Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

2007 ended with some tasty treats...for Xmas morning breakfast, I made Mrs. Bad Mouth's Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns, as it's a tradition to always have cinnamon buns in the morning. I had made them in my breadmaker on the dough setting on Sunday, stuck them in the fridge (where they shriveled up and had me quite worried), then let them rise for an hour on Tuesday morning, and they baked up perfectly!

I'm hoping that Tracy will post our Xmas meal pics soon!

Later in the month, I made the Black Bean Vegetable Soup from Vcon. It made alot, and it took Kyle and I almost a week to get through it all!

I also made Blueberry Lemon Pancakes from Vcon as well - I found that I had to add about 1/4 cup more flour to make them a little thicker. Might have had something to do with the fact that I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose. Very good!

Finally, I made up some treats for a small New Year's gathering - first up was a veggie tray with vegan soy sour cream (non-hydrogenated) with the addition of the same ingredients listed in Vcon's Sour Cilantro Cream. Yum!

Next, I made the Mushroom-Walnut Pate from Vcon. Sooo good! Makes quite a bit though, so I would halve the recipe next time. I'm thinking it might be good to mix with some veggie broth and veggies to serve with pasta...

Back by popular demand, the Voluptuous Vegan's Guacamole. Guaranteed to give everyone the worst garlic breath ever.

I also made mini-pizzas with Creamy Pasta Sauce from Bryanna Clark Grogan's Almost No Fat Cookbook. I made these a month or so ago, and thought they'd be a great addition. It was very easy to make the sauce and cook the veggies in advance and simply assemble and bake the pizzas on the night of the party.

Finally, I think what has to be the most amazing cake ever. Vcon's Coconut Lemon Bundt Cake. There are honestly no words for this delectable dessert - extremely easy to make, beautiful in presentation with a light dusting of icing sugar, and so tasty served with Vcon's Vanilla Ice Cream. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I'm so happy that it made as much as it did as I can't wait to dig into the leftovers today!

Hope everyone has a very happy and healthy 2008!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Your food photos look great...can I join you for all of your meals?!


Anonymous said...

the food looks awesome!

Happy new year.

Judy said...

Yummy, yummy and more yummy! I can't wait to try that soup from Vcon, it looks so good. And the bundt cake too actually.

VeggieGirl said...

Happy belated new year!! Mmmm, the pancakes, pate, bundt-cake, soup, and ESPECIALLY the Mrs. Bad Mouth's Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns (love the name!!) look fabulous!!

Carolann said...

Looks yummy! Happy New Years!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have the coconut lemon bundt cake recipe? Looks amazing and would love to try it...thanks!