Monday, October 15, 2012

Oh Hey..

Right I have a blog...

Oops, sorry I have forgotten about you kind of sort of.

I honestly have not been cooking as much as I would like to lately. I went back to school, have a crazy schedule, and barely even have time to eat any more. I'm eating out way more than I ever had in the past, which is ok I guess but I truly miss cooking.

I have some pictures of a few things I have cooked up lately.  But nothing recipe worthy really. Oh and I also went out to the city again, not to a vegan place but they had a vegetarian menu which was really good.

So lets begin with some great end of the summer stir fries I made:

This was curry roasted parsnips and carrots with zucchini, green beans, and hazelnuts. 

My garden roasted beets, garden tomatoes, not garden avocado and lemon basil. Sounds strange but it was actually good. I just love avocados.
This was even stranger and totally from my garden (well except for the nuts). Roasted butternut squash, beets, tomatoes, and lemon basil, pecans.
Completely from the garden (sorry you can't really even see it) but there is tomatoes, sauteed eggplant and beets with lots and lots of parsley.
New York City take three! It was a Ninja. Well I didn't actually take pictures of every aspect of the meal but it did include baked edamame (it was in a salt crust that you had to break to get to the edamame), cucumber and avocado sushi, the giant white thing on the plate was third course: daikon radish in this really good sauce and it had arugula with it, main course was a tofu "steak" that was topped with a portabella mushroom and stuffed with edamame, then your choice of a dessert. I had a tofu mango cheesecake. The tofu was probably the best food of my meal but the atmosphere made the night. It was such a fun restaurant.
These were an attempt at butternut squash flatbread. They tasted really good but they were super chewy. Need to work on the recipe more. After eating them I had the thought of butternut squash bread. So below was that attempt.
It looks super good but it did not rise as much as I was hoping for.
As you can see they are really flat.
So I cut it in half then cut that open to make a sangwich. It wasn't as good tasting as it looks, So I need to work on that recipe too.

Um so what to make next? Not really sure what it will be exactly. I have a few ideas such as a white asparagus soup made with potatoes? And definitely working on that butternut squash bread recipe. I also want to make a tomato herb bread or flat bread.

I will try to make some time to get creative very soon. Recipe soon, promise!