Monday, October 20, 2008

Cooking the other blogs

Sometimes you just need to force yourself to put down the cookbook and check out one or two of those bookmarked recipes on your computer you've said you're going to try. Over the last couple of days I've managed to do that. So many good recipes and so little time. I wish this were my job.

I've been gravitating toward the quicker recipes for dinners because they were to be used for weeknight delights.

First up is Lolo's Super Quick Tomato Basil Creamy Pasta. This really is super quick and super tasty.
My pic doesn't look anywhere near as good as hers but good food doesn't have to look good. Just taste good. I used whole wheat fettucini.

A couple nights ago we had Desdemona's Eggplant, Chard & Chickpea Curry. I had two eggplants in the frige just begging to be in this so away it went. As far as quick dinners go there are quicker but this was easy and only too about 1 hr with a little multitasking. Also I'd like to show off the pile of spices to go into it.

Last night I went for something super quick and trusted Jennifer to get me there. We ate her veganized version of a Health Magazine recipe, Pasta with Brussels Sprouts and Sausage. I suspect that her recipe is actually the healthier one. I did have to modify it from brussels sprouts to broccoli as there were no sprouts to be found but it was good with broccoli.


And finally today I wanted to make more seitan and I really wanted to try Kittee's seitan recipe. This makes a ton (3lbs) which is awesome. I am a huge fan of preping ingredients ahead of time if possible. I don't have a pic of this just yet. It's steaming on the stove right now. It was super easy to put together. I have a good feeling about this one.

12 comments:

Joanna said...

i made the tomato basic cream a few months ago. i really enjoyed it and it was super addictive. i think i had 2 bowls in a row. i love how you used green noodles!

aTxVegn said...

I like bulk cooking too! I love Brussels sprouts almost as much as I love broccoli so I love the looks of that pasta. And that spice mix for the chickpea dish looks awesome.

pinkhairedcyn said...

That tomato cream sauce is super good and quick to make. And the whole "brussel sprouts + pasta" thing sounds awesome, since those are two of my favorite things.

I'm actually planning to make Kittee's seitan this week too. I had to buy ketchup for it while grocery shopping today.

seitanismymotor said...

That looks so good, especially the pasta! I should cook more from other blogs too!

Lindsay I-F said...

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swap update!~

allularpunk said...

i need to cook some recipes from blogs, as well! i'm falling a bit behind with all the delicious recipes up for the mofo.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

i love pasta for a quick meal!

kittee said...

I can't wait to hear how your gluten log came out.

xo
kittee

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

"So many recipes and so little time"

I agree completely! My list of bloggers' recipes I want to make is growing waaaay too fast!

shellyfish said...

I so know what you mean, I have such a list of bookmarked recipes, it crazy! You're gonna love Kittee's seitan!

vegannifer said...

Woo hoo! Glad you liked the pasta recipe. Broccoli, brussels sprouts - either is great!

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