Friday, November 9, 2007

Happy Friday!

Just a short (late!) post today. We're super busy, and the boys are really sucking my energy, so I haven't been doing much exciting cooking.
Halloween was last week, and we gave out some organic, vegan chocolate balls wrapped in "Earth" foil. Cute! Too bad they weren't very tasty.
We hardly got any kids anyways. We live in a community with lots of families, but we also live close to a mall, so I think the majority of kids flock there.
We go for dinner at my mom's every Sunday, and for dessert this week, we had the Chocolate Upside-Down Pudding Cake from How It All Vegan. (My first vegan cookbook! A x-mas gift from my mom about 5 yrs ago.) The cake was delicious, and ridiculously easy. Mmmm..... I could go for another slice about now....

I made my first Veganomicon recipe this week, the Chickpea Cutlets. To accompany them, I made some mac 'n' cheeze (using the Amazing Mac 'n' Cheese recipe from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook), and some sauteed chard with tahini sauce (from VWAV). I didn't make a sauce for the cutlets, but did smother them in HP sauce. Hot damn. I love HP sauce, and I haven't eaten it in years, so the cutlets (which were really good on their own too!) were a perfect vehicle for this "steak sauce".
Yum. They were really easy to make and will certainly become a regular dinner.
Tonight, we're off to dinner with my sister and some friends to the only vegan restaurant in Edmonton, which happens to be run by the nicest man you will ever meet. Seriously!
Have a good weekend, everyone!


ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

It certainly DOES look like you've been busy! I have How it All Vegan, so now I've bookmarked that beautiful pudding cake :o).

And if I was a kid living near you, I would DEFINITELY go trick-or-treating at your house instead of hanging out at some boring old mall ;o).

b36Kitchen said...

How it all Vegan is one cookbook I keep saying I'm going to buy and then never buy it. Now after seeing that great looking pudding cake i'm going to have to buy it.

VeggieGirl said...

Those vegan "Earth" chocolate balls ARE cute - too bad they didn't taste very good :0(

Wow, that Chocolate Upside-Down Pudding Cake looks beyond delicious - I'd love to make a carob version of that... yum! Oh and the Chickpea Cutlets look fabulous as well - everyone who makes those seems to love them!!

Enjoy that veg-restaurant! :0)

Peggy the Veggie said...

That's too bad you didn't get many trick-or-treaters! :(

Ooh, that Upside-down Pudding cake looks TOO GOOD.

I still have yet to go to Padmanadi, but your approval has convinced me to have dinner there as soon as possible! Hope you had a great time there.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I can't even begin to fathom that it's snowing somewhere in the world, as it's so warm here today!

Stay warm!

Melissa said...

Oh yum! Definitley going to be making that soon!