Monday, January 07, 2008

Another Vegan Feast!

Tracy and my mom held a get-together in my honour, and we came together as a great team when it came to making tasty vegan treats!

First, mom supplied cut up veggies for snacking with a vegan soy sour cream-based dip.


She also prepared mini veggie and vegan soy cream cheese tortilla roll-ups, that were gobbled up.


Tracy made yummy sushi in different varieties that included avocado, sweet potato/mushroom and spicy tempeh. Soooo good! One of my non-vegan friends commented that she found it strange that I could eat sushi despite it tasting so 'fishy'...I told her that maybe it was fish that tasted 'seaweedy' instead!


Tracy also made what I call 'tofu bags'...I know there's a proper name for these but I can't remember what it is for the life of me. I love how the sticky rice is so sweet and delicious.


Finally, my contribution was mini toasts with Tofu Dill Salad Sandwich Filling with VwaV. I 'disguised' the tofu with tomato slices.


I also made two varieties of cupcakes - Lemon Macadamia (sans macadamias) and Chocolate and Vanilla Marbled cupcakes - both from VCTOTW. I had made the lemon variety already for Tracy's wedding, but the Marbled variety was new to try! Both were tasty, and my new icing tips ensured a pretty presentation. Kyle did note that my attempt at marbling the icing for the marbled cupcakes looked like seagull crap...fortunately it didn't taste like that! Next time I marble icing, I'll use a more decorative tip than just a large-holed one.

12 comments:

Jan Scholl said...

the little tofu pockets are called Inari. I got them one time by mistake and almost sent them back. I am so glad I didnt. I save these for my dessert as they are on the sweet side at Sagano here in the Flint Area. Yum-o!

Veg*Triathlete said...

I love it when you two post party food pictures! The new blog layout looks great, also!

Courtney said...

I think your marbled frosting looks beautiful! I was very impressed and was going to ask you about it after I saw the photo (and before I read the text)...everything looks great!

Courtney

Sarah said...

Thanks for the comments everybody! Inari...I must remember that since tofu pockets probably wouldn't help me in a restaurant!

As for the marbled icing - I should have noted that I made the vanilla and chocolate buttercream separately, then filled my 'pastry bag' (large ziploc bag) with a massive pile of each on each side of the bag. It somehow squished out OK!

Melissa said...

looks great... I love inari, its my favourite kind of sushi

VeggieGirl said...

wow, talk about a vegan feast - I'm always amazed and completely inspired by the food-spread that you feature, from your latest cooking adventures and parties. keep cookin' and bakin'! :0)

Romina said...

Yum! Vegan sushi is one of my favorites. Nice presentation. =)

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to get the recipe for those Inari - Tofu Bags/pouches - as I have had them a few time and they are my favorite, but never had a recipe for them - please post it if you can get it (: Thanks! Love the blog! I have 3 vegggie sisters in my family so it is fun to read!

Tracy said...

Thanks! I love inari too.

Anonymous - Inari is easy to make. Steam some sushi rice (with a piece of kombu if you have it), then mix in 2 tblsp of rice vinegar for each cup of rice used, along with 1-2 tsp of sugar. Let cool until you can handle it with your fingers. For the bags, I buy the tofu pre-made in cans - Shirakiku Brand InariZushi No Moto from a well-stocked Asian grocery. You open a pocket and stuff the sushi rice in. Top with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

Judy said...

Looks like some great food, I love those sushi and 'tofu bags' (lol). Nice cupcakes too.

Vegan_Noodle said...

What a team! Everything looks delicous. I love spicy tempeh rolls. And the cupcakes look soooo tempting....

Cookiemouse said...

What great pictures! This really does look like a feast. I like your blog's layout, too.