Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I say "southern-style" because I am fairly sure that no one south of the Mason-Dixon line actually eats anything like this. This dish just kind of came together on the fly and I was happy with the result. I knew the kids would totally freak out if I made them eat greens on anything that looked like a burger, so I let them eat them on the side. They still did not thank me.
Friday, April 24, 2009
The other night we went to a pasta dinner at the boys' school--a way to meet with other parents and build school spirit. We had a great time, but between chatting and trying to shove pasta into the mouths of kids, Vegan Mom and I really didn't eat a lot. We were both feeling pretty peckish later that evening so I whipped up these fantastic quesedillas (he said, tooting his own horn).
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Boy are my kids getting tired of the greens! Ha! Too bad, laddies! I keep giving them the same lecture on getting enough iron, calcium, etc. Of course, they can't really complain when the food tastes this good. I took the recipe from Best Ever Curry Cookbook and adapted the method.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
So much going on here lately. The battle to keep our community school open continues . . . hard to say if we are making progress. I also broke my KitchenAid mixer, which means I had to close down the bakery. I was planning to stop when the baby came in June, so this just hastened the inevitable. There was no way to knead everything by hand and still make money. It's still sad, though, because I really enjoyed baking for the neighbourhood. But, there is still plenty of other things to do, which means quick and easy meals like this are always welcome.
Monday, April 13, 2009
This is something I put together in my quest to get more kale into my diet. As far as I remember, channa is the hindi word for chickpeas, and saag means spinach. This dish is packed with all sorts of nutritional goodness, and even though they protested at first, the boys ate all their greens.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Just a quick post tonight. The past week has been absolutely insane. First, the trustees are trying to shut down the boys' school--the oldest continually operating elementary school in northern Ontario. We have hosted several meetings (with plenty of vegan baking to go around), and have spent a lot of time organizing, writing letters, etc. Here is the website dedicated to saving the school if you are interested. In the midst of it all, our basement flooded with all the melting snow. That was fun. Of course, today we had a snow storm and the temperature has dropped below zero. Ah, spring. And then there are the stacks of essays to grade . . . . There is no better time for fast and easy food. I made these potatoes to accompany the maple barbecue tofu.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
A few weeks ago I installed the Canadian Living app on my iPod, hoping it would provide some good recipe ideas. To my surprise, I have been bookmarking just about every recipe of the day. Today's recipe is based on a pork recipe, and it caught my interest because it used maple syrup. I was a little disappointed that the maple syrup flavour did not come through in the end--it would be cheaper and just as tasty to use brown sugar. This is very simple and very tasty.
- 1 pkg of extra firm tofu, cut into triangles