Saturday, January 30, 2010

Swedish & Mexican, Of Course

The slow cooker my parents gave me for Christmas is turning out to be a great thing. This is Tortilla Tomato Soup from Robin Robertson's Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker. I don't usually like tomato soup, but with a 1/4 cup of tequila added at the end, this one has a fresher, lighter attitude than that canned crap. So, where are the tortillas in my Tortilla Tomato Soup? Yeah, I crumbled some corn chips into the soup just before serving. Tasty!
And here we have Swedish Chocolate Balls, the second to last recipe in Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, which I seem to be working through backwards. They are supposed to be rolled in coconut or pearl sugar. Since I had neither, but do have a 6 year old, I thought nonpareils would be just fine. Pearl sugar would have been better, but this way fit the bill.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Balls

The very last recipe in Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar is for Cookie Dough Scoops. It was the first recipe from the book that I made. And damn are they yummy. I made the balls bite sized and used the chocolate dipped variation, giving each one its own little chocolate turtleneck. Aren't they cute?!
The recipe leaves out the baking soda and/or powder, so there's no bitter aftertaste. And because they're vegan there's no risk of salmonella from uncooked egg! Score 847 for veganism!