Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The popemobile rules

I can't contain my excitement that my pope viewing cousin left me a comment on my blog. I feel totally blessed. :-)

OK, I'm going to keep writing stuff, because I'm totally going to turn my random thoughts into a cookbook...or a Jane Austin rip-off novel.

Last night I made seitan picatta. I was inspired by the first top chef challenge this season, when I realized I didn't always know the "classics." BIG success. Pan seared the seitan and whipped up the wine/caper/lemon sauce, roasted some asparagus, and threw together some porcini risotto. I'll post the recipes.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Day 2 What to blog...maybe I'll just talk about what I cook...

OK, so I made muffins from the Skinny Bitch in the Kitch. Cherry Almond. 1st attempt at using the ener-g egg replacer. Mixed results. It was a little dry, not too sweet, and not very brown even though I used whole wheat pastry flour and organic sucanut.
If I bought this muffin and ate it, I would think "good vegan muffin." But I don't want a good vegan muffin, I want a good muffin. My taste testers at work didn't seem to mind (biggest complaint was some insane person who doesn't like cherries) so on the whole it was well received and touted as cholesterol free.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Extra virgin blog post

OK, here's my first attempt at a blog. I love vegan cooking and I think I have my fair share of vegan cookbooks, so voila, maybe a new idea in blogging. I'm so happy this has a spell checker....