Now...more Adventures this week with Happy Herbivore....
Tempeh Joes(page 111)
As you can probably tell I did not use tempeh. Hubby ("C") doesn't care too much for tempeh. I used a low fat vegan ground beef. Also, instead of brown rice I used quinoa. I used all of the other ingredients exactly. Not quite sure what to expect because I have never had a Sloppy Joe before. I put mine on a lettuce wrap and the above photo was C's sandwich. Man, had I known Sloppy Joe's were this good I would have had one a long time ago. The flavors mixed very well together creating a savory and fulfilling meal.
Oatmeal Cookies(page 205)
Followed the recipe exactly(well not exactly, I added vegan chocolate chips) creating a chewy and sweet treat. I baked them for 12 minutes. Next time I think I will bake them for the full 15 minutes. They were actually a bit too soft to my liking. Baking the additional 3 minutes may help that. My co-workers loved them!
Meatball Sub(page 109)
Followed the recipe exactly for the Meatless ball(page 165). This recipe is so simple that C thought that I had purchased the meatless balls ahead of time. He was shocked to learn that I made them. I use my favorite Trader Joe's marinara. The meatballs had a great Italian flavor and the added marinara sauce made the sub perfect!
I'm not very good at photographing pancakes as you can tell. I followed the recipe exactly. These pancakes were very fluffy and pretty good. I must show you the photo of the first pancake I made.
Me, being the impatient person that I am, did not wait to see the batter produce the small bubbles that the recipes says. This is what happened. I waited for the others :).
Chocolate Chip Cookies(page 203)
When I made these cookies C said, "Scones again?" Ha ha, very funny. I followed the recipe. These cookies were moist and chewy right out the oven. The next day they tasted more cake like. I thought I could fool a meat eating friend of mine with these cookies...didn't happen. He knew something was missing. He IS a cookie connoisseur.
And to finish this weekend...
Banana bread(page 47)
I tasted this bread when it was warm and right out of the oven...Again, following the recipe exactly. It was moist and flavorful. The outer layer was firm and had a good crunchy texture. My mouth was happy!
26 recipes down!
Remember to Make it with Love!