Sunday, February 7, 2010

Catching up

Eek, over two weeks since I've posted! I've been really busy! First I skied up to a cabin with lots of snow, and stayed there for two days, then I went to something called Non-Con, which is like a big gathering of homeschoolers, pretty much, and then after that, I had a friend over for an entire week! Unfortunately I didn't get many photos, and I was a little too busy to try many new recipes, but I did think of one!

I even found some old photos in figuring out what I have and have not posted about yet.

A little treat I've been enjoying recently: Chocolate covered marzipan (Basically delicious almond paste) Not even made to be vegan, just coincidental. Yay! Also, it's delicious.

Some soup and caesar salad from forever ago. Next time I make some caesar salad I'll share the recipe.
In case you haven't noticed, when I cook, I generally just throw some stuff together and it ends up tasting good, which makes writing recipes or remembering how I made something a while ago difficult.
The soup wasn't very good, nothing to really mention.

The chocolate chip-pumpkin-oatmeal cookies I made for Christmas presents.

A meal from a while ago just using up what I had on hand. A simple stir fry, some quinoa, and some Daiya quesadillas with salsa.

Here's a heap of sauteed veggies. Broccoli collards, carrots, peppers, mushrooms, onion, garlic (Maybe some other veggies as well?) with just a small splash of balsamic vinegar and teriyaki sauce. Nom nom nom. Simple but delicious.

Some kind of soup that I don't remember? Brown rice, kale, carrots, peppers, and onions is what I see.

Sandwich. Sauteed mushrooms, onions, and spinach with vegenaise, mustard, tomato and avocado.

Cuppy cakes. Made quite a while ago. They're the gingerbread cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. They were delicious!

Some of my mom's coleslaw. She makes it pretty often, and is really good at it. I know there is some vegenaise, lemon juice, flax seeds, and chopped dried cranberries, but I don't know the rest. Maybe she'll be nice enough to share a recipe, or at least the ingredients in the comments. ;)

Some of her broccoli slaw. A bag of broccoli slaw, balsamic vinegar, halved cherry tomatoes, flax seeds, and some other things that she might also be willing to share.

Some curry from a while ago. I see potatoes, tofu, broccoli, carrots, onion, and maybe zucchini? Along with some brown rice. It was delicious, but then again, I'm not that picky when it comes to curries, they're all amazing.

Miso soup! I was eating a lot for a while. It's a really nice comfort food or light Winter meal. And super healthy, too!

Then, I've told you about my rice noodle soup I like to make, this is similar. I wanted some miso soup one day, but wanted something a bit more substantial. So I added veggies and noodles. So it's kind of like a cross between my rice noodle soup and miso soup. It's very good. (Yes, there's wakame, tofu, and green onions in there to make it more miso-soupy)

And some jamabalaya! Same recipe as before, pretty much, but I cooked it in my rice cooker, and added some kidney beans.

And then for Non-Con, the person who set it all up had a birthday recently, so I made her some cupcakes, and mini-cupcakes. All chocolate, as she requested. The recipe was from VCTOTW, along with the peanut buttercream frosting on some, and the chocolate buttercream frosting on others. In case you can't tell, they say "HAPPY B-DAY MARY!" I especially like the little smiley face one. Please forgive the messily frosted ones! (And the little note is just saying what kinds of cupcakes they are, and that they're vegan! In case anyone there aside from me is vegan)

And then, although I don't have a picture, I can tell you about a new sandwich idea I had. I usually just have a sandwich with sauteed mushrooms, onions, spinach, and maybe some bell pepper or zucchini. But that day I was out of mushrooms, peppers, and zucchini, so it'd just be spinach and onions. So I gave up on the idea of a sandwich and rummaged the fridge. Then, I saw some yams in the back of the fridge. So I peeled one, cut it in half widthwise, and then sliced it fairly thin. I then put it in a baking pan with some olive oil, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and sage, and baked them until soft, but a little crispy on the edges. I put that on a sandwich with mustard, tomato, avocado, fresh spinach, and caramelized onions, and dug in. Aside from how pretty the sandwich was with the pretty bright orange in it, it was absolutely delicious! Maybe next time I'll try using the stove rather than the oven to see if that's better. I'm certain it'll be faster at least. That's a new favorite sandwich filling of mine!

Have a great week!


kelli said...

mmm, everything looks delish! love the soup pic. your sandwich idea sounds great, too!

Yumi said...

Hello! Don't know if you remember me, we exchanged blogs on Gaia a while ago. Anyway, I just dropped by after a blogging drought. I have to say even though I am an avid meat-eater (is it taboo to mention that here?) and my general idea of vegan fare (even though I know it's not true) is less than appetizing, your food looks delicious! Maybe if you have me over for dinner sometime you can convert me, haha.

Jamie said...

Why thank you!
If you're in the area, after I check with my parents, I'd love to have you over for dinner. :3
I'm always up for an excuse to make big elaborate meals!