Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tofu-Fail and Ugly Yummy

This first tofu attempt involved marinating and then baking. The marinade was just too salty, which made the whole endeavor a big fail. Truly the flavors themselves were not all that bad (balsamic, soy sauce, garlic, ginger) but the additional salt in the recipe was just uncalled for. The baking also probably should have lasted longer. All in all it was edible, but changes will have to be made for next time.
The roasted veggies underneath however were delicious and easy as always. Just some olive oil, salt and pepper and broiled until browned.
The came dessert. I'm moving soon, so I wanted to use up stuff in my freezer. I had some left over puff pastry and frozen cherries. Mixed the cherries with some sugar, lime juice, and cornstarch. De-thawed the puff pastry, rolled it out and viole! The egg was for the egg wash on the top, not needed, just prettier with it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fancy Potato Soup

I say it's fancy because I used purple potatoes, makes it more colorful :)

I also had my helper as always
Thanks Violet

Thursday, March 31, 2011

No More Processed Granola Bars

Vegan no-bake granola bars
So yummy and take about 5 minutes, definitely a new favorite
I made it even easier by using a muffin tin so there's no cutting involved.
I added sesame seeds and extra flaxseed.

Dry (use scant measurements):
  • 1 & 3/4 C rolled oats
  • 1 C crisp puffed brown rice cereal
  • 1/4 C pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 C sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 C chia seeds
  • 1/4 C unsweetened coconut
  • 1/8 C finely ground flaxseed
Wet (use generous measurements):
  • 1/2 C brown rice syrup
  • 1/3 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1) Add all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together.
2) In a separate (microwave safe) bowl, mix together the wet ingredients, then microwave them for about 20 to 30 seconds. This will make it easier to mix and add to the dry ingredients since it’s really sticky!
3) Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix. Keep mixing until the wet binding ingredients are as well distributed as possible. 
4) Put the mixture into a shallow pan and flatten it down. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Scavenger Hunt

What follows turned out to be the only redeeming part of an otherwise almost comically terrible Valentines Day, thanks to food poisoning.




Cleaning six little zootoes can be time consuming, but zooface is very thorough.