Friday, May 24, 2013

Springtime Recipes


What have I been up to lately? Still a whole lot of cooking...but somehow I've let nearly an entire month go by without a post! While I've been bursting with ideas over the last few weeks, I haven't had a chance to put any full posts together just yet.

In the meantime, here are some ideas for some great recipes you might consider trying. But keep your eyes peeled! I have some refreshing salad and smoothie recipes on the way very soon...

As always, I've enjoyed delving into Veganomicon for some great ideas. After making a beet and bulgur salad a while ago, I was ready to throw the last of my winter beets into something even lighter. I was intrigued by the shredded parsnip and beet salad with pineapple vinaigrette (pictured above). If those ingredients sound a bit crazy to you, I don't disagree, but I can say that this salad is sweet, tangy, crunchy, and absolutely delicious! I brought it to a dinner party, and it was quickly devoured.

Not too surprisingly, many of the other recipes that I followed over the last month or so can also be traced to Isa Chandra:
A delicious "Raspberry Blackout Cake with Ganache-y Frosting" (recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance)

Apple Pie Crumb-Cake muffins (from Vegan with a Vengeance)

The Cookies 'n Cream cupcakes (again! they're one of my favorites from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World)

And I tried a recipe from PPK (follow the link for the recipe), for a sunflower-seed based Mac!
Sunflower seed mac

I also made a raspberry swirl vegan cheesecake (with my favorite vegan cheesecake recipe, courtesy of Sinfully Vegan)
Vegan raspberry swirl cheesecake ready for some more raspberry topping...

That's all for now...I know this post is a bit of a tease, but hopefully it gives you some fun (and tasty!) ideas. And as I said earlier, expect more of my own recipes coming very soon!

No comments:

Post a Comment