Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A few things.

Between travelling, baking competitions, and uni work I seem to have gotten a bit behind on posting some of the food photos I have taken. Before I forget what they are, I'll leave you with a bit of a mish-mash post today.

Remember a few weeks ago when I had all that cauliflower? Well, I appreciated the many suggestions I got from helpful bloggers and have saved most of them for next time. One of the things I did make with it was this pasta. I simlply sauteed cauliflower and garlic, then stirred in some crushed tomatoes and herbs. It was delicious because of its simplicity.
A few weeks ago we bought an espresso pot on clearance. I don't usually drink much coffee (too much during my last semester of undergrad, now it makes my stomach hurt)--but for the inaugural run I let Andy pressure me into having a little bit.
A drink that I prefer to coffee is smoothies. These were a bit on the thick side and were better with a spoon, but they were good. They were a banana smoothie of some description, probably with peanut butter. On top is LSA and walnuts, for omega-goodness.
And here is a yummy sandwich on soft, fresh baguette bread. It contains a quick cannellini bean spread I made (blended with olive oil and balsamic), black olives, tomato, cucumber and shredded carrot. It was yummy.
The other thing I did with the cauliflower was to make this soup. It was cold, I got home late, and Andy was hard at work so I just boiled together some potatoes and cauliflower and seasoned it with a bit of nutmeg before blending. Then I stirred through a bit of frozen spinach for some greenery.

Another soup we've had is this beetroot, barley and bean soup. The beans are chickpeas. Other veggies in here are carrots and potato but they don't start with B so they haven't been included in my alliterated title. Also floating at the top is some little seitan chunks, based on the recipe for "Chicken Noodle Soup" in La Dolce Vegan. Andy loves them, and I think they're pretty good too.And finally... Friday night we went over to the uni bar for the very last night of the semester. There was a band on, but we managed to get in for free, and the beer was cheap and plentiful. The music was loud and we're not social enough to stay for long on nights like that, so we were home by 9. The quickest meal we could think of was hotdogs from the freezer and sauerkraut from the fridge. This was so good.
Now, I'm all caught up with pictures, I've just submitted a paper for review, the semester is over and hopefully I'll avoid the insane amounts of busy-ness that I experienced a few weeks ago!

27 comments:

kindkitchen said...

A coffee smoothie sounds good right now :)

Groover said...

That beetroot soup looks good. We are having lots of soups at the moment (the best thing in winter!) and right now there is the cauliflower soup on the stove ... dinner will be ready in 20 minutes. I also made some risotto the other day but instead of rice I used barley and it was delicious. Didn't take any photographs unfortunately.

VeggieGirl said...

Pasta + smoothies + sandwiches = perfect.

I hope that the busyness dies down so that you can relax - you deserve it!!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

The sandwich looks so yummy! with beans and carrot, it sounds perfect!

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Theresa said...

JASON. You are on my shit list.

Urban Vegan said...

Hope you get a chance to relax now! I am always amazed by the rang eof fod your guys consume. You ear well.

I love your caffetiera. Now you can make cappucino:
http://urbanvegan.blogspot.com/2007/10/easy-soy-cappucino.html

Mel said...

Everything was so pretty - That cannellini bean spread sounds so simple and really tasty!

Mel

Bianca said...

I love white bean spread. Probably one of the best things on Earth...

Nikki Douglas said...

The sandwich looks delish - in fact, everything does. I am inspired by your colorful farmers market way of eating!

Kati said...

Everything here looks delicious, but I have to say that the sandwhich is really calling out to me. That bread looks so soft!

Congratulations on the vegan baking triumph!

Sanja said...

Nothing beats sandwiches on baguette. That picture actually makes me a little bit hungry. So do the rest of your pictures...

the little one said...

Congrats on finishing the semester!