Saturday, October 13, 2007

FOOODIIIEESSS!

I've been trying to post here and this is the second time. Anyone else having technical difficulties?
I pressure cooked a pound of chickpeas this morning and turned half of it into roasted red pepper hummus. Declicious! I also made a very lowfat baba ganoush, which paired with the hummus, veggies and 40 calorie whole grain mini pitas, made a filling and delicious lunch for two. I'm sure these two spreads will make their way into my new laptox lunchbox system! I'm such a food porn geek. Yes, I'll take pictures. hehe

Made a bunch of sauted veggies in my cast iron. Used some for pizzas. No pics of that. We'll use the rest in scrambles, quesadillas and wraps this week.
God loves vegan food. See how she shines her rays down on it!
Dreena posted this recipe last week and I was drooling at the thought. Of course, I don't follow recipes, so I used my teryiyaki glaze mixed with lots of wasabi paste to flavor up these roasted chickpeas. Hell yeah! Topped with nori shreds. I am in LOVE! Thanks Dreena, for the inspiration. Wasabi Peas were my favorite junk food before, and now I have no need for them. I'm going to tinker a bit and these will be going in my cookbook.
Again, a gross picture (and thanks to all of you who said the food didn't look gross.. I'm OK with the fact that some food doesn't photograph well.. we all know it is often the tastiest!..)
Last week, I created a zuchinni bread/muffin recipe that was vegan of course, sugar free, very low fat and whole grain. It turned out a bit dry. It would have been PERFECT with another cup of applesauce... anyways... I ate most of the muffins at work for breakfast since they were super healthy and I don't let things go to waste.. but parked the sliced loaf of bread in the freezer. I figured it would be PERFECT for "french toast" and I was right! Two slices of this bread provided 18 grams of complete protein and 10 grams of fiber. I used a soymilk/chickpea flour/spiced mixture for the french toast and made a cranberry apple sauce spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg (stevia sweetened) to top it. Of course, we finished it off with some powdered sugar. I cooked them in my cast iron with olive oil spray. (don't knock it til ya try it! Olive oil is delicious with sweet goods.. it lends a buttery flavor),,

I started a photography blog here to post non-food photos. My goal is to take a non-food photo per day. Work doesn't count, since I often take so many pics my head spins.. but they aren't creative in nature, so they don't count.
Next week is the Boston Vegetarian Food festival! I will be assisting with a demo.. when I know the details, I'll let you all know! If any Boston peeps are there, I hope we can meet up!

26 comments:

  1. wow, that hummus, baba ganoush, chickpeas (love your rendition of Dreena's recipe!) and the zucchini bread look too delicious for words!

    too bad I'm not in Boston anymore - I'd love to meet you!! but have fun at the festival!!

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  2. Glad it wasn't just me with the photos! I though it was a connectiveity problem.

    Your grub looks fab, as always. I have got to try those chickepas....they are surpassing hte Seitan O'Greatness log in popoularity, right?

    A photography class? You shoul dbe teaching the class, I think. :)

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  3. Your idea with the wasabi chickpeas is brilliant! I can't wait to try them. And OMG, just thinking about the zucchini bread as french toast...sounds delicious.

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  4. oh wow! Thats awesome. Go you!! The pics look great. Can't wait to go check out the new photo blog.

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  5. wasabi chick peas! I can't wait to try that!

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  6. oh i love both those dips.Blogger does have its funny days, when u wont get anything done.Pictures wont upload and the comments u leave wont go across. Its a pain but it usually is ok the next day.

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  7. I'm now definately feeling the need for some hummus--looks good.

    I'll be at the BVS Food Fest this weekend selling some baked goods and such. Stop by! It'll be fun, but will keep me from seeing much of Food Fest like the demos and such, which is sad.

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  8. Can I just say, I LOVE the photo with god's rays shining down munificently on the food! That is a great photo, and hilarious too. I'm sure that god, were she to exist, would prefer vegan food. Love for all of creation and all that...

    By the way, I'm going to be at Boston Veg Fest! You have to tell me what your display is so I can stop by!

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  9. Wasabi chickpeas sound really enticing.

    I'll definitely be at the vegfest. I'm planning to volunteer in the morning from 7:30 to 10. Then I'll be walking. Hopefully we'll get to say hi!

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  10. What a fantastic idea to use the zucchini bread as french toast. And you're right, often the 'ugliest' food is the tastiest.

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  11. I love that you were able to capture the sun's ray's shining down on that delicious food! It's beautiful! I so wanted to go to the Boston Veg Fest this year but I had to go and have a baby. maybe next year. have fun!

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  12. the colors all look so gorgeous!

    And how exciting to see that Melomeals is going to be an eatery- where where where will it be?

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  13. As usual, everything looks so good...even the "ugly" pic ;)

    OMG, I must make those chickpeas!

    French toast has me drooling too... Might try that with my banana bread as it sometimes turns out a bit dry. Think I should use more applesauce and not so much brown rice syrup.

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  14. Mmmm ...I could rally go for that French toast right now. Maybe tonight will be a breakfast for dinner night.

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