Friday, June 19, 2009

part 2 of Eats Gone By ~ crepage, whizzed up avocado, and unseasonably warm pie

Wee!  So - I'm here drinking my mint & mushroom tea with large slices of ginger dropped into it because I was a little too brave this afternoon and added some (a lot of) questionable sauerkraut to my hummous wrap.  It was worth it at the time... but now I need the tea.  Yeah, white stuff in a sauerkraut jar is no good... 

Anyway.  More old pictures (I swear I'm getting through them, I do!)  I made crepes!  I made buckwheat versions of Veganomicon crepes, and stuffed them full of Columbian red beans with plantain (from Terry's Vegan Latina), some broccoli too, and an avocado-corn-cream sauce that is essentially this recipe that I'd had mentally bookmarked since I went vegan in high school.  Seriously that long ago. (*oouuuuuurrrrrgh.... waveof nauseau happening......RIGHT NOWurg*)  XPPP

cough.  ok better.

Anyway.  avocado cream sauce!  I ate in on pasta first, but it's way more economical to show it here, even if it does look a little like ralf.  tee hee.  I swear it was tasty.

And then I had leftover crepes with sauteed peaches, coarse raw sugar, cranberry jam, and some malted soy drink mixed with enough water to make a sweet cream.  Oh, frugal AND delicious, and even maybe healthy, how 'bout that?  I love dinners that revolve around fructose.

Speaking of which, I made a tiny sweet potato cashew cream pie with a lone spud, because it's just been so damned cold it seems not very weird to make food like this.  Plus, it has a pumpkin seed crust a la Extraveganza, which in my weird mind makes it kinda summery.  And when you pop it in the freezer and eat slices of it cold like spiced ice cream...... *drooooolz*.  Also gives me a chance to use the tiniest fork ever imaginable that I picked up at a garage sale for specific things just like this.  Fairy pie technique!

From now on I make my own thai green curry paste.  Has anyone tried the yellow variety?  I almost did but then I chickened out and returned it for a jar of the classic green, and while it resulted in a slurpily good skillet of hyper-spice, well... I'm still curious about the other variety.  Maybe next time I'll get the yellow (which boasts coriander and white pepper, yum) and just grind up lots of green chiles into it myself.  I ended up throwing like, 3-4 extra thai peppers into this one anyway, cause I kind of like my thai curries to practically send off sparks into the atmosphere.  Anything less and why bother, I say!

Speaking of skillets -- I made the Vcon leek & bean cassoulet finally.  That's how cold it's been around here!  It's mid-June and I'm still checking my bag for extra gloves, just in case... ack.  So on a particularly blustery and charcoal-grey day I decided snap it I'm just gonna make a big old comforting stew and I am SOOOOO glad I did.  It was the perfect antidote to my standard rut of cooking with loads of citrus & spice --- the cassoulet is all.... comfy like a big herbal pillow.  And far too easy to pleasantly spoon down while cuddled up in a blanket reading school work things.  Very very nice...

(oh, and peas/leeks/white beans were replaced with corn/extra onion/black&red beans to good effect)

Enough for now?  Probably... there's red velvet, kittee muffins, cold soba, successful souvlaki rice to come, though.  *phew* 

Oh, what the heck, one more -- I made Scotter Muffins, yay!  I don't remember what variety at all, probably apple and banana and cinnamon swirl.  Gosh, I love muffins, don't you?  They're so balanced, like the medium spectrum between the best of all baked goods.  Or maybe I'm just a fan. ^_^b

17 comments:

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

must..make..crepes..

The Voracious Vegan said...

You just made my vegan heart skip many beats. WOW. You are soooo talented, every picture is making me drool!

I need stuffed crepes now!

shelby said...

I agree with everyone else...

I. NEED. CREPES!

dreaminitvegan said...

I guess it's crepe time. Your pie, oh it looks so good!

Mihl said...

These are the best looking crepes I've ever seen! They are perfectly thin and filled with so much good stuff.

Jes said...

Can you send us some of that cooler weather? I could really use it! I've been thinking about making a summer pumpkin pie, so I don't think a sweet potato one is too weird. And avocado cream sauce! Yesss!

nora said...

Everything looks great! That pie is especially awesome. And crepes, who can argue with crepes?!

Hannah said...

Mm, crepes... It's been far too long since I've made them! Sounds like a great idea for tomorrow...

Judy said...

Wowie, that is a whole lot of delicious looking food. Your little pie is so cute, but I wish we could see a pic of the tiny fork you used...I can't quite picture it. It's been really cool here in Ontario too, not glove-wearing weather, but certainly not bikini weather either!

Sal said...

i still haven't made that cassoulet, it looks so good!!

vegan.in.brighton said...

I love that cassoulet and crepes with sautees peaches sounds awesome!

Catherine said...

I have a special fondness for muffins, too -- they are the BEST breakfast, snack, treat, etc. Perfect baked good, indeed!

Sophia.Pflieger said...

I've never made Vegan Crepes before, but now I really want to. Your muffins always look great. Great comfort food.

eileen said...

PIE PIE PIE PIE

yeah, I think I may have to make one. freezer pie definitely sounds like an excellent plan.

Theresa said...

A big herbal pillow sounds perfect for the winter weather we're having...

jodye said...

Ahh, I love crepes - and that pie looks so delicious!

b. said...

you wouldn't happen to have a recipe for that pie, would you?
dying to try.