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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Smokey Roasted Yellow Pepper Sauce

Inspiration: Sauce for The best crab cakes ever.

Easy and quick to make and makes any plate look beautiful!  Served here with Crispy Vegan "Meatballs".

Crispy Vegan Meatballs with Smokey Roasted Yellow Pepper Sauce

Inspiration:  My mom's Sweet and Sour Meatballs (always a huge hit)!

These are great as a bite on their own, with your choice of sauce or with this smokey roasted yellow pepper sauce.    Keep in mind that they are more fragile than regular meatballs as they do not benefit from the binding of the cooked meat and eggs.  Handle them delicately.  You will be surprised at how truly delicious they are.  They can also be made ahead of time and frozen.  Gently reheat thawed "meatballs" in a 350°F (175°C) oven when you are ready to serve them.

Garnish with some diced lebanese pickled radish for colour and micro greens - this makes a delicious and impressive appetizer.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Chestnut and Leek Stuffed Mushrooms with Soy Lemon Pepper Sauce (Vegan)

Inspiration:  Best marinade recipe ever for Beef or Chicken Brochettes 

Be generous with the sauce and top with fried carrots (see how to make them below)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Jumbo Fluffy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)

Inspiration:  Favorite after school treat as a child

When these come out of the oven, they are crispy on the outside and fluffy and tender on the inside.  Delicious!  Make a big batch and freeze them.   Not overly sweet, they make an easy, ready-to-go snack or breakfast. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Slab Pizza (Vegan or Not)

Inspiration:  Pizza Mia at the Atwater Market

The crust and sauce of this pizza are completely vegan - what you choose to put on it is entirely up to you - enjoy!

Half Vegan and half topped with some crumbled feta cheese!