Adventures of a veg*n.

Thursday, November 30, 2006


Jeez it's been a few days.. with band over I haven't been doing nearly as much baking. But tonight I went down to the kitchen and made the Golden Vanilla Cupcakes from VCTOtW, with the Cinnamon Icing. I haven't tried one but they look preeetttty good! Although.. when I was making the icing of course I had to lick some off my fingers.. it tasted pretty darn margarine-y.. I wonder what I can do about that.

Golden Vanilla Cupcakes with Cinnamon Icing

Not much is up lately besides that.. I can't wait for the semester to be over....

Thursday, November 23, 2006


Can't.. move.. beached.. whale... I made the stuffed Tofu Roast from La Dolce Vegan, it was pretty awesome! I really want to make something like it again. A lot of my family members tried it and I think they were surprised at how it "wasn't actually that bad!"

Here it is.. pre-oven..
Post-slicing! Mmmm...
I also made the Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy from Vegan With a Vengeance, also awesome! And I love the fact that I have some chickpeas left over to make hummus hehe. Even though I never want to see food ever again. Here's the plate! Corn, mashed potatoes and tofu roast with gravy, sweet potatoes and cranberry relish.
The little bro, me and my sister. Just missing the older bro (he's in Spain for a semester.. it just isn't the same!)

Saturday, November 18, 2006


Well, no food to post..

Last night was the marching band banquet! Here's me and Chris :-)

Me and my lurve... I know what you're thinking.. this isn't what it looks like!

My bests :-)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Dori's No-Bake Cookies

Well I was bored this morning so I decided to make these No-Bake Cookies from Dori's blog. I only made 1/4 of the recipe hehe, and I didn't have any soymilk so I just used water.. and I topped them with some walnuts. They came out awesomely, I'm definitely making more! Woot. Well, off to class!

Monday, November 13, 2006


FINALLY putting VCTOtW to good use!
These are just regular banana cupcakes, fresh out of the oven:

Topped with chocolate buttercream frosting
and a few chopped walnuts:
The whole gang!

The only thing is.. marching band is over now.. I don't know who I baked these for. I'M certainly not going to eat them all. I just had some old bananas that I needed to use, and I STILL have 2 left! Yikes.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

This Is What I Do

Me with my bestieess!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Bad Pictures of Good Food

So tonight was the start of my real cooking due to a depleting meal plan.. I was in the kitchen for a while! First I made a pizza. I used the "Yeast-Free Pizza Crust" from La Dolce Vegan, which is so easy to make. I had canned chickpeas so I made hummus as the spread-ish layer, and canned tomatoes and black beans. It's good!

Next time I have to put more toppings on though. I was just going skimpy because I was ALSO using them to make my next dish.... soup! It's barley, tomatoes and black beans in veggie broth with random spices I found in the kitchen. It is definitely more flavorful than my first try at lentil soup.

Then I made the snickerdoodles from LDV (again..) because they were a hit with the saxes last time. And finally I made these carob-pear muffins I found on Veggin' Out. The only change I made was using cocoa powder instead of carob. There's only 3 tbsp.. I think they could use 1/4 a cup. Not chocolate-y enough!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Peanut Butter Cookies

"Wolffie's Peanut Butter Cookies" to be exact, from La Dolce Vegan.

I was really glad I found this recipe because it doesn't use baking powder.. which mysteriously disappeared from the dorm kitchen the other day. If you can't tell from the picture, I just made one change: I subbed 2 tbsp of cocoa powder in for some flour.. so they are chocolate peanut butter cookies! What could be better?

Believe it or not.. I think I will be posting some real food (not baked goods) on here soonly. My meal plan is running out and I have $3 of flex left on my RAMecard. Yikes! I have some pasta in my food drawer.. and yellow split peas.. and some canned stuff.....