Monday, December 20, 2010

More Treats From Bunners Bake Shop



Yes, we were supposed to go only once a week, but we sort of cheated because we have been day dreaming about the sweets at Bunners Bake Shop (http://www.bunners.ca/shop/).
I can honestly say that I dont think ive ever had vegan baked goods that tasted THIS good. Ive had awesome vegan desserts before, but this shop sells over the top delicious sweets.
I cant wait to go again.

Conrad's favourite is the Chocolate (or Double Chocolate) Cookie Creamies
Julie's favourite is the Red Velvet (or pretty much any one of the cupcakes) cupcake.

This stuff is to die for. Yum.

Tofu Pasta


Last night Julie made an awesome pasta. The noodles were made out of tofu (like a fettuccine noodle) with pasta sauce on top (veggie ground, spinach, tomatoes, celery, mushrooms, zucchini, garlic and onions). Topped with a sprinkle of Diaya.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our Take on Indian Cuisine


Tonight we made a very yummy Indian inspired dinner.

The cooked chickpeas (from dry, and soaked overnight) were added to a hot pot of fried onions, cumin, bay leaf, black peppercorns, turmeric, and garlic.

The eggplant was started with oil, then zucchinis were added, followed by garlic and tomatoes.
Spices included ginger, garlic, hot chili flakes, turmeric and cumin.

Not quite as authentic tasting as when we go out to our favourite Indian restaurant, but nonetheless delicious. Full of wonderful flavours and aromas. This place still smells wonderful.

Veggies + Soba Noodles + Tempeh


Last night Julie made a delicious meal of veggies, soba noodles and marinated tempeh (marinated in: sesame oil, soya sauce, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup)
Quick and delicious.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Gluten Free + Vegan Baked Store


A couple days ago a new store opened up in the neighborhood (to close for our own good). Its called Bunners (Bunners.ca ) and they sell SUPER tasty vegan gluten free baked goods. We came to try out an assortment of their treats on their very first morning... however we ate most of what we bought before we thought to take a picture and post it here on our blog.

What we ate (sorry no pictures)
"Gypsy Cookie" = amazing
"Red Velvet Cupcake" = amazing (their cream is awesome)
"Apple/Cinnamon Muffin" = really good
"Chocolate Cookie Cream Sandwich" (as seen above in the picture, and yes the picture was taken in our car, because it didnt survive the trip home) = OMG amazing.

(yes we indulged ourselves... ahem... dont judge)

Check these people out if you want something tasty.
If anyone thinks that vegan baked goods suck, they couldnt be more wrong... we know where all the great vegan baked goods are to be found in Toronto.

French Inspired Onion Pie



The other night, yes, we havent been updating the blog every night... anyway...
Julie made a French Onion Pie that was to die for.

The inner workings:
Homemade crust (from scratch) using spelt flour.
The onion filling included:
-tofu
-onion
-flour
-baking powder
-almond milk
-nutmeg
-black pepper
-salt

Process:
The crust was formed and pre-baked to get crisper.
The next step was a layer of daiya "cheese", zucchini (grated), and then the onion filling added on top followed with more Daiya to complete the dish. Asparagus was cooked on the side

This was a new dish, and it has been added into our "to do again" list.

Pizza Night!


A few nights ago Conrad made a "cheezie" vegan pizza that was more then tasty.
We tried out two different kind of vegan cheese: Diaya (left side of the pizza) + Teese (right side of the pizza)
The Diaya was definitely the better of the two.

Toppings:
The crust is a whole wheat pizza dough, flattened and slightly pre-baked without the toppings to make it crispier.
On top of that came a layer of flax seeds, garlic powder, basil pesto, "cheese", mushrooms, yellow bell pepper, asparagus, zucchini and an additional layer of "cheese".

mmmm... typing this now is making me hungry again.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls and Rapini


Last night we had stuffed cabbage rolls and rapini.
Inside the stuffed cabbage were mushrooms, wild rice and onions, with tomatoes on top. The rapini was prepared with mushrooms and fresh garlic.

Tasty.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sweet Potato "Pot Pie"



Tonight Julie slaved over the kitchen and created an amazing new dish, inspired by a conventional pot pie, but definitely made better vegan.
Starting from the bottom up:
Celery, mushrooms, carrots, lentils, leeks, red peppers and kale. Spices include garlic, cayenne pepper, italian herbs and sage. On top of that a layer of Daiya "cheese". On top of that a layer of sweet potato mash. Baked in the oven.
amazing.

Gluten Free Pasta "a la" Veggie Sauce


Last night for dinner Julie prepared a wonderful gluten free dinner. The noodles are made out of spinach and rice. The sauce had grounded up tofu, zucchini, mushrooms, celery, garlic, onion and tomatoes. Diaya "cheese" on top for extra deliciousness.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dinner: Tempeh "Bacon" with Leeks/Kasha and Kale


Another amazing meal prepared by the ever talented Julie.
The tempeh was steamed then marinated with liquid smoke, maple syrup and soy sauce. The kasha and leek were added together.
The greens included kale, red pepper and mushrooms with garlic and Cajun spice.
Vegan foods are awesome and tasty.


Raw Lunch - Onion Bread Sandwich + Side Salad

















Usually only dinners make it onto our blog, however today our lunch looked (and tasted) too good to pass up.
For lunch we made a 100% raw sandwich and a side salad.
The sandwich was made with raw onion bread (dehydrated onions, flax seeds, sunflower seeds) topped with basil pesto, lettuce mix, avocado and tomato.
The side salad included mixed lettuce greens, cucumber, radish, carrots, red peppers and raspberry dressing.
We added a side of (store bought) sesame seed tofu.
One of the best lunches ever.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

New Quiche - Cheezy, Vegan, and Freaken Delicious


Hello everyone,
tonight Julie and I prepared a new quiche (our first quiche since earlier in the year).
We made the crust from scratch (new reciepe from the cookbook Veganomicon). The crust was perfect (we had issues with crusts from scratch before).
The filling of the quiche included: Kale, leaks, tofu, mushrooms, spinach, red pepper and Diaya "cheese" (vegan of course)

It was THE best quiche we have ever made.
The two of us nearly ate it all.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Green Beans, Tofu + Cashews = YUM
















So yes, we havent posted any new dishes for MONTHS, cause we got sorta lazy... anyway, we are back (perhaps not every day).

Last night, Julie made an absolutely delicious dinner.
The tofu and cashews were baked, then added to the green beans and jasmine rice noodle.
It was very very tasty.