Monday, June 30, 2008

your brown skin shining in the sun..

So the baby shower was this past weekend and it was really nice and I made for it again, the chocolate peanut butter rice krispie treats because they really are so amazing. I also made the Deli Style Macaroni Salad from Veganomicon.. I didn't get a chance to take a picture.. and I'm not gonna lie, it wasn't the best thing I've had. I used to really like macaroni salad before my vegan days. For some reason though, using veganaise really just puts me off. I'm not sure why.. I eat it when restaurants use it and it's fine.. but I think just using it throws me.. weird. Same with tofutti cream cheese and sour cream.. I think just the fake dairy products in general don't go well with me haha.

For dinner a couple nights ago I made the Hot Sauce Glazed Tempeh and Messy Rice from Veganomicon.

The messy rice was really really delicious and I'd definitely make it again. The tempeh.. was just okay. I am a huge fan of tempeh, I usually prefer it over tofu and seitan. The glaze didn't really get to where I was expecting it to. Perhaps I didn't let it marinate long enough? Although I did it for the hour and I flipped them as well.. So I'm not sure where I went wrong on that one. hmm..
I really want to make the barbecue one from the book as well but hopefully that one will come out better? hmm...


VeggieGirl said...

I made food for a baby shower this weekend too, haha :0)

The messy rice looks delicious!!

Erin said...

Maybe you could try making your own mayos and sour creams from tofu? There are recipes all over the place. And I'd recommend the hot sauce glazed tempeh from VCON, I really liked it.

Anonymous said...

Having eaten the tempeh that night, I must say that I really loved it. The messy rice was amazing as well. One of your best dinners. I must object to the pic of you diapering me, though. Not one of my flattering moments.
Love you, Mom

Bianca said...

Sorry your tempeh didn't turn out as well as you'd like. I usually marinate mine for that recipe overnight and all day before dinnertime. Even though the recipe calls for an hour, I feel like it's not long enough.

I've been wanting to try to invent my own macaroni salad recipe for my cookbook, so I'm avoiding looking at that one in the VCon for fear that I'll subconsciously reproduce it.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Aww, too bad about the tempeh... it *looks* pretty, at least!