Eating, I do that. Blogging…..not so much.
I’ve been mulling blog post ideas in my head over the past few days. Should I take up right where I left off and not make a fuss or should I explain my absence? Did anyone even notice I was gone? The thing is, I have no good reason or story as to why I haven’t blogged in so long other than my head just wasn’t in the right place.
The more I mulled, the more insurmountable and scary blogging (something that should be fun and easy) seemed.
Today I woke up and decided to stop mulling and try to get my blogging mojo back. So here’s some food. Because really, it’s all about the food.
Spinach dip and veggies. The dip was just “enh”. I don’t think I’ll make this one again.
Thanksliving meal. Clockwise from noon: stuffing (bag from co-op), cinnamon yams with vegan marshmallows, steamed seitan (from Terry Hope Romero) with homemade mushroom gravy, homemade cranberry sauce and green beans sautéed with grape tomatoes.
Banana pudding: two packs of vanilla pudding layered with vanilla cookies and bananas over and over again and then refrigerated so the cookies got soft. Once scooped, it got all messy and not “picture pretty” but it was oh-so tasty!!
A pizza based on the Romesco Pizza with Carmelized Onions and Squash from PPK. Ours came out less red looking because I don’t think we used as many red peppers. It was still delicious!
Veggie stew made in the crock pot with beans, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, okra, bell peppers and squash.
Shepherd’s pie: the bottom layer was a stew-y, tomato-y ,”meat-y”, pea and carrot mixture similar to this, and the top layer was mashed taters. We sprinkled Daiya on top and ate it with biscuits. A yellow/beige meal= comfort.
Roasted acorn squash. The filling is couscous mixed with Earth Balance, cinnamon, brown sugar, dried cherries, and diced apples.
N made this when we visited my sis and her family who are not vegan. He pulled an iron chef and made an amazing meal with a mish-mash of stuff they had in the pantry/fridge. I was VERY skeptical. He made polenta (from corn grits) topped with sautéed with green beans, canned corn, and some leftover gimme lean sausage. He topped it with some pre made pico de gallo/salsa stuff. I will never doubt N’s culinary finesse again. Ever.
My sis who is so very awesome and accommodating to our vegan freak selves, made us this vegan breakfast. Clockwise from noon: gimme lean sausage, hash browns, and peanut butter coconut swirl pancakes from Oh She Glows. I believe my sis subbed applesauce for the egg replacer and it came out so so yummy! I am definitely going to be making these myself soon.