Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Vegetable Love

Fat Free Vegan had a contest to create a Vegetable Love dish for Valentine's Day. The dish had to include at least one veg and be low fat vegan to go along with the blog hosting the contest. Readers get to vote for their favorite. I've been reading the blogs and recipes and am so inspired and in awe of the fabulous vegan cooks out there that are never afraid to try something new and unique or put a tasty spin on something traditional.

You really should check out the entries because they are so inspired. I really want to make the Spiked Sweet Potato Truffles and the Parsnip Dumplings. Oh yes, also the Eggplant Marsala and Vegetable Tian looks delicious etc etc. They all look good!

I wish I'd known about the contest earlier. Maybe next year if she holds the contest again I'll prepared something.

As for my cooking...

yesterday I did make
Double Chocolate Cookies from Veganomicon
They are delicious! Camino dark cocoa and camino chocolate chips make this recipe fair trade and organic as well.
I modified the recipe so it could be gluten-free. I'm starting to get the hang of mixing different flours (in this case I used: rice, sorghum and tapioca) for baking to acquire the right flavour. The All Purpose Gluten Free flour you can buy contains mostly Garbanzo flour which imparts a strong flavour so it's not the best for cookies.

Living Without magazine has guided me in the right direction for the best flour combos.

I've been snapping photos but not posting what I've been cooking.

These nut burgers were something I made a couple of weeks ago from the Nut Gourmet. Red Jane gave us this cookbook one year and it has some delicious recipes.

db and I were craving nut burgers and anything we've found on the supermarket shelves is not vegan. I said, "that's it. I'm making my own. How hard can it be?"
It's not hard. I did modify the recipe a little make it bind better, but that may have also made it too soft. I'm not sure. The burgers were a little soft even after cooking, but I think I can remedy that next time.

While I made the burgers, db made sweet potato fries. They were perfect.

I usually have my burger on a corn tortilla. I couldn't photograph that version of the burger though because you couldn't see the burger since the tortilla covered the whole thing so I snapped a photo of db's burger between some naan bread.

This recipe would probably make a nice non-meatball for some pasta as well.


Wandering Coyote said...

OMG, sp, your food looks totally amazing!!!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Mmmm that Burger and Sweet Potato fries looks delicious!
Nice Cookies too.
I'm gonna enter the valentine comp next year - I think it's going to be an annual thing for sure, it was held last year and the year before too (I think) but judging by the response I reckon it'll be a regular yearly event.
Am I sad that I already know what I'm gonna do??
The entries this year were all just amazing - it was soooo difficult to choose just one.