Archive for the 'Vegan' Category

Strawberry Facial Mask

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Our weather has turned into a bit of a tease lately. We’ve been blessed with clear blue skies, blooming daffodils, and outspoken birds. Just when we think it might be spring, along comes a cold front to frost our lawns and ice our walkways. I’ve been watching our grocery stores play similar tease games with [...]

Pucker Up Pomegranate Truffles: SHF#16

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Creating treasures of culinary aphrodisiacs has been a crafty hobby of mine. My visually accute X-Rated Sweet Pussy Cakes of SHF#13 were a smashing hit, and really deserve more exploration… ahem, in the form of a more explicit tutorial. Another project on the back burner is to make dishes using local company Terra Firma Botanicals’ [...]

Butternut Squash Dhal with Coconut Chutney

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

In these parts, dhal and rice is a staple food. My first encounter with it was at our neighborhood Indian Restaurant’s lunch buffet. Their’s is a black bean color and struck me as tasting like Beanie Weenies, so I tended to skip it. However, my taste buds have grown up and have come around to [...]

Beet and Orange Swirled Pasta IMBB#22

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

This exploration of color certainly rode into town on the coat tails of my amazement with Jello play and color layering. Color on color, flavor with flavor. My favorite pasta dough is actually a bastardization of pasta. It’s a generic hot water dough that I use to make homemade potstickers. It’s just flour with hot [...]

Thanksgiving: Cranberry Satsuma Relish

Friday, November 25th, 2005

As tasty as it is, photographing half attacked pheasant doesn’t yield the most aesthetically pleasing image! This Thanksgiving I had the pleasure of having my first taste of this bird , and also actually enjoying crispy turkey skin for the first time too. The turkey was BBQ’ed which yielded an amazing outer skin! Not usually [...]

Vegan Gussied Up Chocolate Mousse Kisses

Thursday, October 6th, 2005

For the sweet finishing touch to our vegan meal, I decided to play up some chocolate tofu mousse. In cute tiny cordial glasses, I piped in a tower of tofu mousse made up with raspberry liquor and then drowned each tower with a flavorful moat. Raspberry Cordial with Chocolate Mousse Kiss The key to this [...]

Vegan Crispy Potato Cakes with Beet Salad

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

The main course of my IMBB 19 meal. This dish was largely inspired by an advertisement I’ve been pining over the last several months for the Bermuda Culinary Festival in October. This ad features a thick fried cake atop a salad of shredded carrots and topped with baby greens; Mmmm more fried goodness. I dressed [...]

Sesame-Crusted Oyster Mushroom Calamari with Toasted Sesame Carrot Salad

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

This recipe was the first dish in my IMBB vegan meal. Reading this recipe in the Artful Vegan inspired me to cook it up and try my first oyster mushrooms. The notes preceeding the recipe stated that a recently wedded couple, who are fans of the Millennium Restaurant (whose recipes make up this cookbook), requested [...]

IMBB 19: I Can’t Believe I Ate Vegan!

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Sam is hosting a wonderful event to inspire us to “surprise” someone with a vegan meal. Given my appreciation of the creativity of vegan cooking I quickly used this opportunity to kick around one of my favorite fussy cookbooks, the Artful Vegan. I’ve had fun springing tofu surprises on my co-workers (who now suspiciously eye [...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Ice Cream

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

I seem to work in progressions or themes in my cooking. No sooner did I taste the Chubby Hubby Tofu Mousse, did I realize I wanted to test out tofu in its ice cream making abilities. The chocolate peanut butter mousse, Chubby Hubby Goodness, is a variation on a ubiquitous tofu mousse recipe that is [...]