Archive for February 7, 2011
Given that it was Super Bowl Sunday and a certain someone decided to buy all of my favourite cheese-flavoured snacks (including Smart Food and Doritos!), I am proud to say that I made it through Day One of my experiment with veganism! I am so glad I made that Edamame Black Bean salad on Friday because I’ve been having it for lunches (I even finished it off for breakfast today!).
I added spinach to bulk it up!
While I stuck to spaghetti with tomato sauce and veggie ground round, Hubby partook in his annual tradition of barbecuing chicken wings in anticipation for the evening’s sporting event. Did I mention we live in Canada?
View through the window because no way was I going outside yesterday!
I knew that I needed to prepare myself with vegan snacks or else the temptation to eat artificially-flavoured cheese products would ultimately overcome me, so I decided to bake the Maple Walnut cookies from the awesome cookbook Vegan with a Vengeance. I don’t feel right copying down the recipe here, but if you click the link you will find that someone else did it for me 🙂
I’ve had this cookbook for years and have always wanted to try this recipe, but I never owned Maple Extract. I was at the Bulk Barn last week and saw it for about $3 so I bought it without blinking an eye. It smells delicious! Has anyone ever thought about making maple-scented perfume? It could be called Canadiana and the bottle could be covered in a little plaid shirt like a lumber jack. Instant best seller, no?
As I am wont to do, these cookies were slightly under-baked, i.e. totally chewy and delicious. I froze half the batch and put out the rest for a few people that stopped by and they were polished off by the end of the night. I think I had four altogether.
So we shall see how Day Two pans out. Of course I will keep you posted!
Henry says that the hand-knit “Storm Trooper” toque is the look for Spring 2011