OK jumping forward a bit, this was dinner for my 3 besties, who came over on Saturday night. I made the coconut lemon bundt cake from Veganomicon. I ordered a bundt tin from amazon, but it didn't arrive in time, so I made it in a regular tin and it burnt a wee bit. Sadface! However, it was still really really good! I can't wait to try it again in the right tin, if the sucka ever arrives. I used lite coconut milk in this.
It was a Veganomicon kinda night, because I decided I do not cook from that book enough, and it's awesome. So I made the saffron garlic rice (although I only used 2 cloves of garlic, as my friends are not as into it as me).
And the Chickpeas Romesco. I LOVED this. I think the only change I would make next time is to maybe use ground almonds, as my food processor didn't get them as fine as I think they need to be. Aside from that it was delicious.
The side dishes were just some blanched green beans that I then sauteed with shallots and some baked tofu. I made the marinade up as I went along, so I can't remember exactly what was in it, but from memory I think I added some wine, sherry vinegar, agave, paprika and vegan worcester sauce. I burnt it a bit (theme of the night??) but it was still not bad and all got eaten!
And this was yesterday's lunch. A quesadilla I made with cheezly white cheddar and jarred salsa. Easy and quick (and yummy!). My dad said I shouldn't post it as it was burnt (recurring theme...) but I think it was just well done! :-)
Hope you all had a fab break and if like me you celebrated an anniversary of being vegan on 1st January - Happy Veganniversary!! Mine was 4 years! :0)