Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Save the whales..Homemade Vegan Italian Sausage with Roasted Veggies, Sloppy Joes, Ice Cream Sandwhich's!

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I made homemade Vegan Italian Sausage's, and roasted some garlic, onions, asparagus, green peppers with tomatoes. Crispy Fried Sausages with red wine, olives, sun-dried tomatoes,EVOO and Pine Nuts. I srved a steamed Artichoke and roasted asparagus on the side.



Here's the homemade sausage after coming out of the steamer.




I made sloppy joes with lentils in a BBQ sauce, with creamy dilly red-skinned potato salad.


These are homemade ice cream sandwiches I made a little while ago when we had company. Homemade Vegan Oatmeal cookies, with Homemade Vegan Coffee Ice Cream sandwhiched in between the cookies. I drizzled homemade mocha - chocolate sauce all over. It was amazing!! I would definitly make it again.

See you all in a few days!! Look for some updates, and recipes soon after I get back!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Going To Montreal Soon....

I'm leaving again soon, on Thursday morning to Montreal. Have any of you been to Montreal before?
Any Vegan Hot Spots I should visit?
This time despite my Boyfriends embarrassment by my taking pictures in restaurants I will do it anyway!
Here is some of my eats the past week:

Vegan Tofu Wings, 3 with a more traditional Wing Sauce, and 3 with my chipolte "honey" garlic sauce. Served with Creamy Vegan Green onion Dip, and fresh cut veggies! I've never had the "real" version but these are fabulous! Keep your eyes peeled, next week once I get back from Montreal I will post the recipe for these as well as bunch more recipes and a ton of product reviews!


My beautiful loaves of bread


Slicing


All sliced up and ready to go into the freezer


Split Pea Soup served with my Homemade Wholegrain bread.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Back from Ottawa, blogger not co-operating!

Hey!
Sorry it took so long for me to post again after being back from Ottawa. Hopefully once I've been at this for a little longer, it'll become more regular to remember posting more often.
I have one question for you all My blogger time is set 3 hours earlier then "my time", is there any way to change it? When I try to change the post date, it makes a scheduled post instead of changing it.
Here's a few things I have made after I got back from Ottawa! I will post some pictures of Ottawa tomorrow. Today is about food.
This is what I call a "Spring-time" Risotto, with Dijon-white Balsamic roasted Brussel sprouts and tofu. The risotto had local Asparagus, mushrooms, lemon juice and zest, and arugula.



I made this delicous (all-dressed) pizza, with Yves veggie pepperoni, onions, and peppers, and olives. With my Vegan "Cheesy" sauce, this is my go-to cheesy sauce for pasta/pizza etc.


I served it alongside, a green salad with my homemade Honey Mustard dressing. And a steamed artichoke with melted EB on the side.



I also tried something new that was pretty good, but not spectacular. I made a batch of my tofu scramble with potatoes, onions and garlic in it.


I served it in taco shells with all the veggies (Tomatoes not pictured, but I had some of those too) plus some extra limey guacamole with cilantro.




Here is the tofu scramble "tacos" in corn tortillas.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Going to Ottawa, I pack too Much!

Hey!
I hate that when I go somewhere I have to bring half of my house and 3 times more clothes then I need! I'm going to Ottawa (which for all you Americans is Canada's capital! :P
Lol) I went there for a few days a couple of years ago, and loved it.
Since my boyfriend has a business trip there we decided to stay a few extra days and make a "mini
Vacay" out of it. Sorry I don't have time to get to blogs, I've been terribly busy making tonnes of cat food (I make both dry and cat food from scratch). And packing everything in site. I promise when I get back I will comment on each and every blog.
We may end up having
internet access at the hotel, and if we do I will update regularly with my culinary and sight-seeing adventures of the beautiful, hopefully Vegan friendly city!
If not I will update you all on Sunday.
I will post photos of food(it will be my first time taking food pics at a restaurant), and anything else I think might interest any of you.
Last night was my first time using cashews in a savory cream sauce! All I have to say is Oh my god! I can't believe I waited this long. No soy taste! (Although I have gotten use to it) but cashews make it so much more filling and decadent and amazing!

This was an "Al
Forno" Spicy Tomato Cream sauce pasta.
With peppers and onions and a New
Aylmers Canned tomato product which I will review once I get back and I will post the recipe, because it was out of this world!


I had it with a balsamic dressed salad, and garlic bread on this beautiful homemade loaf of bread!



And I also
Veganized another food network recipe or technically a "Rachel Ray" show recipe.
Called BLT
Bruschetta, its crispy bread coated in Avocado mixed in with garlic, lime juice and S&P.
Then tomatoes mixed in with crispy Bacon (in my case veggie bacon), basil, and red onions. It was great. I also threw in some diced and pitted black olives (I just recently have started liking olives and now can't get enough of them!) Heres the link to RR's recipe : BLT Bruschetta
And I served the
Bruschetta along side, homemade Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup.

I hope to "See" you all again soon!

Question of the Blog: Have you ever visited you provinces/state capital?