Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Fall is in the air...

First up, big news in the vegan baking world - Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World is out! My copy was scanned in Portland this morning, so here's hoping it's there when I get home. I ordered one for my sister and she got it Saturday in NY. Isa and Terry have also created Cupcake blogs, which I've added in my slowly growing collection of links to the right. Yes, I <3>

Secondly, here's a rough recipe for the
Indian inspired cornmeal baked tofu in my last post:

Ingredients:

-1 cup organic cormeal (I've yet to do it with blue and really want to)

-dash sea salt

-dash freshly ground pepper
-dash chipotle chili powder
-1/2 -1 tsp curry powder (how much do you love it?)
-1 tablespoon organic shredded coconut (I keep a jar in the freezer at all times)
-1 block extra firm organic tofu, drained and pressed, cut into cubes or triangles, marinaded in few sprays of braggs - dash hot sauce if you like as well.
-cooking spray

Preheat oven to 425F. Lightly oil a sheet - I find that lightly oiling my large pyrex glass pan works best for this. Add all ingrediants except for tofu and oil in a small bowl. Take each tofu piece, which should be moist, and dip into the cornmeal filled bowl. Liberally toss on all sides till coated. Place on tray on bake for 12-15 minutes on each side. It should need no more than 30 minutes total.

Now..onto the porn! Fall is in the air, and as anti-summer fall and winter-adoring girl I say bring it on. It not only means possibilities of snow, but it's soup season on top of that!


PPK testing recipe for the upcoming book. This is an Eggplant/Shallot/Peanut stew and is creamy amazement. I had a bowl for lunch and sat there eating it feeling so lucky to not be eating a frozen meal or fast food, but this homemade soup.My venture into Basil Tofu Ricotta.....The cooked slice, with VWAV dough (plus fresh herbs and chopped garlic) and VWAV pizza sauce, cremini mushrooms, green peppers, heirloom tomatoes and spinach. VWAV falafel - both baked and fried here. With the book's tahini, sungold cherry tomatoes and cucumber.Baking in the glow of the oven.CSA Bulk share! Delicatta squash, pumpkin, red onions, garlic, yellow onions and a million shallots.
The normal CSA load from last week: This week is my final pick up! A very spicy, very delightful tomato basil with roma beans, carrots and TJ's organic tri-colored raddiatore. I used one of my favorite spices in this - smoked paprika.


Baked delicatta squash and a chickpea/green pepper/white wine/lemon/garlic/thyme/crushed red pepper & more number. Lunchtime leftovers at work.

Asian pear - kale - strawberry - teeny bit of leftover avocado - soymilk smoothie. Probably something else too....

Let's keep it real - Vegan Gourmet Cheddar and Black beans on organic tortilla chips. Hit the freaking guilt-tripped spot! Also, I found the recipe card of the eggplant-tomato-pine spread I made a couple weeks back and will actually post it~

22 comments:

Melissa said...

As good as all the healthier stuff you made looks, its still always the "nachos" that get me ;)

Megan the Vegan said...

mmmm...that first soup looks so creamy and incredible! The smoothy look amazing too.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Thanks Melissa! I took the picture, because honestly, I just crave that damn vegan cheddar sometimes and I know I can't be the only one : )

Megan - I think you will love it! I'm having for leftovers a couple days too.

Vicki said...

i'm jonesin for the pizza! still waiting for my cupcake book to arrive -- did you get yours?

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Hi Vicki! Not yet..

Although it arrived in pdx this morning, it's "in transit" apparently and not being delivered till the 12th!

KleoPatra said...

Wow, GREAT stuff. I don't know where to start, but it all looks delicious, Jess. You are a master cook and chef. I love the "pr0n" and i thank you for sharing!

Johanna3 said...

absolutely love all your food, so much color, the photos are amazing!

Melissa said...

For sure, Jess, that's why I don't always buy soy cheese...or I'll just find new ways of eating it, instead of eating all the produce in the fridge ;)

bazu said...

Wow, I can't wait to start seeing your and everyone's cupcake porn! Everything in your post looks great, but I'm gravitating toward that smoothie- it just, looks, so, smooth, and good. =)
I live in Syracuse, so I know I have to make peace with winter, but I think I'm more of a summer kind of girl. Those soups should make me come around, though!

Nikki said...

That soup does look fantastic!

I love the pizza--I make mine like that--except mine is really sloppy looking and I have to 'hide' the tomatoes from my boyfriend as he's not a huge fan, but if they're mixed in he can't do too much about it.

Eat Peace Please said...

I don't know where to start... everything sounds and looks wonderful. Do you have a recipe for that tomato with pasta soup? It looks wonderful.

I'd really like to get that cookbook but my damn oven...

Again, everything looks wonderful, what a post, Jess.

funwithyourfood said...

oh youre recipe testing? that's awesome. :)
Teddy

Wiebke said...

mmmmmmmmmmmh, soup! we have soup and stew day in school tomorrow. fun.

Anonymous said...

I'm totally digging the eggplant/shallot soup and the pear smoothie. Well, every other picture, too, but especially those! Yum. :)
Cherie

Dreena said...

Looks amazing - all of it!! When I make nachos, my husband is so delighted - like we are eating "junk food" at supper time, it's good to have the guilty treats sometimes!

michelleknits said...

as always, everything totally yummy. btw, follow your heart=my weakness!

oh, p.s. i think i've been on like 4 bike rides, total. but it's a start!

Sarah said...

Yum! Those close-ups are making me VERY hungry...the pizza looks so colourful and delish...

Harmonia said...

Food, Glorious Food! Yum! WOnderful pictures!!! I miss YOU, too!!! Yesterday not only was I have problems with commenting on blogger I had laptop problems for the 2nd day in a row. I think my puter is dieing a slow and painful death.

I am going to get a bunch of visits in today and then make a post or two.

Have a great weekend!!!

sarchan said...

Hey! Those falafel look amazing. As does everything else. I love the tahini sauce from VwaV.

Julie said...

Everything looks wonderful-duuuh. My fav this week is that smoothie--looks so intersting!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Thank you guys!

And by the way, I got my book! Made the sexy lowfat vanilla cuppers yesterday.

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