This was last night's dinner - "Sicilian Seitan with Sundried Tomatoes" from "Vegan Fusion Cuisine." Now, I gotta tell you... I actually really liked this dinner. I liked the flavor a lot. Musty took one bite and rejected it immediately. Poop! I love it when I make something that Musty loves - and I hate it when he doesn't like what I've made. Not really sure why I care. It takes a little bit of self control not to get pissy about it! ha ha. Thank god for all that yoga - teaching me some skills in detachment. I know it's no reflection on me or my moral character... I don't even make up my own recipes! If anything it should be the fault of all these cookbook writers!... still it bums me out when he doesn't like what I've made! So, he ran out and got Thai food. Sigh. Lucky for him, we have a nice little Thai restaurant about one block from our house. So, we still got to eat dinner together. And now I've got quite a bit of "Sicilian Seitan with Sundried Tomatoes" in the fridge for me. :)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Fancy Cookies & A Dud Dinner
Yes, I know. I have been home for 9 days and I have made 3 batches of cookies. This weekend was a meeting for our Yoga Bookclub. It's a nice bookgroup that my friend Victor and I have organized for ourselves and our yoga students. This time around we were reading "Strength to Love" by Dr. Martin Luther King. I always bake up some sort of yummy vegan treats for book club - to keep the conversation flowing, and also to spread the Good Word of Veganism through delicious baked good. Such a thought-provoking and insightful book deserved something classy... no pink cupcakes with sprinkles, if you know what I mean (not that there's anything wrong with pink cupcakes with sprinkles, right?!). So, I found the recipe for these cool "Fig-Almond-Anise Cookies" from Veganomicon... and decided to give them a try. They are probably not my all-time favorite cookies, but they are absolutely 100% worth making and eating! And I think they are very cool looking with that giant fig on there! And it's super fun to eat that big chewy fig too, it develops a wonderful texture after getting cooked up. The cookies are chewy and dense with a crispy exterior.