Monday, September 17, 2007

Comfort, vegetables, and cobbler

I'm finally getting back into my cooking groove. It has been so easy to just pick up something at one of the many veg friendly restaurants around here, and not have to deal with cooking. Especially niceafter a long, laborious 9 hour work day. But, now that I don't have to deal with such a demanding job anymore, I can get back to cooking my own meals. Good thing, because I missed my cooking utensils, and the feel of heat emitting from a hot oven, plus I had some veggies in my fridge in major need of chopping and sauteeing.

Meals have still been kept pretty simple. One night I made some quick tomato soup- big can of crushed maters, vegetable boullion cube, herbs, spices, and olive oil. We had it with a black bean-FYH quesedilla and peppered kale. Best comfort food.

I got a little more adventurous last night and finally made the Quinoa Vegetable Paella I have been wanting to make for ages. It was fairly simple, and took no more than 45 minutes from chopping the onion, all the way to placing the choke hearts on top and plating. I added some Soyrizo that I picked up from Wheatsville. It added plenty of spice and some extra filling. I hope this freezes well.
Done just in time to get the fresh Peach Cobbler out of the oven. Amazing with Vanilla Soy Delicious for dessert. Another Paula Deen recipe, veganized of course. It makes me a happy vegan to know that we can make delicious vegan food with recipes that are notoriously known for being far from that. Next up, job hunting, and Cinnamon Rolls. Oooooh, I'm drooling just thinking about the warm, ooey, gooey goodness..


James said...

Job hunting? Already???

aTxVegn said...

There can't be many Paula "stick a butta" Deen recipes to make healthy vegan - way to go!

Yeh, job hunting?!?!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Are those texas flag plates you have? How cool. Quesedillas sound good, haven't ventured to make those since becoming vegan (okay, never actually). Hope this round of job hunting is more successful!

yomomma said...

mmmmm. that all looked so good..sorry
I didn't get any. good luck on the job hunting. Miss You

Vegan*asm said...

We pride ourselves on being able to totally reform Paula's recipes, and still make them taste divine, without the heart stopping health consequences.

Yup, the plates are Texas themed. And they're actually my girlfriends, but we use them all the time. I highly suggest making some quesedillas. Perfect with mashed black beans, and grated FYH mozz. Mmmmm!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

oooo, I need to make cobbler! excellent idea.