I think I'm coming down with a cold, but that didn't stop me from making a tasty meal! I made one of my favourite vegan salads that is meant to mimic a caesar salad. No idea where I got the recipe from, but it involved ground almonds, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. No anchovies there!
For the main course, I made a quick and tasty comfort food from Shelley Null's Healthy Cooking for Kids. I didn't really realize that it was mostly vegan until I bought it years ago, and I thought it was a great book for a fussy vegan like me, who sometimes acts like a big kid. These are Mario's Stuffed Shells - basically, I puréed extra-firm silken tofu with garlic and onion powder, and spooned it into cooked jumbo pasta shells and arranged in a greased 9x13 pan. I covered it with a jar of pasta sauce, put foil on top, and baked for 30 minutes at 450 degrees.
For dessert, I had made Glazed Orange Scones from VwaV. Wow - amazing. They are very similar to a favourite Xmas cookie that my family makes, so it was almost like getting an early taste of what will come when I do my Xmas baking next weekend! Kyle, Tracy and Pete taste tested, and the feedback was very positive. Given my success as a scone maker, I'm going to try and make a pumpkin scone next, since Kyle has been buying them lately from Starbucks, and I want to see if I can compete with them!