Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Anniversary and Special Cupcakes

Seitan Taco's topped w. Mesclun and Apple-Radish whatever served w. Creamy Black Beans

Yesterday (april 22) was our 2nd wedding anniversary. 2 days before that (april 20) marked we believe 13 years together! Holy moly! We celebrated the day in between and went to NYC to eat at Blossom. I didn't take any pictures because the lighting in there isn't for picture taking. I can say it was a delicious dinner and Peter wants to go back again. Now onto the meal I made for our real anniversary.

Seitan Tacos! These were one of the best taco's I've made in awhile. It was all because of the Apple-Radish (relish, salsa, slaw? i don't know what to call it). The taco seasoning was kinda spicy so the cool, crisp taste of the apples and radishes really complemented the whole dish.

I cooked my black beans differently too. Instead of chopping up the jalapeno I just left it to cook in the beans whole and then took it out before serving. It made the beans so much more spicy this way and so much more delicious.

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes w. Mint Buttercream and Hot Pink Sprinkles

Instead of a cake we had cupcakes at our wedding. Chocolate cupcakes with hot pink buttercream. While making chocolate cupcakes yesterday I decided to add some mint extract to everything after I found it in my pantry. The buttercream was a little toothpastey but in a good way. The cake was moist and perfect. I didn't want to spend extra money on food coloring so hot pink sprinkles were the way to go to recreate the "look" of our wedding cupcakes.

Chocolate Mint Cupcake w. a COOKIE baked inside!

I had some chocolate mint cookies on hand and decided to see what would happen if i buried one inside an uncooked cupcake. If you look hard enough you can see it in the middle of the cupcake pictured above. It came out great and I'm going to experiment more with cookies in the cake.


Celine said...

happy belated anniversary to you and your sweetie, Jenna!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Oh my goodness, happy 2nd wedding anniversary!! That's wonderful that you two have been together for 13 years - my parents dated for 16 years before getting married, and they're still together (basically, they've spent/will spend their entire lives together, haha). Hope the same goes for you two! :0)

Oooh, those tacos look wonderful; and cupcakes with a cookie INSIDE?!?!?! And sprinkles?!?!?! Yes, please! :0)

ANTM on tonight... I'm losing interest :0(

Vegan Invasion! (Ashley Nicole) said...

Happy wedding anniversary!!

Those cupcakes are ADORABLE and I love the addition of a cookie inside; it's like biting into a little surprise!!

Anonymous said...

MMMMM. "Apple-radish whatever." ARGHLGHLHGL.

Oh, and happy anniversary!

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Everything looks awesome, as usual! The apple-radish salsa sounds amazing, definitely something I need to try out. And cute cupcakes too! Happy Anniversary!

Lori- the Pleasantly Plump Vegan said...

Happy Anniversary!
i could eat a bunch of those tacos and cupcakes.

Sam said...

Congrats! I am in love with the idea of baking a cookie inside of a cupcake. That sounds like the perfect combination for a chocoholic like me!

Theresa said...

Happy anniversaries!

aTxVegn said...

Happy anniversary! That's funny how minty buttercream comes close to minty toothpaste! But a mint cookie inside? That sounds awesome!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

My last foray into cupcakes was a disaster. I am envious of your cupcake skills! Putting a cookie inside was very inspired :)

Amey said...

Cupcakes with cookies inside!? Now that's just crazy! I love it!

Happy Anniversary.

MeloMeals said...

Happy Anniversary!

Chocolate Mint cupcakes are sooo awesome!

bazu said...

Happy anniversary to another pair of old-timers! We've been together for over 10 (gasp!) years. I love the cookie hidden inside the cupcake!

Bobbi said...

Happy Anniversary! Everything looks delish!

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