If it’s your birthday I’ll pretty much make anything you want. My sister requested Lavender Cupcakes. She envisioned them being lavender in color as well as flavor. I just stuck with the lavender flavor. I’ll use food coloring sometimes but would rather just stick with non dyed foods especially if a recipe would need A LOT of dye, which, this would have. They definitely tasted like lavender and were very pretty to look at. I’m not sure if I would make them again. A little too herb-y for a sweet treat I think.
My daughter is very into learning how to bake. She wants to own a bakery when she is “a teenager”. :) So we’ve been experimenting with our own recipes every once in a while. Our latest, which needs more testing, is and Oatmeal Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookie. We were big fans of these!
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin
When your banana’s start to go you make Banana Bread/Muffins. We always add chocolate chips to ours. I have some bananas that are perfect for muffin making on my counter right now!
Mini Key Lime Pies
This was a Pinterest recipe that I pinned awhile ago. I’m one of those pinners who pin but never do anything with those pins in real life.
My husband has been asking for over a year for me to make a vegan version of Volcano Beef, his favorite chinese meal at one local restaurant. I finally got around to it a month ago and he was thrilled with the results. I’ve made it two times so far, each different ways and feel if I combine the best of both ways I’ll have a new recipe to post soon! There is just a technique or two I need to perfect first.
BBQ Seitan and Mushroom Tacos
We could eat taco’s everyday. This was a quick meal before heading out to Brooklyn to visit friends one evening. Mushrooms, seitan, garlic, onions, red peppers sauteed in olive oil and coated with a store bought BBQ sauce at the end until heated through. Topped with some mesclun greens. We liked this meal to much I made it again for us the next night.
I’m currently working on a Seitan Bolognese recipe, but since we tend to eat a lot of seitan (see above two pictures) I made it one night with chickpeas to cut back on the full on gluten meal. This one can also be filed under Dinners With My Sister. She ate with us that evening and was very happy with this meal. Hopefully I’ll be posting both the Seitan and the Chickpea versions of the recipe during VeganMoFo.
Supreme Rice and Beans
We eat Rice and Beans at least once a week. It gets very boring so I went a little fancy the last time I made them. I seared some sliced mushrooms in oil w. pepper and salt. Made a quick Guacamole. Then blended up a cashew cream in the Vita Mix. My husband and I only want to eat Rice and Beans like this now. The mushrooms are really what put it over the top!
Mirin Glazed Tempeh w. String Beans and Peanut Sauce
A recipe in progress. The Mirin Glazed Tempeh was amazing. My 20 month old son and I couldn’t stop eating it straight from the pan.
Kung Pao Tofu
Another recipe in progress. I’m not quite sure whats missing but I’ll figure it out soon. :)