Friday, May 28, 2010

Foodie Friday: Volume 15

It's Foodie Friday! Foodie Friday is my weekly feature that gives you a window into my kitchen. I love to cook, I love to eat, I love to read cookbooks, and I love to inspire people to give vegan food a chance. Thus, Foodie Friday was whipped up and baked to perfection.

Our schedule is all screwed up this week because Jason dozes off on the couch and sleeps through the usual dinner hour every freakin' day, then stays up until midnight rushing to do his schoolwork for college.

Did you know that he's working on his degree? He is! I'm super proud of him for being such a high achiever, but it makes having meals together really annoying because we're never hungry at the same time.

Cranberry-walnut oatmeal cookies (plus a handful of chocolate chips) from Robin Robertson's Vegan Planet.

Jason passed his Navy PRT last week and got an A on his history paper, so I had promised to make him a treat. I used apple sauce instead of oil to try to make these not quite so bad for us, but they turned out kind of weird--way too moist, even though I baked them longer than called for. I was disappointed. Next time I'll have to use oil and wire my mouth shut.

Penne (um, farfalle) and chickpeas with rosemary (um, Victoria Taylor's Sicilian seasoning) from 1,000 Vegan Recipes. I had to kludge this one together when I realized that I didn't have penne pasta or dried rosemary. Oops! It was still really good.

Spiced sweet potatoes with dried cherries from 1,000 Vegan Recipes. Holy goods. This had just the right blend of sweet and spice.

Hawaiian "chicken" sandwiches (with leftover sweet potatoes). I used Morningstar Farms Grillers Chik'n Veggie patties topped with canned pineapple chunks that I sliced into thirds and simmered in the juice that was in the can until it was glaze-like.


Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Wow sweet potatoes and cherries is an interesting pair, but it sounds REALLY good. Those cookies do too. NICE!

Salt said...

Those cookies look amazing although I think I'd try to do without the cranberry. I'm the one weirdo on the planet that doesn't love it. :) Walnuts get two enthusiastic thumbs up though.