I purchased some Trader Joe’s “Garlic Fries” and finally decided that last night was as good as any to bake them up. I enjoyed the crispy texture of the fries yet found them to be extremely salty. I love salt but there was just too much of it.
Also, I didn’t realize that the fries had hydrogenated oils in them- YUCK.
I’ll be making garlic fries from scratch next time.
The spinach I sautéed turned out well. I simply washed it and threw it into a non-stick pan with garlic.
The third item pictured is Morning Star’s Buffalo Chick’n Wings. I wasn’t extremely impressed or disappointed. They didn’t stand out in this meal.
Richard LOVES the fries but I think he may have to go without on this one.
Any suggestions on how to make garlic fries from scratch?
Talk with you soon!
Archive for January, 2007
Welp, I know it’s sad but it’s all I had time for.
Just enjoy the Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!
PS back with real food later
This week was a GREAT family veg night.
On the menu: fried tofu in an orange, ginger sauce. First off, my favorite way to eat most things is fried. I know, I know it’s bad for me- I can’t help it.
The tofu without the sauce was wonderful; then add the orange ginger goodness John whipped up and you have a meal fit for scarfing.
What would I ever do without family veg night?
Tonight I’m trying a new product form Trader Joes. It’s not vegan but I’m excited none the less.
I’m thinking about have a “pizza party night”. Just make a batch of vegan dough, pile on the toppings and watch a movie or two
What are your favorite pizza toppings or sauces? I want to try something new!
As promised, here’s the recipe for my quinoa/pistachio salad
2 cups quinoa
1/2 cup pistachios
1/2 cup dried fruit (cranberries or other)
1 lemon zested and juiced
I make my quinoa in a rice maker and I combine with the zest of one lemon.
Once the quinoa is cooked, I add the lemon juice as well as the nuts/fruit. Sprinkle generously with salt and combine well. Feel free to eat up!
It’s incredibly simple, I hope you enjoy.
A few weeks ago, John made a family veg night dinner that Richard and I both LOVED. This is my attempt to recreate it. The list of ingredients is short: Quinoa, lemon, pistachios, and dried cranberries (well, salt and pepper too). It wasn’t quite the same as John’s but still a sweet and savory treat.
I’ll post my “recipe” if you’d like (I have no real recipe written down).
I LOVE the Target dollar bins!
I was at Target the other day and they had heart lollipop molds out for Valentines Day. You bet your last dollar I got a mold and I’ll be using it before V-day.
I’ve only experimented with candy making a couple of times (mostly with chocolate). I’m a novice.
Does anyone have any tips on candy making?
We woke up this morning to 50 degree weather and that’s just plain COLD here.
It took no time to decide that I wanted to turn on the oven for breakfast. A warm oven means warm MUFFINS!
I opened up La Dolce Vegan and started to plot my muffin adventure. Page 274 has banana blueberry muffins. I never stick to a recipe because I never have all the ingredients required. I tinkered around and came up with my own version.
They turned out wonderful, warm and moist (and the oven heated the house up!)
Today’s going to be a quiet day in. Hope you all enjoy your weekend! I need to get back to my couch before Richard eats all my muffins
Last night Richard and I ventured over to my parents house for our weekly Family Veg Night. On the menu tonight was:
Spinach and olive lasagna.
Honestly, I’ve never been a big fan of lasagna but I really like John’s. It’s odd but I’m going to say I like his because he doesn’t use any Ricotta cheese (:P). Thanks for making it the way I like it John!