winter has finally set in, and with it comes the lack of blogging motivation that only 4:30 pm sunsets and 9 degree winds can inspire. on the plus side, it also inspires the more laborious side of kitchen handiwork; i make raised breads, pounds of seitan, fresh pastas, and every roasted root vegetable i can get my little mitts on. with the hubbs working most sundays, i can cut loose in the kitchen for hours, hollering along to my favorite stations on pandora (today, willie nelson!) and cook up a weeks worth of meals while simultaneously keeping the house toasty warm. one a side note, since the hubbs is gone most sunday mornings, we make up for it by having brunch for sunday dinner! breakfast + dinner = dinfast? brinner?
lentil tacos and mexicali roasted veggies from 'skinny bitch, ultimate everyday cookbook'
tortilla rice soup- maybe from epicurious.com?
myself (r) and fellow seitan worshipper "Tanya Lasagna" (lol, image dimensions are 500x666, what a coincidence)
thanksgiving prep station, complete with half eaten bahn mi!
sexy cranberry, pecan, wild rice and breadcrumb stuffing
Tasagna's awesome slippers
stuffing and rolling our roulades
thanksgiving, vegan style
clockwise from lower center; maple glazed yams and sweet potatoes with pecans, green bean casserole with cream of onion soup and fried onion topping, seitanic roulade, herbed stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry raspberry relish.
tempeh tarragon, broccolini, cashew cream scalloped potatoes
barbecue tofu, cripsy polenta, and braised kale. yes, i routinely drink coffee with lunch :)
wild mushroom rissotto from 'skinny bitch ultimate everyday cookbook.
coconut red curry with baked tofu
spiced delicata squash, tempeh sausage crumbles, braised kale and some sort of cranberry-leek-quinoa concoction
pickled hot peppers from our garden!
maple pecan pie from 'vegan pie in the sky'
Manhattans in my grandmother’s vintage glassware
rosemary rolls rising in my cast iron pan
seitan tarragon stew