We were invited to our friends house for dinner on Saturday and I said I'd bring dessert. I made the Coconut Heaven Cupcakes from VwaV. While I was collecting all the ingredients I needed I took out my bottle of coconut extract thinking that it will be used in the recipe. Well it wasn't listed as an ingredient but how can you have a coconut cupcake that claims to be from heaven with out the extra coconut flavor to make it a true Coconut Heaven Cupcake? I ended up adding it to the cupcake batter and to the frosting. The cupcake tastes like coconut without the extract. It taste like coconut heaven with the extract. Needless to say the cupcakes were devoured at our friends house and at Peter's families house on sunday.
Sunday night I made a batch of pesto and used 1/2 of it on a Ciabatta Pizza. I like the pesto to be the star of this "pizza" so I keep the toppings minimal: yellow pepper, red onion, garlic and herbs de provence. Delicious.
Soup anyone. I woke up this morning. Fed Reno. She went back to sleep. I went into the kitchen, p.j.'s and all, and whipped up 2 soups! The soup on the left is a Lemongrass-Carrot Coconut Soup. The soup on the right is my Fire Roasted Tomato, Butternut, Coconut and Curry Soup. This was my first time making this carrot soup. It came out quite tasty but dare I say that it actually needs more carrots in the recipe. I've made my notes to my recipe and hopefully next time it will be better than tasty. The butternut soup recipe, which is posted somewhere on this blog I believe, is great. I don't think i'd change a thing.
If I locate the recipe I'll link it to this post.
For dinner tonight, instead of eating one of the soups, I made a quick Dirty Rice with a rogue Field Roast Sausage that I found in the fridge. Nothing too fancy and it had to be quick because Reno was quite a diry girl today and needed a bath.
On a sad note. I discovered today that my copy of The Damn Tasty! vegan baking guide is missing about 10 pages! Quite a number of recipes are missing! I will talk to Food Fight tomorrow and see what they will do about it, plus order a box of the Mesquite Lime Primal Strips!!!
Monday, October 08, 2007
Posted by JENNA at 9:28 PM