Catch up! Let me take you back to a time, when the weekend before last, my brother and I questioned our sugar craving souls and reviewed my kitchen's ingredients - and decided to make Peanut Butter Cookies.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Rick added some ground chocolate chips and vegan butterscotch chips to half the batter
and made some cookies..
And some cookie bars!
My brother seemed at least a tad impressed that I not only had the idea to put the extra batter as cookie bars after he became tired of scooping after a batch, but had a pan to do so (courtesy of the ever-so-talented Julie Hasson).
He came up with the idea for the delish topping himself.
That same weekend we had a few of my friends over for a Snobby Joe dinner.
Snobby Joe on organic sourdough, roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts, broccoli with garlic.
For dinner, Rick had told me to pick anything vegan to make (as if I wouldn't..), and I had lentils and leftover tomato sauce on hand and he liked spicy - so! the Joes were chosen as the main course. I hadn't made them in months either, and do like them - even as someone who never ate those vile Sloppy anythings when I was younger.
A couple of us ate them over rice, a couple over bread. I'm glad my brother has experienced great vegan food at home and out in Portland - he seemed to enjoyed the Joes and remarked that they were almost "too flavorful". He has tastebuds afterall!
I thought it was an amusing family-friendly thing to pick as a homemade vegan meal. I gave myself surprisingly little to do with the meal besides throwing the lentils together and then having Rick keeping an eye on them -
Rick and Kevin of the new Tofuligans blog were behind it all.
I sat back with the Shiz* and sipped classy wine.
We all joined forces to make this apple pie with granola topping:
Photo by Kevin.
Rick made the filling, Kevin made the topping and I simply made the dough earlier in the day. The apples were picked up from the Apple Festival.
Some vegan butterscotch chips from Bazu were thrown on top for good measure.
*Who just might hit me for including that photo, but didn't you want to glimpse my busy baker's rack?