Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dude, Gross.

Yet another attempt to replicate and improve on an omni favorite, I give you Shiitake on a Shingle from Dynise Balcavage's Urban Vegan. It looks sooo bad and tasted sooo good. Our dinky town didn't actually have shiitake mushrooms this week, so it's really cremini on a shingle, but that doesn't sound nearly as fun. The tarragon and sage really boost this humble dish into something unique and lovely.

For Valentine's Day I made No-Bake Pecan Chocolates from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. Delightful. Even Mr. Tomato said they taste like something that would come in a fancy box. The brown rice syrup made them gooey and caramel-y.
Granada Paella, another from Urban Vegan. Made a ton and I'm always happy to find new ways to use Soyrizo. First attempt at rapini, too. Broiled it. I liked it more than Mr Tomato did. He wanted it to taste like broccoli. What's the point of a new vegetable if it tastes like an old one?

Sun-dried tomato and asparagus frittata from Vegan with a Vengeance. So good. So gone.