Sunday, July 23, 2006

Tons of food porn ahead..

Blueberry mini bundt cakes with a vanilla-blueberry glaze.

VWAV Chili son Carne, with Yves Crumbles instead of seitan. Corn bread, too. This cornbread used flax, it was a bit off for me - maaaybe 3 stars.
Last minute lunch while running to Whole Foods on a lunch break - yucca, plantains and jerk tofu - really, really good tofu. Side salad with ranch dressing (I've been keeping extra salad fixings at the office).Bowtie pasta with pink-stalked chard, snow peas and zucchini in a white wine & garlic sauce. Simply what I was looking for.

I was going to do separate entries, but then I forget to put them up and I feel silly posting food from days and days ago - so I warn you, there's quite a few more ahead..

Tempeh Lettuce Tomato sandwiches
This is mine, with another side salad and a trio of frozen raspberries - which is my new favorite frozen treat, no kid. The sandwich has Dijonaisse & Vegenaise and the tempeh was mutrigrain.

Tommy thought his sandwich was particularly photo worthy:
Portland Vegnic this weekend! Small, but lovely.
I made Dreena's coconut creme pie, and topped it with toasted coconut as her suggestion, and chopped chocolate around the edges. Tommy and I also brought tuscan hummus and garlic bread. Webly brought unbelievably tasty raw lasagna and chocolate mint cupcakes, and a lentil salad.
Blue Sky natural cola + organic cherries from the farmer's market.

Huxley cozying up to my no sweats.

28 comments:

EatPeacePlease said...

Awesome post Jess. Did you make those blueberry bundt cakes? Yum to all of it! I bet that pie was fantastic.

Carrie™ said...

I love your food porn. I get so curious, I scroll down just to look at the pictures, then go back up and read your comments. Love the bundt cakes, chili and cornbread, pasta, pie....what did I forget? I loved it all.
I'm curious about yucca. I've never had it. What does it taste like?

Cherie Anderson said...

The blueberry bundt cakes caught my eyes, too! Everything looks great! The way you photograph always amazes me. I like it a lot!

Maria said...

Stop making me jealous. I feel like I make the same dishes repeatedly.

I had the best saag paneer last week. mmmm.

speedvegan said...

ah... it's so hot here. wish i could have some of that pasta salad !!

Harmonia said...

WOW! I guess so! Everything looks grand! Those pictures are some of your BEST yet!!!

Hope all is well!

amygeekgrl said...

your food porn never ceases to amaze me. those blueberry bundt cakes look particularly awesome! yum, yum, yum!

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

wow those r amazing pics jess!!!! keep them coming!!

Urban Vegan said...

holy smokes, jess. so young and such a great chef.

Melissa West said...

Jess, love the mini bundt cakes. Any way you could post the recipe? I've got some fresh blueberries right now!

Harmonia said...

Just blogged about my cheap sprouting gadget! Thanks for commenting on my tea post! Yeah. Work costs me a lot of money when it comes to buying tea! lol

KleoPatra said...

Chili son carne looks so good. But Huxley's the best. Great sneakers there, love the blue hue. Who's got the cool tattoo on the leg there behind Huxley? The sandwich looks yummy! And that pie! To "die" for, no doubt. Jess... thank you!!! The bundts are beauties. And tho you didn't make it, i have to say it: Blue Sky is so tasty as well.

Would love to hear more about the Vegnic...

GREAT POST!!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Leslie - Yup, I made the the cakes : ) The pie was so creamy and cool on a warm day. I want to try the Sinfully Vegan coconut creme pie next, it uses agar.

Carrie - Yucca tastes similar to an asian sweet potato maybe, it has a light, starchy sweetness. It's really good and filling!

Cuisine - Thank you, I am honored!

Mariiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiia!
Let's meet in somewhere MidWest for Indian. ; )

Speedvegan - Thanks! It was excellent hot and cold.

Harmonia - You are so sweet as always~ I'll stop by to check out the gadget.

Amy - aw, I would love to give the bundt cakes to you, you deserve them!

straight edge, my dear - thanks!! I will definitely keep them coming. I may actually cook dinner tonight!

Urban - Again, I'm honored to hear these words, especially from you~

Dragon Slayer - For the cakes, I used the VWAV cherry almond muffin recipe, and subbed blueberries for the fruit and nuts and used soy sour cream (had it around) instead of the soy yogurt. I look forward to seeing some muffins!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Kleo- Thank you, oh gosh. I had been craving chili and I love what cocoa powder and molasses do to it! I had been craving a cold 'soda' with all the hot days Portland's actually been having.
I hadn't noticed the tattoo - that's funny, it's my boyfriend's AVAIL (band) tattoo from way back when.
The Vegnic was small (8 people) and on Waterfront park, it was a Portland/PPK/fur protestor deal that Webly set up.

Melody said...

Everything looks great! This is the second blog mentioning that hummus recipe.. I will definitely be making it soon.

Those blueberry cakes look to die for.

Vicki said...

holy toledo, jess, whata post! loving it all - & especially that blueberry bundt cake. and i have some chard in the fridge, so maybe w/pasta is the way to go.

Catherine said...

Jess, I'm going to make tempeh bacon this weekend from VwaV, finally! I'll definitely have a TLT.
Your blueberry mini-bundts look awesome! I haven't been baking much lately . . . sad!
I forgot to ask . . . have you guys found a new apartment yet? If so, how was the move?

funwithyourfood said...

food porn is my favorite!

Teddy

karen said...

Your food pics are always amazing! I think I may have to make some of that chili or the pasta and veggies with wine, yum. And your kitty is adorable...

vegancore said...

Mini bundts! So cute! I have mini bundt pans I'm dying to use. Everything in this post needs to be in my tummy now. Especially the coconut cream pie. I would kill a man for a coconut cream pie.

I love all of these Vegnics that you guys have. I wish there were more vegans in my neck of the woods.

Dori said...

Jess this food pron looks simply divine. Love the thought of a veg nic. I am hoping to get some food related event going in my area... a monthly picnic something like that. You have access to some of the coolest stuff in your area. Speaking of coolest .... sending those thoughts your way. Glad you've been well in your "no sweats".

Vivacious Vegan said...

sYay! This post just made my day even better. Your pics are so fabulous. I seriously wish I could vegnic with you. Cute kitty! I was thinking the other day about buying some new "no sweats" and am really digging the blue color you have.

Shananigans said...

I'm hungry now, is it lunchtime yet? Good looking sandwich, and those mini bunt cakes are adorable! I’m feeling inspired to bake mini things next time turn on the oven, which will probably be in the fall. I love me some chili, been a really long time since I’ve made any soup or stew.

Megan the Vegan said...

drool!!!!!!!!!!

vegancookiemonster said...

Mini anything are awesome! As are picnics. I went on a picnic the other day to a waterfall in the city park. It's great to live in the city with the largest urban park in the country!

Vicki said...

i just popped in & it was like i was seeing that blueberry bundt cake again for the first time.

how to make that?! or even something that slightly resembles that would be OK :o)

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Melody - That hummus recipe has really grown on me too, let me know what you think~

Vicki- Thanks! Chard fans stick together ; )

Catherine - tempeh bacon = yum. I differ from the VWAV recipe mostly with the apple cider - I use a bit of maple syrup instead. Thanks for asking about the move - we're slowly on our way, and have oh, 4 days of packing to do inside of 2.

Teddy - I do love this type of food porn as well~

Karen - Such sweet words! I hope you give the dishes a try indeed.

Vegancore - I look forward to seeing the mini bundt pans in use. I could NOT resist these. I feel like own something 'fancy'. ; )

Dori - Enjoy your neighborhood picnics & thanks for stopping by!

Vivacious - I am so happy with my no sweats, and there are still some on sale on the website for your news ones!

Shaninigans - I had the same chili cravings and regardless of the heat, I had to have some.

Megan - Welcome back!

Vegancookiemonster - Cute name! I, too <3 picnics. Especially in the shade under giant trees on a not too warm day.

Vicki - Voila - favorite muffin recipe into the mini bundt pan. The icing was powdered sugar, soy milk and crushed bluebs.

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