Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Break treats and eats....

Sunday night we had "crabby" patties, garlic mashed potatoes, and sauteed sweet peas from the garden.  It was quite tasty.  We plan to make crabby patty burgers for lunch this week. Yum!


Crabby patty dinner


For dessert Sunday, I made brownies for my guys.  It was a nice treat.

Chocolate Almond Brownies



Chocolate Almond Brownies
1/4 cup almond butter
2/3 cup soymilk
2/3 cup organic sugar
1 cup organic unbleached flour
1 banana mashed
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3c chocolate chips
1/4c almond slivers

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, mash the banana and almond butter together. Add the sugar. Stir. Add the remaing ingredients, making sure not to over mix. Place in a lightly greased 8X8 baking pan. Bake for about 20-25 minutes. Once cooled, cut into squares and drizzle with homemade chocolate ganache.  (c) Two Vegan Boys

Dinner Monday night was lasagna. I made a large tray, some for now, some for later. I served it with homemade baguettes.

Lasagna

Baguettes

Our youngest caught big brother's germ.  Ugh.  Our Spring Break wasn't super fun filled since everyone was recovering.

Due to having a sick kid, and going on our second week of sleep deprivation, we had leftovers Tuesday, and Wednesday. 

Thursday, I made our Orange ChickUN and Vegetables recipe.  Chinese take-away made at home.  It is so tasty.  The best part, the greens, broccoli, and green onion were from our garden.  Love!

Orange ChickUN & Vegetables
1lb firm tofu, frozen, thawed, drained
1/2c peas
1 carrot, grated
2/3c mushrooms, chopped
2c kale, chopped
1/4c flour
1/4c cornstarch
1/2t salt
1t ginger powder
1/2t garlic powder
1T rice vinegar
Oil
Orange Sauce
5T sugar
5T rice vinegar
1t red pepper flakes
Zest of 1 large orange
1 1/2T cornstarch
1 1/2T water

Break the tofu into bite-size chunks, set aside. In a bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, and salt. Mix. Add the tofu, making sure to coat. In a skillet or wok, cook the tofu in oil until crispy, and light brown. Remove from the skillet and set aside. Saute the veggies, add the garlic powder, and ginger. Saute for just a few minutes. Add the sugar, rice vinegar, pepper flakes, and orange zest. Gently stir. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water until dissolved. Add to the skillet. Bring the veggies to a simmer in the orange sauce and cook a few minutes, until the sauce is thick. Turn off the heat and stir in the tofu. Serve over brown rice or noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Orange ChickUN and Vegetables



Friday, I made a favorite for Josh.  It is our Philly Cheezesteak recipe.  Yum!  I made giant hoagie style baguettes earlier in the week for them, as well as homemade seitan.  It was beyond delicious.

homemade giant hoagie style baguettes

Philly Cheezesteak






Saturday we worked in the garden, and had leftovers.

Sunday, I made a favorite for breakfast. I made our carrot cake waffles recipe.  So good!

Carrot Cake Waffles

Well, as you know, Sunday was St. Patrick's Day. I made a lovely "steak" and stout pie. It was so tasty.

The filling simmering:  onion, carrots, homemade seitan, potatoes, stout, and fresh herbs.

Poured into the baking dish, waiting on the top crust.

Hot out of the oven.

We are headed to the park. It is 88F here today.  Hope you are having a lovely Monday.

peas and love....
Krys and the boys







5 comments:

  1. Everything looks so delicious!! Do you have your own crabby cake recipe? I hope everyone is well.

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    1. Hi Jacqui-I need to work on the crabby pattie recipe, it was a little mushy on the inside, though still quite tasty. I may try baking them. I will let you know. :)

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  2. Love the crabby cakes. The brownies look great, I am going to try them this week. Philly Cheese Steak vegan style . . . OH MY~!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. :) I love the Philly Cheezesteak.

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