Monday, April 24, 2006

Food porn hoopla!

Saturday night we went over our friends' Ellen's & Julie's for breakfast for dinner : heart shaped vegan waffles with maple syrup and excellent fruit salad. Thank you ladies ~ Peanut butter on waffles with maple syrup - holy crap it's good!

'Craving faux sausage' breakfast for champions - half a Soy Boy Okara Burger sandwich, red potato home fries seasoned with smoked paprika, sea salt, freshly ground pepper, cayenne and garlic powder & tangelo slices. If you like paprika - check out smoked paprika!
Also, sad news - one more frozen okara burger in the freezer - fortunately I have a NY trip in early June!!!! I get to see my family and friends and eat in NYC, very lovely.
This past Sunday Webly and I had a couple cooking projects on our minds. First up we have mango Macadamia nut salsa with Kettle Chips organic yellow tortilla chips.Below: coconut crusted tofu, macnut salsa and fresh greens tossed with fresh lime juice. The tofu and the mango dish are from Vegan fusion.com - recipes here.

We increased the marinade ingredients - particularly the garlic, tamari and tahini, and increased the baking time for the tofu by approximately 15 minutes. The crumb coating is scrumptious - I have some leftover to look forward to using as well.
Of course, we also made dessert - tis our Fondant making extravaganza/frustration/fun. He lost an arm so we gave him flowers.
I didn't have the patience for the fondant, and with practice that can change, but I had a good time making a really sad Spongebob mini cake, regardless.

That's it for now, coconut banana bread is cooling in the kitchen~






21 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, my! You are practically a gourmet chef! If you open a restaurant, I will come!!

Nancy said...

You've been busy! Love the spongebob - no squidward??? Everything looks great :-)))

Wiebke said...

oh wow, that salsa sounds and looks so good! i am hungry now and i think i'll have a breakfast burrito...it is only 9am here i shouldn't look at your blog first thing in the morning. so need to try those okra burgers...new york, new york,...

Wiebke said...

oooops, okAra. need more coffee!

Naayagan said...

very nice items.

Hannah said...

Wow, that is some enticing food porn! I've never even heard of vegan fondant before, either! That's really spiffy, I'll have to try it out some time.

Michelle said...

those lil heart shaped waffles are *adorable*!!

Vicki said...

Whoo, there's a whole lota cookin' going on here! I was ready to eat the heart waffles, but then came the mango macadamia nut salsa, & cute little cakes. I'm amazed.

Megan the Vegan said...

I can't believe you made Spongebob cupcakes! That hilarious! too fun!

I love waffles and pancakes with peanut butter and maple syrop. It's a magical combination!

Dreena said...

Holy cook-off! That's amazing... those cakes are incredible - so colorful! My daughter would love the spongebob one - she calls him "smartie pants"... I have no idea why - she has never seen the show, just saw the figure everywhere, loved it and called it smartie pants! Anyhow... we also love nut butters on waffles (almond and cashew too)... and with some applesauce as well. We don't have those special heart-shaped ones though! :)

Dori said...

WoW! What creative cakes. My dd would love a fiddly thing such as this... you said the fondant was from a candymaking shop? Beautiful Easter treats, pastel and springy.

EatPeacePlease said...

This looks awesome. I'd love to cook with you (I don't have cooking friends, Hint-Hint, Julie who lives near me). I love the colors of the salsa.

I didn't know frosting like that fondant was vegan. Is it almond paste? And the coloring, is it natural or fake? Did you already answer these questions and I'm just blind?

Everything looks great as always!

Harmonia said...

These pics are amazing! I bet Webly is fun to cook with!!! Thanks for commenting on the tea post! I love tea! LOL As if you didn't know that...

Emily said...

Ok, what are okara patties?

I love how you took these pictures out on a sidewalk? crazy!

Virginie said...

I love your little cake and the Jess's ones. The peanut heart-shape waffles too. But where did you get the recipe ?

KleoPatra said...

I LOVE WAFFLES! i have never tried peanut butter on them... now i know i need to.

this is such a GREAT post, Jess. i love everything about it!!

i wish i could try some of your cupcakes... heaven...

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

u rawk jess!!! this post is totally punk rock good!! waffles.. cakes.. yummmmm.. when did u say you are opening a vegan food place ;-)

Danielle said...

Oh, wow, how gorgeous! Where did you get the little beads in the fondant? And do you do mail order?

amygeekgrl said...

are your friends vegan as well or just game to eat some really scruptious food? mmmmmm.
how cool to have a cooking buddy. looks like u had a blast!

KaiVegan said...

All I can say is... WOW!

shinyruby said...

oh my GAWD i am completely in love with the idea of coconut crusted tofu! What a brilliant recipe! thanks for posting... i'm always looking for yummy different ways to cook up tofu and this is definitely on the menu tonight! x