Sunday, May 07, 2006

doot

This morning's breakfast: whole wheat toast with earth balance, orange slices & tofu scramble. The scramble includes garlic marinaded tofu, turmeric, paprika, cumin, spike, nutritional yeast, asparagus, tomato, mixed braising greens, baby spinach, carrots and corn. I went to the Isa Chandra Moskowitz book signing & cupcake fest at Food Fight! yesterday and I think all the ppk-ness is really reflected in what I've made this weekend.. The event was lovely, and so was the cookies and creme cupcake I sampled~

Last night's dinner was macaroni & cheez. I added some cayenne & mustard to the original recipe and made a big batch of sauce to use again this week. Big ole asparagus from the farmer's market!
I made a small batch of cupcakes to use the rest of my black raspberry buttercream from the other day. I used the Veganlunchbox recipe for fluffy white cupcakes, minus the coconut extract but plus a couple teaspoons of dried coconut. I'm amazed at how damn fluffy these are.

Speaking of the filling, the cake I donated to the IPRC bake off won "Yummiest Cake". Oh, man! The finished cake looked and probably tasted very similar to the anniversary cake.

14 comments:

Grace said...

Your cupcakes look so pretty in pink!

vegancore said...

Those are awesome cupcakes. Congrats on winning Yummiest Cake!

Megan the Vegan said...

What adorable cupcakes!
Very jealous about the Isa booksigning!
Congrat's on the award...that was a cool initiative!

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

those cakes look totally AWESOME!!!!! I'm soooo hungry :-)

Julie said...

Yay! Congrats in the #1 Yummiest cake!

I just watched all 4 episodes of the PPK that are on google! So awesome and actually very comical too!

I'll have to try that Mac and Cheez recipe-look delish! :)

KleoPatra said...

Way to go on your win. The cake looked scrumptious. I can really appreciate good mac 'n' "cheez." I had some tasty version of that at The Chicago Diner this past week but I have to say, yours looks even better than what I had!!!

I have heard that smaller asparagus is sweeter/tastier than the bigguns... do you find that to be true?

Nice cupcakes with that bright pink frosting. Fab!

EatPeacePlease said...

Can you please overnight-express-mail me a cupcake?

Ms. Mercedes said...

love love LOVE that pink frosting! brings out the former sorority girl in me (gasp!). Just kidding...I mean, I was a sorority girl but certainly nowhere near the stereotype.

lisa said...

I made those cupcakes this morning for people at work, though with a different frosting. They were very easy and very tasty. Also, not related, I tried the okara courage burgers you've mentioned because I found them at my corner health food store. Thanks for the recommendation!

KaiVegan said...

Congrats on the Yummiest Cake!

These cupcakes rock!

amygeekgrl said...

congrats on your win!! way to go! :)

those cupcakes are incredible. how do you do the frosting like that? it's perfect!

oh, i made bbq tofu tonight. quite tasty. thx for the idea. :)

KleoPatra said...

Food Fight! I just re-read your note about Isa and you being there... Wow, Jess, when I ever go back to Oregon again, I am so going there!

Wiebke said...

congratulations!!!
very cute cupcakes. :)

Melissa West said...

Congratulations on your yummiest cake! Where did you get the recipe for the raspberry cream frosting? It looks sooo yummy! Plus how did you get the icing to go on that way?