Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Full Course

I was craving chickpeas, so I made one of my fave recipes from Vegan Planet - Chickpeas with Zucchini and Rosemary (or something like that). It was very simple, and quite filling.

When I asked Kyle what he was hoping to eat this weekend, he mentioned a salad. We have a few old stand-bys, but I decided to try something new. From 125 Best Vegan Recipes, I made the Waldorf Salad with Cranberries. The dressing, once mixed, was pretty blah, but surprisingly, once incorporated with the cranberries, apples and walnuts, it tasted really good!

To finish things off, I modified my own recipe for a coconut cream pie to turn it into a Key Lime Pie. When I had cravings for Key Lime Pie in the past, I had used this recipe, but was always grossed out by the requirement for packaged vanilla pudding and fake cream cheese that is laden with hydrogenated fat. My version was good, but a little too jelly-like, so I have to work on making it a little creamier. But with a tasty graham crust, it is quite heavenly!

10 comments:

Judy said...

The pie looks great. Isn't it fun to make your own recipes?

KleoPatra said...

Oh, that's a lovely pie and great food, above. I'm on board!!

Kati said...

This meal looks delicious - I would gladly eat everything you made!

Carrie™ said...

Salad looks great! So do the chickpeas. I really like chickpea anything. Your pie looks good, but tweak away and post more photos :o) Lime is wonderful and anything with a graham cracker crust is a hit in my books.

Briggitte said...

Im preety shure that toffuti makes a cream cheese without the hydrodgenated fat. Either way though that pie looks really good ive never made a pie before but i really want to!

Urban Vegan said...

Key Lime Pie. Sigh. My oh my.

julie hasson said...

That pie looks really good, as does your salad.

It was very cool to see your reviews on the Veg Times recipes. I don't often get to hear feedback on my magazine articles, so it's been lots of fun to read. I was wondering about that cake recipe (not mine). Now I'll have to try it.

Julie

Michelle said...

i also love chickpeas, and i know i have some zucchini in the fridge.. i should try that recipe!

great pictures, by the way!

Dora said...

Your recipes are all so good and it is nice to actually view the "end results". I am interested in the Key Lime Pie but cannot get the recipe..would you mind posting it? What did you do with the graham crust as I cannot find any vegan one out there...where did you get it? Keep up the wonderful work!!!

Sarah said...

Thanks for all of the nice comments!

Dora - here's a link to Bunnyfoot's recipe to make your own graham crackers to crumble and mix with sugar and Earth Balance to make a crust:

http://bunnyfoot.blogspot.com/2006/05/graham-crackers.html

I will eventually get to posting the recipe!