This year April hasn't been so great, though. I don't know why, but the rain hasn't quite let go. We've gotten a few heavy washes, and a few days of stupid drizzly weather. Monday it was 22 degrees, which felt practically frigid. But we have had some nice days, the kind of days I associate with April. As a result of this funny back-and-forth weather, our meals have been shifting back and forth as well.
Sunday Roast Drumsticks from Vegan (see my review of this cookbook here). These weren't super accurate, as we didn't know what tinned chestnuts are like so had trouble guessing on a substitution, but they were good anyways. On the side, roasted brussels sprouts & green beans; just-wilted Ceylon spinach; and porcupine potatoes.
Andy made Cajun-Spiced Chips from Vegan with a Vengeance which were amazing.
The result was a decidedly summery meal.
Pumpkin Soup. Actually, this is Pumpkin-Daal Soup from Urban Vegan and it was delicious. Rich and creamy and amazingly flavoured, this warmed us up one cool evening.
On the side we had some sauteed brussels sprouts with rocket and balsamic.
Pumpkin baked goods. Following the recipe for The Best Pumpkin Muffins from Vegan with a Vengeance, I made muffins as well as bread.
Coconut-Crusted Tofu with peanut satay sauce, based on a conglomeration of Urban Vegan recipes. Although this was oven-baked, it was very tropical and felt light and summery.
I kind of don't mind that the weather has been so variable, because it gives us a lot of variety with our meals!