Thursday, April 10, 2008

Foods & Fads

It snowed yesterday!

So we made what we think will be our last snowman of the year....

Which is kinda weird, since this is what we were doing just the day before....

That's Spring in Idaho for ya.

Liv's favorite cookie! Oatmeal chocolate chip. I use the recipe '
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies' from The Joy of Vegan Baking and simply sub in the chips. I LOVE that this recipe uses ground flaxseed instead of eggs.
I sent some of these cookies with Art to band practice the other night. Art produced the band's CD and also will be playing guitar for a few numbers at their Record Release Show. You can check them there:

Wolffie's Banana Blueberry Muffins' from La Dolce Vegan!

These muffins are really good - light & moist. I always omit the ginger and use vanilla soy milk.

When I want an easy & reliable recipe, I turn to Sarah Kramer. Who is Wolffie, anyway??

Crock Pot Stew'. I've made this once or twice before, but this time I topped it with Lightlife Steak Style Strips. If you haven't tried the strips before, you should. They are really good and are super easy to prepare.

Blueberry Cake' from The Joy of Vegan Baking for my friend's birthday. (At some point in life, one candle is sufficient)

Ann doesn't like things overly sweet or fattening. I wanted her to enjoy the dessert without feeling guilty, so I thought this would be perfect. Her first post-bite words were, "Light, delicately sweet. Mmmm, this is really good!"

For an appetizer, I served an old favorite of mine -- Dreena Burton's '
Cornmeal-coated Polenta Fries' from the Dec. '06 issue of VegNews. (#52)

The dipping sauce is my own creation!

1 package Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
1 can Mandarin Oranges
Many squirts SRIRACHA Hot Chili Sauce


VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness, what crazy weather we're all having - winter one day, spring the next!! I hope that spring sticks around!!

mmm, what delicious sweet and savory treats/dishes - yum!! and your dipping sauce is genius, Vicki!! and gorgeously presented, in the bowl :0)

Theresa said...

Yum, everything looks so good! I could go a slice of that blueberry cake, if you have any leftover?

Eileen said...

Mmm - I have Tofutti cream cheese in my fridge right now. I think I'm going to have to make that dip today! Thanks for all of the great family ideas on your blog. One question - I wondered what you thought of the Aerogarden now that you've had it a few months? We are a small family and thought this might work well for us.

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Ooh wow, that stew looks delicious! Sorry about the snow - we also had one beautiful day yesterday in the North East, just to tease us before a weekend of rain and cold.

Anonymous said...

the food looks so tasty as always, the girls are growing so fast!!! they are so cute.