Friday, August 18, 2006

Back home

Oy... Being at the lake all day today was quite an experience. It was great--well, mostly--but exhausting. I was sooo hungry when I got home tonight. But this is what was in the works when I arrived:

Bob made pizza! Again! And it was really good. This time he did use the Vegan With a Vengeance recipes (p. 128 and on) as inspiration. There's some basil-tofu ricotta under there, and some classic pesto. He even made homemade sauce! Yay Bob! We kind of went crazy with the toppings--we've been trying to use up that eggplant, and the peppers from our aunt's garden, so that's what you see here. But we and our guests (yes, we had guests over again tonight) really enjoyed the pizza. I was very thankful not to have to worry about what to eat when I got home!

Before I left yesterday I made this pudding, simply because I was having a craving for chocolate. I found the recipe on Fatfree Vegan Kitchen, and it was really simple. Just a box of silken tofu, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla (but I actually used amaretto instead), blended together and then chilled. Topped with a bit of Soyatoo! whipped topping, it was a lovely dessert.


Yesterday Harmonia posted about the "Pantry Challenge"--trying to eat up what's in the pantry before going out for groceries. I don't know if I'll be able to stay away from the store entirely, but it's a good thought, and one I'm going to take to heart. My pantry looks like a train wrecked in it right now, so this weekend I'm going to make a conscious effort to build my meals around what I've got stashed in there. There's no use letting food sit there while I fret about what to make... It's wasteful and impractical, and I'm going to really try to only buy food as I need it. I could show you my pantry now, but I'm honestly too embarrassed to take a picture of it to share... So when I get it cleaned out a bit, then I'll take a picture and you can take my word then that it looks sights better!

4 comments:

Midwest Vegan said...

The pizza looks great. It's nice that you have a husband that cooks.

I think we must have the same pantry -- I'm always trying to straighten mine. My refrig too. So much good food dies a sad death in my refrigerator...

Melody said...

That pizza looks so good.. Your husband is very talented in the kitchen...

You know, I I have so much pantry food, but I keep it there and build it up as much as possible.. I like to think I'd be prepared in case of an emergency.. or unemployment. My husband was unemployed for over 2 years out of the last 5.. and my well stocked pantry was very useful. But... I could definitely organize my pantry better!

Dori said...

Hi Laura. This is the first time I have visited this blog. Great looking food!! Nice job to you DH! The well stocked pantry is a great thing to cook from, I should participate in that challenge this week.

I am going to link you. I have a vegan food and family blog. I also like that you love Jesus. :)

KleoPatra said...

Pizza and pudding? Can i marry you guys? Please?! :o)

GREAT food, thanks for sharing the pix and the stories as well... Enjoyed it all.