My First Turnips - in Turnip Soup, Chili Pasta Sauce

For the soup, adapted from here:

Peel a couple turnips, carrots, 1 onion.  Sauté.  Add in canned tomatoes, paprika, 1 cup white wine, water and vegetarian beef bouillon, thyme, and a bay leaf.  Also dump in a half pound of dried, soaked beans.  Leave to simmer until beans are cooked.  Add in corn starch slurry to thicken.  Yum!  Oh, yes, don’t forget the vegetarian beef.

For the pasta sauce, adapted from A Dash of Flavour:

Saute 1 small red onion and 2 carrots for a couple minutes, then add in 4 cloves garlic and a portobello.  Saute until tender almost, and then add the better part of a bunch of spinach.  When spinach wilts, add in 2 small cans of tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, lots of chopped parsley, cumin, chili powder, rosemary, and vegetarian beef bouillon.  Simmer unitl ready to serve.  Serve over pasta.


Roasted Brussel Sprouts in Apricot Sauce

Dinner cooking for 26/12

The brussel sprouts were roasted with a bit of olive oil and dill, then topped with a sauce of microwaved sugar free apricot jam and lemon juice.  Yum! 
And I finally tried one of the muffins, too.


Toasty Veggie Super Awesome Sandwich

Adapted from this.

Grill up portobellos, onions, and bell pepper.  In a small pan mix 1/4 c water, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp flour, and 1 tsp chicken bullion, and simmer until thick.  Slather bread with sauce, veggies, and top with shredded vegan cheese.  Toast in the oven until crispy.

Indulge in an amazing lunch, and savour every crunch.  No rhyme intended.


Christmas Dinner - Pizza

I used this crust (nixing the oil), which I had frozen some time ago, and grilled it for about 10 minutes.  The sauce was a mixture of tomato sauce, Italian seasonings, fresh parsley oregano, fennel seeds and garlic powder.  The veggie toppings consisted of grilled mushrooms, onion, and bell pepper, and some wilted spinach.  Topping everything was some black olives and vegan mozzarella cheese.  The whole thing was grilled for around 10 minutes.  Slice and serve!

Just an FYI - if you split the crust into 10 balls, each one will be about 200 calories.  Then you add your toppings etc., and split it with a friend.  You have yourself a 150 calorie pizza!

Vegan Whole Wheat Fat Free (aka super healthy) Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

So.  Just a note, in case anyone in the world ever gets around to reading this.  I got tired of writing on this blog, so much, so frequently, and no one read it.  So I stopped for a couple of months.  And then I ran into What The Hell Does A Vegan Eat Anyway - the most amazing blog in the world.  So, I was inspired to take up blogging again, only with a different format.  I'm not going to write that much - in fact, as little as possible!  So, here's to the new blog.

Christmas morning breakfast – Lemonpoppy seed muffins (whole wheat, vegan, fat free)
I used all applesauce and the optional ginger.  Make 1 bakers’ dozen (aka 13) mini muffins.