Friday, 20 November 2009

You know what I say when I feel like swearing? Fudge!

Been a bad blogger again haven't I!! Well I won't bore you with yakety yak, I'll just get on with pics of some of my recent eats. Starting with Wednesday night's dinner: Roasted tofu and stuffing balls (just packet mix), steamed cabbage, mash and roasty carrots. Sunday lunch on a wednesday night, perfect!


This was a really quick meal. I just sprayed each side of some tofu triangles with a bit of low sodium soy sauce then rubbed some 5 spice powder in and baked it for 30 mins, flipping once. The noodles were just straight to wok rice noodles, red peppers, sliced up mange touts and carrots. I made a sauce with a little peanut butter, lemon juice, soy and 5 spice. Really quick and tasty.


This one took a bit longer, but not that much. I was in the mood for moroccan-inspired foodz. So I made a veggie tagine that had all sorts in: tofu, courgettes, red peppers, onions, brown lentils, tomatoes, apricots, spices and a bit of agave. The couscous was simple - veggie stock, lemon zest and raisins.


But the real star were the flatbreads that I made to go with them. I just eyeballed everything so don't have a recipe really but next time I'll write it down so I can post it.


This was another random dinner. I was not feeling all that inspired and hadn't been food shopping so I just pulled out whatever was in the fridge and that was basically onions, mushrooms and peas! I cooked them up and added some cashew cream (I just whizzed up some cashews and water until they were as smoothe as my processor would get them) and a tonne of nooch. On wholewheat spaghetti with some smoked tofu on the side. Not bad for an uninspired night.


Lastly, last Friday was my dad's birthday and I decided to make cupcakes from a different book than vegan cupcakes take over the world. No disrespect to that book, it's probably my favourite book ever, I just wanted something different. So I made the caramel apple spice cupcakes with penuche frosting from Veganomicon. I'm glad I did cuz they were really REALLY good!!

I found the frosting a bit hard to work with as it set up pretty quick but I got it on as good as I can. So they were not perfect - but it is home cooking after all - not bakery perfection.


The frosting made loads and it was super sweet so I didn't want to pile it all on. I really only used about a third of it on the cupcakes (which I only got 11 out of, despite it saying there'd probably be leftover batter - I guess I filled the cases too much!).

So I figured that instead of freezing yet another load of leftover frosting I'd make into fudge, as it was setting up that way already anyway. So I stired in about 1/3 cup of creamy peanut butter over a low heat to get it to mix, then put it into a plastic food box and left it to set at room temp. Once set (an hr or so later) I cut it into chunks. It was SOOOOO YUMMYYYY!!! For realz. My friends and I ate some of it with our drinks before we went out Friday night.

If you have a go at this, you might want to refrigerate it when you're done pigging out (trust me it's sweet so unless you can tolerate a crap tonne of sugar, you won't be able to eat that much of it in one sitting!). It will stay in shape at room temp but melts a little.


That's all for now, I'll try and not leave it so long next time!

Laterz
xXx

(PS: Post title inspired by this scene in Supernatural. Hehe I Love Dean!!)

13 comments:

  1. hello again, Sal! it made me most happyfaced to see your post pop up in my google reader. yay!

    so many delicious eats! your moroccan-inspired foodz look outstanding, i'm all about the peanutty-noodles 'n 'fu, your fu' & stuffing balls look super stellar, and fudge = the best! mmmmmmmm! i've never made fudge; i think it's about i did! i love that you used the leftover frosting from the ever-so glorious caramel apple cuppies. hellz yeah!

    oh, and your flatbreads look absolutely perfect!

    happy weekend times!

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  2. Ooooh yummy yummy fudge! Fudge will be making an appearance in a few peoples stockings this year (god that sounds wrong!LOL!).
    Loving all your yumz but I'm especially liking the tofu and stuffing balls - ya know what a sucker I am for that stuffing mix.
    :)

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  3. Oh my, everything you make is just out of control looking. I want it all!!!

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  4. Mmmmm... fudge! What a great way to use leftover frosting!

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  5. Ha! That Supernatural clip was too funny!

    Your yakety yak is never boring! That's crazy talk! Every time you post something with tofu you kill me a little. *jealous*

    Happy belated birthday to your dad! Bakery perfect cupcakes have nothing on homemade ones! Perfect schmerfect.

    Way to improvise with the frosting/peanut butter fudgy fudge!

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  6. Oh Dean, I love you so you big goofy sexy doof. Just please eat a little less electrocuted pig thigh, that was gross.
    (Sexiest words out of his mouth ever: 'Go vegan, stay human'... *sigh* Though said in a truly gross episode).

    I love the fudge idea with the frosting, I always find I have lots left over and either end up accumulating in the freezer or just throwing out. I am not a fan of a tonne of sugar.

    Great quick dinner ideas. :)

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  7. The cupcakes and fudge look so good. Yum!

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  8. oh my gosh, that fudge..i just want to take from the screen, haha it looks soo good!
    your moroccan food looks great as well, i looove morrocan food..such distinct and different flavors!

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  9. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
    謝謝你的文章分享,請你有空到我

    參觀,Thanks

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  10. Oh man, peanut butter fudge? That sounds and looks dangerously tasty. Just dip those squares in some chocolate and we'd be talking downright addictive!

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  11. That flatbread looks awesome! Cheater fudge, yum!

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  12. Sal, you are a genius for making that frosting into fudge! I thought about making some fudge yesterday. I am glad I didn't yet. I'll try this!

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  13. Oh man!! I have yet to make vegan FUDGE!!! Looks so good!

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