Friday, May 24, 2013
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!
I also made a raspberry swirl vegan cheesecake (with my favorite vegan cheesecake recipe, courtesy of Sinfully Vegan)
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!