Wednesday, June 11, 2008

You still won't believe it's Vegan!

Alright, this is going to sound like bragging because it totally is. Honestly, I think more then half the people who read this blog know me in person. The little bit of bragging here isn't going to come as a shock.

On to the bragging. Isn't this picture awesome! Yah, I wish it didn't have the stuff in the background but COME ON! It's awesome.

The awesome picture is of Chickpea Socca from You Won't Believe It's Vegan. It was a very beautiful dish and super filling. The recipe was slightly labor intensive but that had a bit more to do with the timing then the actual work. The layers are of a white bean puree, sauteed greens, marinara, the chickpea socca and topped with caramelized leeks. This is super impressive for company.
Ok, so this is not an awesome picture but it was a fun day. We had a girls day with my mom, friend Denise, her two girls, me and Ramsey. We made the Crispy Wonton Packages and they were wonderful. Even the kids liked them. I really thought that there would be to many but we managed to polish them all off.

We also made a few dessert wontons. Growing up my mom would make these but I have no idea if they are her recipe. You mix together equal parts sugar, shredded coconut, and walnuts. Fill the wontons and fry like normal. They are to die for even if you aren't a coconut fan.
The Baked Samosas recipe was a very pleasant surprise. I was to lazy to make the traditional samosa dough and figured these samosas wrapped up in a tortilla would be good enough. They were much better then good enough.

Once the tortillas were brushed with oil and baked, they were perfectly crispy. The filling wasn't to bland but not overly spiced to where the kids didn't like it. I had the leftovers for lunch the next day.

Also shown is the Cashew Rice without the cashews, I only had raw not roasted. We all liked the rice, even Ramsey who is a rice snob.
So far, You Won't Believe It's Vegan has not let me down.


Luci said...

The samosas look DEEELISH! I must have the recipe!

Ricki said...

The samosas look great! And as much as I like the first photo, I think kids are more awesome than food! ;)

Erin said...

The first photo is gorgeous, even with the stuff in the background. Looks like something you'd get in a nice restaurant. And the huge pile of wontons looks great!