Cooking Delights

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Mexican Lasagna

This is another recipe from Dreena's new cook book Eat Drink and be Vegan. This recipe is super healthy. The legumes give a great boost of fiber and protein. I wasn't overly fond of the cooked avacado, but next time I think I would just leave it out. I love these layer casseroles.


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving - Canada

For Thanksgiving this year I made Walnut, White Bean & Spinach Phyllo Rolls from Dreena's new cook book, Eat Drink and Be Vegan. I folded the phyllo into triangles and served it as appetizers to my family. Then the vegans in the family ate the rolls with cranberry sauce for their main dish. It was yummy and received rave reviews. I also made the chocolate pumpkin pie. I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of it, but here is Dreena's picture here.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Cafe 668, Toronto

Cafe 668 is my absolute favourite veggie restaurant in Toronto. Now with their new digs down the road it is actually a place you can go for a nice dinner out. Add to that the fact that they now serve alcohol and you have a proper evening out.

Here I am raising a glass to our dinner. The front of the restaurant looking out onto the street is glass from floor to ceiling.

This is the famous and very delicious cafe 668 salad.

We also started with pan fried dumplings...notice we forgot to take a photo until half way through. My daughter, Trinity, loved these.

This is the crispy house noodles. YUMMY!

We always order the curries here. I love the texture and flavour of these coconut curries. This is the vegetable curry.

This is my favourite dish, the coconut curried eggplant.

At the front door they have these really cute pinapple plants.

Here's my husband, Tim, getting fancy with the photography using the mirrors on the west wall. Check out the new digs for Cafe 668. They are totally gorgeous and the food is absolutely delicious.

My first recipe from Eat Drink and Be Vegan

I was totally starving and exhausted after all my coaching calls last night, but hubby was out with the car which made take out a mute point. I decided to whip up the sun dried tomato pesto from Dreena's new cook book, Eat Drink and be Vegan. This recipe was super easy and delicious. I think I whipped it up in the same amount of time that it would have taken me to get take out. This recipe is satisfying without any cheese and filled with nuts for protein.

I served it with a nice Shiraz. This South African red wine was bold and full of flavour, just the way I like it! Isn't the cork cute with the giraffe on it?


Friday, October 05, 2007

Mango Bundles

Earlier this week Trinity and I made these darling mango bundles from Quick Fix Vegetarian. These were really fun and easy to make. I cut up the mango and Trinity did all the assembly work. They were quick and easy and really impressive. Tastey too!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I got mine!

Today I received my copy of Eat Drink and Be Vegan in the mail. Dreena has really outdone herself this time. I can't wait to try the white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies, chocolate pumpkin pie and the more natural rice krispie squares. Oh yeah, there are lots of recipes of food too, not just desserts! LOL! Congratulations Dreena!

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