Sunday, September 24, 2006

Bday Dinner

I have several pic to post..

First, Coconut Curry Sweet Potato Soup and homemade Rye Bread

sorry for the blur.. batteries were dying again. My camera is very fussy. Why can't I upload pics here? I am getting really annoyed. I can only post them in HTML.


Andrew wanted Salad, Garlic Bread, Baked Ziti and Cheesecake for his bday dinner. I made both vegan and non vegan baked ziti and a total non vegan cheesecake, which I did not take a pic of. I also made the BEST EVER CARROT CAKE.. vegan of course, from VwaV.. only I used walnuts instead of macadamia nuts due to the insane price. These vegan desserts are soo good! I've always hated cake because of the eggs. I could taste them in everything. Same with cookies. It's a good thing I don't have a sweet tooth.

Salad and vegan garlic bread (from scratch)

The best ever carrot cake, with a lemon nutmeg glaze

The whole spread.. the vegan baked is on the left. It's hard to tell the difference from looks alone. The next time, I will try to pass it off... I have tons leftover for the freezer! I'll let you know it if passes the test when I serve it again.

The Bday boy.. this was the best shot I could get of him, due to his wanting to goof off. Happy 15th bday Andrew! Excuse my tacky panel in the backround. I really need to paint my kitchen. Can you paint over panel? Who in their right mind would put panel in a kitchen???

30 comments:

  1. you are kidding me with that cake? You went out and bought it from a professional bakery? If not, you need to start you own professional bakery, because it is absolutley gorgeous. I can only imagine how fabulous it tasted!

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  2. You are such a great cook. I can't believe the sheer amount of delicious treats for the b-day boy. He's one lucky kid. As a matter of fact, your whole family is very lucky.

    As for the pics, I use flickr to upload my pics. Then, you can copy the picture's url into the html part of your post on blogger. I've never had any problems with doing it this way. I did have some confusion figuring out how to do it at first so if you decide you really want to use flickr, let me know and I'll email you the quick and easy version of how to use it. my email address is vivaciousvegan at gmail dot com.

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  3. That is one seriously lucky birthday boy- I hope he appreciates his mom! That food made me want to drool, even the blurry picture. Yum!

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  4. Aw well I hope it was a completely fun day for your son.
    by the fact that he wouldn't sit still I'm saying it was

    teddy

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  5. You're unbelievable, Melody. What a baker/cook/chef extraordinaire!

    Your son is such at "THAT age." Boy, (girl,) do i know about that. My 14-year-old nephew... i love him though!

    Happy b'day to him, Melody.

    Your photos look great to me by the way!

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  6. WOW! 15! Happy Birthday to him! Driving's next, eh!? The food looks wonderful!!! Lucky boy!

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  7. Yum! Soup with homemade bread, always a great combo. That looks like a fabulous birthday meal :) Happy Birthday to your son!!!

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  8. I wish my birthday meal looked so good! :)

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  9. Happy birthday, Andrew!

    :D Mikaela

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  10. Wow, what a birthday spread! I wish someone would cook a great meal like that for me.

    I do think you can paint over panel, at least I've seen it done on TV, and with some good looking results.

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  11. That's a fantastic birthday spread! Happy 15th to Andrew!

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  12. Melody, can I have my birthday at your house ? Pleaaaaaase ???
    A Happy (belated) Birthday to Andrew !

    Congrats on being an aunty :)

    And yes, you can definitely paint paneling... ;-)

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  13. You're family is so lucky 'cuz your food always looks awesome. I agree with Megan, the cake looks like you bought it from a bakery.

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  14. the whole spread looks so amazingly delicious, mel! and happy b-d Andrew -- the last photo is my favorite.

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  15. Happy 15th b'day Andrew!!!!!!!!

    I wish we had all been there to share that amazing dinner! Lol! it all looks so very good! I LOVE your carrot cake!!!! It is perfection!!!! Great work!

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  16. what an amazing b'day feast. that cake looks divine.

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  17. I'm going crazy over here for Arwen pics!

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  18. ahh you are the best mom ever! all you food looks fab.. again you are truly amazing!
    Happy 15th..b-day boy!
    ah ya my birthday is at the end of march.. are ya busy?

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  19. OMG, that cake! You son is one lucky kid to have you for a mom. I haven't made baked pasta in a while, some lasagna sounds really good. I need to make some of that tofu/basil ricotta.

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  20. Happy Birthday & Congrats!!

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  21. what a lucky kid! your photos looks way better than mine, i love how they look.
    droling here!
    Happy 15th Andrew!

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  22. Happy birthday to the boy! Jeez, how lucky is he! Everything looks delicious, good thing I have VwaV! I will definitely look at that cake.

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  23. Happy 15th Andrew... and many more!

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  24. I stopped by your blog again, and was loving the icing on that carrot cake! lol! I know I already commented here on this blog post, but the icing!!! It's falling perfectly all around your cake so I had to take another look. Lol!

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  25. Andrew is a cutie!! Happy birthday.

    That carrot cake rocks - it is truly the best. Good idea with the lemon nutmeg glaze.

    -Crystal

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  26. That is quite a spread for your son's birthday.

    Everything looks soooo good.

    That is an insane amount of cooking for one night. He must have been very happy.

    Sorry I haven't responded to your email, I'll get on that today!

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  27. I loooooooooove the cake! It looks so pretty and I bet it tasted good. Are you willing to share the recipe? Also, the soup looks FANTASTIC! Recipe for that too? :D

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  28. Yummy...and what a goodlooking young man! HB!

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  29. can you cook for my birthday too?! ;) just fabulous!

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  30. What a birthday dinner! That cake! That salad! That soup! You rock!

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