It’s been one heck of a hectic week and that equals a bad MoFo blogger. Not to worry though, I’m making up for it today in spades!
I promised a recipe each day to showcase some of the blogger’s whose creations made it to my belly. And while I missed cooking yesterday – I’ve doubled up today, so I’m still hitting my goals of 5 recipes! It’s not really cheating, right??
Completely by accident, it turns out that every recipe I selected is from The Vegan Version! I’m grateful to the MoFo blogroll for introducing me to this blog.
On Wednesday, I made a black bean and corn pie. The flavor was very good, though mine didn’t quite set. That being said, diving into that filling with a bag of tortilla chips sounds like a good idea for leftovers! I could even see this dish on a Taco Tuesday in the future!
I took the day off today in anticipation of the 10 days I’ll be in the DC area working 12 hr night shifts. And to stay home with a sick monkey. That gave me some time to play in my kitchen.
Lunch today was pasta with bechamel, shiitake bacon, and asparagus. I used quinoa elbow noodles as my base, and So Delicious Coconut creamer. This dish was great, but I have to say…the star is the shiitake bacon. HOLY CRAP. I had NO idea that this was even possible, and I’m hooked. I’m going to put this in tofu scrambles, on sandwiches, and in every dish I can think of.
For fun, I made a quick apple pie. Very cheater, but my family won’t care when I bust it out after dinner! I’ve had a box of frozen vegan pie crusts in my freezer for months. I pulled out two rolls and let them thaw. I had only one can of pie filling (and was too lazy to make any from scratch), so I made a mini pie. In rectangular form. It’ll be enough to feed the 5 of us before bed!
Dinner is soup and sandwiches. For the soup, I made a corn and potato chowder in the crock. Can’t resist a good crock recipe…or a good soup recipe! So this was a double whammy of yummy! I did use my immersion blender and smoothed it out just a little. With a fresh drop biscuit and some Earth Balance Coconut Spread, it was killer.
So yeah, it was a good food day!