Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bangers & Mash and Inari Sushi!

Tofurky "Chicken Apple" sausage is pretty good. I like it with HP sauce. The gravy is St. Huberts.

Homemade inari sushi. My fave. I get the fried tofu pouches from Mitsua Market.

Served with salad, kimchee and curry croquette.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cupcakes, Creme de Menthe Parfait and Lunch.

Vanilla cupcakes with shop bought vanilla frosting and sprinkles. My sweet tooth is outta control this weekend.

Sweetness is my weakness.

I had to try this idea from Midcentury Menu blog. It's a creme de menthe parfait! Vanilla soy ice cream and a healthy drizzle of creme de menthe. I didn't have any whipped cream to top it off so I added extra cherries. If you like mint flavored ice cream, you will love this.

Lunch seems to always go this way on Sundays. My husband and I were eating while watching the Dodger game.

My plate.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mac & "Cheese" & Sauteed Zucchini and Mushrooms

Well this was certainly delicious! I made the Veg News mac today and it was so good. The sauce is so velvety and creamy. The Veg News "cheese" sauce is basically tender vegetables (shallot, carrot and potato) that are blended with cashews, margarine and flavorings like garlic, mustard etc. I made my sauce with onions, potato, carrot and red bell peppers. Came out more orange in color because of the peppers. I added a side of simple sauteed zucchini and mushrooms in garlic.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Simple Labor Day Food.

Didn't want to work too hard it being Labor Day and all. I simply grilled a Tofurky Andouille sausage and small potatoes and mushrooms on my trusty cast iron grill pan then made a quick arugula salad. I also made a frozen mango daquiri (not pictured). So delicious!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

So tasty!

For dinner yesterday I made the Spicy Chickpeas and Carrots from the River Cottage Veg cookbook. It has great flavors: cumin, garlic, orange zest, orange juice and smoked paprika.

For supper tonight we had a bunch of lovely things to nibble on. Salad, tomato bruschetta, white bean hummus, agave roasted cherry tomatoes (that I made yesterday) with fresh seeded baguette slices.

Arugula, cranberries, grilled zucchini, grilled mushrooms tossed in a light italian dressing.

Tomato bruschetta which is simply fresh cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and basil, salt and pepper.

Popped open the Moroccan Olive Salad that I bought yesterday from World Market. This stuff is good! Green olives bathed in olive oil, tomato sauce and spices.

All served on seeded baguette slices. I love eating like this so much.

So tasty!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Grocery shopping, Pantry items and Leek & Cheese Toastie & Agave Roasted Cherry Tomatoes.

My 99 cents store finds today. Lots of canned beans and a few produce items.

Nayonaise whipped for 99 cents! This stuff is good. Tastes like Miracle Whip. I don't know if it's a popular flavor. They may be discontinuing it.

A well stocked pantry is serious business.

I also stopped at Cost Plus World Market and bought more pantry items. Martini onions, a couple of Moroccan items, capers, HP Sauce, Curry ketchup, crackers and rich tea biscuits...I love it when you only need one thing but end up buying a bunch of other stuff. Recreational food shopping FTW.

Fentiman's cola is so good!

After unpacking all of my purchases, I proceeded to make the Leek and Cheese Toastie from River Cottage Veg cookbook. I subbed Daiya for the cheese and almond milk for the cream. It turned out perfect. It's very rich. The combination of sweet leeks and cheese on the toasted bread made a very satisfying lunch.

Also from the same cookbook, I made the Honey Roasted Cherry Tomatoes but instead of honey I used agave. Also very delicious on toast. The agave lends a very light sweetness.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

More Montreal deliciousness: AUX VIVRES RESTAURANT and other vegan snacks.

When in Montreal, you must stop by Aux Vivres for an all vegan meal.

First up we tried the cornbread with veggie "butter". The cornbread was very tasty and on the savory side.

Soup of the day was a yellow dahl.

BLT Caesar for me which was ok. I'm not used to having a caesar salad without romaine lettuce. It did have some interesting "coconut bacon" which I rather liked.

For dessert, cappucino and blueberry "uncheesecake". Yum!

Snack attack! Forget about name brand potato chips. My fave are the all dressed generic brand (99 cents!) from Jean Coutu.

I was able to find vegan friendly items at IGA, my fave supermarket when in Mtl.

Shopping on St. Denis, I had to check out Cremerie Meu Meu for soy ice cream! My outfit even matched the shopfront.

I was a happy mouse with a scoop of vanilla and a scoop of peanut butter.

Homemade food by our friend Rob. Perfect potatoes.

He even made veggie burgers for me! One of our most memorable meals. Dinner with friends is always special.

Paragon restaurant in St. Leonard. Vegetarian submarine sandwich, no cheese no sauce. It has grilled onions, mushrooms and bell peppers. So tasty!