Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Creole by Way of the Carribean

 I always think of Creole food as being from Louisiana, but these creole beans come from the new "Caribbean Vegan" by Taymer Mason.  It is the first recipe I've made from this book. The recipes in here look very interesting. At the beginning of the book, there are several seasoning mixes that can be made ahead and used in many of the dishes in the book. I am not usually crazy about the"recipe within the recipe" format, but in this case it is worth to get that extra special something in your dish. Even my bean haters ate a little. My new favorite way for broccoli is roasted with olive oil and salt. They get all caramelized and yummy - I cannot stop popping them in my mouth. They remind me of kale chips. Sadly I am not a big vegetable lover, so it's good to find something I really love. I also sauteed some bananas with EB, sugar and cinnamon. The kids really loved them, and so did I. Even the Carnivore ate some of this meal.

Easiest fancy dessert ever - roll out a strip of puff pastry (regular old Pepperidge Farm is vegan). Cut in half. Roll out a can of almond paste and place on top of pastry. Spread some raspberry jam on top. Cut slits in the other half of the pastry and place on top. Pinch edges to seal. Bake until gold and puffy. When cool, drizzle on some confectioner's sugar glaze.

Poor pups were spayed yesterday. They were mellow for about an hour, and now they want to wrestle and play in the snow/mud. And I'm supposed to keep them dry and resting!

1 comment:

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Thank you for the excellent dessert idea and also for spaying your pets.