Ahhhhhh. Do you hear that? It’s the sound of I, the midwest vaygun, having a peaceful morning in my jammies, drinking chai and thinking about food. not school, not money, just food. it’s amazing. I dropped out of school last week to put the focus back on the things that really matter in life, and i couldn’t be happier. We have alot of cathcing up to do, blog and I. so here’s the shake down: Thanksgiving was rad! I made Todd X’s vegan pecan pie! and it was heavenly. I also made my own version of seitan roulade, with mixed results (i will tackle this another day). and i had the BEST green bean casserole of my life, thanks to my sis becca. the majority of the pics are from a shitty camera phone so i left most of them out.
Also, i became re-acquainted with The HardTimes Cafe, why did i forget about thee for so long!? the entire menu is vegan/vegetarian with a huge mexican section, and probably the best biscuits and gravy i’ve had in awhile. They are open super late too, so now i know where the after bar sugar fix is coming from:)
And before i forget, the Triple Rock now has vegan cupcakes from Miel Y Leche! so good!
here’s what i’ve been up to food-wise since my last visit, so enjoy!
todd x's vegan pecan pie- unbaked
* this was hands down the BEST version of pecan pie i’ve ever had. you can find the recipe at the PPK blogs, or at getsconed! jus give ‘er a google!
african sweet potato and peanut stew from vegan planet
chickpea noodle soup-with stars! from veganomicon
vegan almond feta! from the vegetarian times, thanks becca!
chickpea cutlets! i make em by the dozen! from veganomicon
thanksgiving take 5! cutlets, mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy and stuffing!
creamy tomato soup from fresh from the vegetarian slow cooker
vegan grilled cheeze FTW
and now an ode to the most important meal of the day:
chocolate raspberry from the wedge
black forest from the wedge
cookies and cream cupcake from VCTOTW
vegan peanut butter cupcake from Meil Y Leche @ the triple rock