Test kitchen Roasted Yellow Pepper and Corn Bisque. Sweet and spicy. Perfect for these almost chilly days in Portland.
Almond, red wine and herb stuffed mushrooms.
Keeping with the Italian vibe, whole wheat spirals with red wine marinara,, pan fried Tofurkey Italian sausages (my first time with these) and sauteed fresh and roasted garlic, roasted red peppers and spinach. All sprinkled with nutritional yeast - why not?
In another direction, here's pan fried tofu squares with soy vay sauce and crushed red pepper. Served with short grain brown rice and steamed broccoli and carrots. Sadly you can't see it very much at all, but we also had roasted delicatta squash slices with lime, sea salt and raw sugar.
My first batch of waffles on my new waffle iron from Thomas - classic blueberry. I used the VWAV pancake recipe and added a little more liquid, next time I'll try with some soy yogurt for moistness. I used Trader Joe's frozen organic wild blueberries and their grade B maple syrup. On the side is a panfried veggie sausage - wanted to keep things simple on christmas morning.
Onto the cookies and goodies for my gift baskets......
Almond chocolate chip biscotti and a candy cane chocolate chip cookie ala Fueled by Popcorn.
Speaking of popcorn, I meant to make caramel corn this season, and sadly forgot.
A couple more decorated biscotti.
Rumnog pecan cookies from the PPK test kichen. RUM. COOKIES.
Cocoa dusted truffles.
Cookie line up.
Coconut rolled truffs.
This one's kinda blurry, but here's me and Zelda on christmas morning. We only celebrate the commercial side of the holiday, and here's our wee tree with our gifts to one another and from Thomas' parents in Massachusetts. Thomas and I exchange gifts with the apartment in mind, aka fancy new Cuisineart coffee grinder for him, waffle maker for me~
In other news, 6 days till my sister arrives from New York for her visit!! I don't see this girl enough at all.