Thursday, 14 February 2008

Arrrggghhhhhh (or Yarrrrr for the piratical amongst us)

This is the THIRD time I've started this post. I attempted to post this twice on Tuesday and Blogger decided that it wanted to be evil that day, so here I am!

I wanted to title this "The Yum Disease", in honour of Cam's medical studies, but now it's just Arrrggghhhhhh (or Yarrrrr for the piratical amongst us).

Here be the tasty stuff:
Special guests Adam and Kath's "Tomato Basil and Garlic pasta with Chickpea Salad". Remind me to get the recipe from Kath. It's full of olive oil and deliciousness!

Cam made a "Mushroom and Pea" type curry, but this included zucchini (a vegetable I can no longer live without) and cashews (which are just tasty dammit). 5 stars. Seen here with turmeric rice!

I made my first attempt at a curry "Zucchini Chickpea Tomato Curry" from Dreena Burton's Eat Drink and Be Vegan. Woweeeeeee. We're not going to include the whole coriander seeds next time, but other than that the flavours were perfecto. I might invade Cam's cooking arena!

My dad came over for dinner (Mum was away at a conference) so I made Lasagne and salad.

The Lasagne uses the "Chik'n" seitan from Volume Two of Don't Eat Off The Sidewalk (which I baked) made into a bolognaise sauce (with the "Marinara Sauce" from Veganomicon) layered with wholemeal pasta and spinach "Cashew Ricotta" from V-con. Topped with "Pine Nut Custard" of the same book.

Cam made Tomato and Walnut Rocket Salad. We used a balsamic dressing (the Paul Newman one is vegan!).

Cam's snack plate using various Asian grocer treats – Spring Rolls, Mushroom Chunks and Cabbage Dumplings.

Get Sconed's New Farm "Mac and Cheez". I added extra mustard powder. Yummers.

It's been a week (or so) of firsts – My first Chili! This one was the Black Bean stew (I think) from VWAV.

With Joy of Vegan Baking Cornbread (another first). Awesome Awesome Awesome!

I sent "Coconut Choc Chip Cookies" from La Dolce Vegan in the Aussie PPK Cookie Swap. Quality testing assured that these were of the highest standard.

Finally, Cam took me out to dinner on Monday to Magic Wok in Sunnybank. I had "Crispy Chicken in Bean Sauce" and he had some kind of fish. We also had greens on the side (that were still crispy the next day when I ate leftovers for lunch!).

Aaaahhhh. That feels better! We're not big on Valentine's Day, so we're having hot dogs for dinner. I'm then planning to crash on the couch and watch Buffy. Toodle Ooo!


Calimaryn said...


It all looks lovely. Such delish offerings make me very disatisfied with my morning cereal breakfast. Must not lick monitor....

Theresa said...

Yum, yum, yummm. Everything looks verrry good. Will there be a pirate duel to see who reigns supreme in the curry-cooking realm?

VeggieGirl said...

ahh, yes - Blogger has seemed to have quite some difficulties lately... it's aggravating when you have to re-post things/start over with posts, for sure!

such LOVELY, delicious-looking meals - so glad that you finally got to post them!! :0)

pavotrouge said...

awesome pics. how needs pink hearts and all this stuff, anyway?

Peace, Love and Veganism said...

Oh! All that great food! I love coconut - might have to try those cookies soon. Know this joke? "What was that last pirate movie rated?....Arrr!"

vegan blog tracker said...

PLV - lol, that was bad!

Amy said...

What did the pirate say to that joke? Arr arr arr!

monkeybaker said...

The cornbread and curry look so good! Thanks for sharing :)