Friday, December 11, 2009

Time for some food porn!!

Picture 1: Corncakes with blueberry syrup. There isn't a single decent vegan corn (pan)cake recipe out there that was what I was looking for. I was wanting something sweet, not savory and I was wanting it soaked in blueberry syrup. I created my own recipe and it tasted great... except for
the fact that I accidentally cooked it in my cast iron pan that's reserved for olive oil... Needless to say, sweet corncakes cooked in olive oil and served with blueberries didn't do much for the palate. I will be perfecting this recipe and reposting it, but in the meantime, we shall just look at pictures of it.

Picture 2: This was super delicious green curry, with a thick, coconut cream sauce. It was definitely the best curry I've ever made, and I know I've got the recipe around here somewhere. It involved cooking the spices in the coconut cream before adding the rest of the milk to the sauce. It was very good. When I find the recipe I shall surely post it!

Picture 3: Ah, yes. More tofu, this time it's stir-fried with peppers, onions, and mini cabbages, topped with roasted peanuts and served over rice noodles. I'd like to try this recipe again (the original one I created needed a little tweaking), maybe using actual bok choy this time. And actually, when I ate the leftovers over quinoa (with some extra brown sugar and tamari...) it was better. It's pretty amazing over quinoa... though pretty much anything with quinoa is amazing!

Oh, yeah. I'm also going to be making a wedding cake! Unfortunately, it won't be vegan, but never the less I get to test my skills as a baker. I've been reading "The Joy of Cooking" (the 1962 edition) and believe it or not, I've been learning a LOT of stuff... stuff that I think a lot of cooks have forgotten about. SO I shall be putting my skills to the test, but in return you'll be getting some kick-ass recipes, in all their delicious (vegan) glory!

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