August 31, 2008

Instead of figuring out what the heck happened to the sidebar on my blog,

I made the Peach Upside-Down Cake from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen. Baking is so much more fun than html. Evidence:

With vanilla soy ice cream. Hot damn.

My cousin Jennifer went to the peach festival in Grand Junction (There is a peach festival in Colorado!?) and brought me back loads of lovely peaches, so that's how the cake happened. As for the side bar hanging out the bottom of the blog, I have no idea how that happened. Let me know if you have any ideas.

Update! I fixed it! Woo! To celebrate, go to FFVK and make that cake.

August 22, 2008

Bittersweet's Vegan's Hundred

Speaking of My Sweet Vegan, Hannah Kaminsky recently gave us The Vegan's Hundred, a list of one hundred items every vegan foodie should try at least once. Here are her instructions, and my list:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one.
5) Pass it on!

1. Natto
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble
4. Haggis
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue
8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a street cart
16. Boba Tea
17. Black truffle (Only the oil. Want badly to try this.)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (Apple and Strawberry wine! Classy!)
19. Gyoza
20. Vanilla ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Ceviche
24. Rice and beans
25. Knish
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper (I have no idea what this is.)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Caviar
29. Baklava
30. Pate(They gave us vegan pate on the plane on the way home from Paris. Weird and awesome.)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl (This sounds awesome right about now.)
33. Mango lassi
34. Sauerkraut(Blech).
35. Root beer float
36. Mulled cider
37. Scones with buttery spread and jam
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Fast food french fries
41. Raw Brownies
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl
44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Stroopwafle
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi
49. Glazed doughnut (Voodoo Doughnut! Woo!)
50. Seaweed
(Currently eating a chickpea hijiki salad sandwich.)
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Tofurkey
54. Sheese
55. Cotton candy
56. Gnocchi
57. PiƱa colada
58. Birch beer
59. Scrapple (Oh goodness. I had a roommate that would eat non vegan scrapple. Yech.)
60. Carob chips (Not a fan.)
61. S’mores
62. Soy curls
63. Chickpea cutlets
64. Curry
65. Durian
66. Homemade Sausages
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
68. Smoked tofu (Nom).
69. Fried plantain
70. Mochi
71. Gazpacho
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies
73. Absinthe (Only the fake kind, so I don't think it counts).
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can
76. Pomegranate
77. Fauxstess Cupcake
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
79. Jerky
80. Croissants
81. French onion soup
82. Savory crepes
83. Tings (Also eating these right now).
84. A meal at Candle 79
85. Moussaka
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
88. Flowers
89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate
91. Seitan
92. Kimchi
93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate
96. Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk (What? There is such a thing?)
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough

I learned several things from this list:

1. What Natto and Mango lassi are
2. That I will eat anything, so long as it's vegan
3. That I am not sure if the period goes inside or outside the parentheses when the entire sentence is in parentheses

Your turn.

<3 Abbie

August 19, 2008

Do you have My Sweet Vegan yet?

If you don't, go get it.

These Chocolate-Glazed Peanut Butter Scones are amazing. I subbed in whole wheat pastry flour so that I could justify eating them for breakfast, and they were totally delicious.

These scones were also my first attempt at high altitude baking, and were a success. Woo!

August 16, 2008

I promise that this is not becoming a Watercourse blog.

It's only that I just moved, and I happen to live a few blocks away, and they happen to have vegan milkshakes. 

The object of my distraction. 

I have been roadtripping and visiting family and job hunting and apartment hunting and furniture hunting and not cooking and not taking pictures of the delicious things I've been eating. So I haven't had much time or much to write about. But I have lovely new kitchen (New gas stove! Whee!) and a nine to five sort of job, so I am back.