These are Tofu Apple Spring Rolls from Vegan Lunch Box but I didn't have rice paper so I wrapped them in Lumpia wrappers and fried them.
On the annoying side the prepared wasabi I purchase turn out to have milk in it!! WTH?! In wasabi?
We used it anyway but next time I will be returning to the, "read every label, every time" policy.
Cheese totally ruins pizza.
I used a nice, easy, no-rise, thin crust dough recipe it only took 5 minutes to make and I will definitely use it again.
I AM pregnant and my taste may become progressively stranger throughout this blog... not that spinach, onions and jalapenos is odd... but I can see a few people raising their eyebrows.
I made my first batch of cupcakes from the book... and of course I couldn't just settle for the basic cupcake... I had to go all out for the Brooklyn vs. Boston Cream Cupcakes... I don't make cupcakes everyday you know!
Let me just say, for having to make:
1. vegan cupcakes, from scratch
2. a vegan custard filling (not an easy feat!)
and 3. a rich chocolate ganache
.... this was insanely easy!!
Here's how they turned out:
The melty looking custard filling is due to my impatience (surprise, surprise...) and need to cut open the cupcake to take a picture before allowing them to fully cool as I was instructed to do. LOL
And yeah, those are ScoobyDoo cupcake liners... you use what you've got!
Anyway, I ate the cut open melty one and it was so good I wanted to die! It tasted so bad and UN-vegan! But it wasn't! Heehee! I'm not even a fan of Boston Cream Pie so I feel kind of bad... like it is just wasted on me.... I wish I had a real BCP lover here to test this out on... I KNOW they'd swoon!
This week I was in the mood to make some carob chip cookies. Of course, we happened to be out of carob chips. I have to buy ours online, due to where we live... so, it's not like I can just run out and grab some. Instead, I went to the grocery store (with low hopes) that I might find an "accidentally vegan" bag of chocolate chips. To my surprise I did!
Baker's brand, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks are vegan! Spread the word!
So here is a (somewhat blurry) photo of our BAD-for-you chocolate chunk cookies from this week.
My husband reminded me, as he had a mouthful of cookie, that they aren't really that bad for you since they're still made with, half whole what flour, Earth Balance, Ener-G egg replacer and flax. He is sort of right... and I just think the vegan chocolate chunks look so nummy! Now, if only they made carob chunks...
Anyhow, here we have Chana Masala (Curried Garbanzo Beans)
I make curries quite often and I have to say that this has been my best EVER. I make my garam masala from scratch and I have been perfecting it for some time now. I can never get my hands on cardamon and it's probably the best it's going to be without it.
I am so pleased with the way the Chana Masala turned out. It is so good, in fact, that I made it Sunday for lunch, we had the leftovers for dinner, and then I made an ENTIRE new batch for lunch Monday. Today (Tuesday) both my husband and I will be having those leftovers for lunch. Hmm... 11:30am? Close enough to lunchtime for me!