed broccoli i still had and sauteed it all together. I sinfully grated some FYH mozerella to bind it all together and threw it in a garden herb wrap for a super delicious wrap for lunch today. Man, i love leftovers!

from My Sweet Vegan

Graham Fig Scones
- i've been wanting to try something from this cookbook but just couldn't decide. a quick glance in my pantry to see what i had caused me to try my hand at these. They are truly unique in texture and flavor. very hearty....i adore the figs in them. my only complaint is totally my fault. nearing the end of the dough preparation, I noticed that my plain soy creamer was no longer any good. i did have some hazelnut soy creamer and used that. what doesn't taste better with hazelnut? i always say! but i think it lent too much a sweetness to these otherwise perfectly flavored scones. they were still especially scrumptious, but i think they're likely even more so when prepared as directed. I served mine up to myself for breakfast with a side of fresh sliced strawberries. what a great way to start the day!

this is the part where i know i cooked up a couple more new things, but without the back log of pics to guide me, i can't remember what they were! i blame the little one brewing. seems all my brain cells truly are working on getting her ready to be here in a few months! ;)

speaking of....tomorrow we're having the 3D ultrasound done!!!!!!! you can bet i'll be posting the pics of that that they give us as soon as i can! we cannot WAIT to lay eyes on our little girl!

til then!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe reviews...I love knowing what to try out of cookbooks!

Have fun with your ultrasound tomorrow--that is very exciting!


Lori- the Pleasantly Plump Vegan said...

how exciting and cool to get a 3D ultrasound!

Jackie said...

Wow, didn't realize they even had 3D ultrasound. Will be great to see wht your little girl to be looks like in it.

The Graham Fig Scones sound interesting and should be really tasty.

MeloMeals said...

How exciting to see your little girl!

Food all sounds great, especially the wingz and blue cheese sauce.

I really should make those wings.

Sam said...

All that food sounds great! I'm going to have to try the hot sauce glazed tempeh, as Rob and I just haven't had any that wasn't bitter... Have fun at the ultrasound!!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Can't wait to see the ultrasound! What amazing technology we have....

Episcopollyanna said...

Can't wait to see your ultrasound. That's so exciting!

I have to get a copy of My Sweet Vegan (as I sit here munching on leftover Valentine's Day candy...)

JENNA said...

i can't wait to see pics of the 3D ultrasound!! it is so exciting.