Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sick

We're all sick so I'm a little late with my post. First up from Yellow Rose Recipes is Rosemary Home Fries, and Buttermilk Biscuits with Almond Milk Gravy. The Home Fries were really good. I will be coming back to this recipe again. They were seasoned nicely and crispy on the outside. I can't give a fair review on the almond milk gravy because I used soy milk as we were out of almond milk. The soy milk made the gravy a little to sweet but it was still pretty good. I would try it again but with almond milk. Last is the buttermilk biscuits. These really weren't the best biscuits that I've ever had. I like the biscuits from JVB better.
Also from Yellow Rose is this spinach lasagna. My cheeze had gone bad so we went without. This was still a pretty good recipe. I'll try it again and put cheeze on top.
For a Valentine's Day treat I made the Cashew-Chocolate Crumb Ice Cream Pie from Vive. We were eating this for days after because it made so much. This was very tasty. The crust is really hard if you don't follow the advice about letting the pie sit out for 10 minutes before you cut. We learned that lesson the hard way.
I made the Leek and Bean Cassoulet with Biscuits from Vcon again. I have a felling that I used fennel instead of leeks last time I made this, but I can't be sure. Either way, it was still good. Because we had a person allergic to wheat and someone who didn't eat soy I made a few substitutions. I used spelt four and rice milk instead of the white flour and soy milk. Everything still turned out really well.
From edbv we have Broccoli Cashew Teriyaki Tofu Stir-Fry over soba noodles. This was pretty good. There was a little bit to much sauce for my taste, but it was still good.
There was no logic behind the making of this Pumpkin Toffee Trifle. I had some soy creamer that needed to be used up. So, instead of dumping $1 worth of creamer, I used a ton more ingredients on a dessert to give away. I do know that makes no sense.
I'm so glad that I did make this recipe from My Sweet Vegan. It was so elegant looking. Each component of the trifle was amazing by its self. The toffee was so good. The pudding was awesome. Every thing thrown on top of the pumpkin cake made a truly impressive dessert. I can't wait to make this again. I plan on bringing it to our family Easter Hunt.

I'm still feeling pretty cruddy which is why the reviews are so short. Hopefully we'll kick this bug soon.