Happy New Year Bloggies!
I hope you all had a fun celebration last night! We had a super fun and super quiet time... we went over to my parents' house and played games and watched "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" with my parents, my grandparents, and my little nephew (who lasted until midnight for the first time, and was giddy with delirium). It was very fun.
I've been cooking lots lately... here's the evidence:
2 nights ago we had Dreena's "Morrocan Chickpea Patties"... I'd made them once before, the same week that i got her cookbook "Vive Le Vegan" - and they turned out even better this time (I think because I followed her advice and let the batter sit for an hour in the fridge). They were delicious and delicate and all gone by the end of dinner! YUM.
With the patties we both had a giant salad.
I had to do some baking to see if our oven had been successfully repaired (sadly, no... looks like I might be headed for a new oven... sigh!!). Anyhow, I did make these "Persimmon Bars." I followed a very flawed recipe from our local newspaper, which was full of omissions and errors, so the bars turned out far too moist. Very tasty though. I intend to tweak around a bit and then I'll post the recipe.
And! Last night I made these gorgeous and delicious "Black Bean and Sweet Potato Cornucopias" from Bryanna Clark Grogan's Vegan Feast Newsletter. I've been getting the newsletter all year, but I often forget to look at it when I'm trying to make a grocery list. So, this week you can expect to see a few more things from various newsletter. Anyhow, her recipe called for using wheat tortillas - which would have been easier and more attractive - but I only had corn tortillas, so I made it work. You're supposed to roll the tortilla into a cone shape, but these guys kept breaking every time I tried, so I resorted to the classic quesedilla shape. These were so very delicious - pretty and tasty and filling and nutritious... a perfect dish for company.
Happy New Year!