Sunday, December 9, 2012

As of Late

A few images and descriptions from the weekend. . .



(All vegan, and mostly gluten free! I didn't sample as I was too busy being overwhelmed.)

Saturday highlights. . .
Waffles and brown rice syrup.
1. Not nearly as cute, but tasted great. 2. When attempting this, own a food processor as I "riced" the cauliflower on a fine grater. And have the bloody thumb knuckle to prove it.

Sunday creations:
Molasses Spice Cookies from 1,000 Vegan Recipes.  I need to work on my dough rolling skills, as prior to chilling it needed to be in "log" form.  Thus, my cookie slices are a little misshapen! Ha! 
 
Chili from my crockpot: kidney beans, soy crumbles, crushed tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, and chili powder.  It was on for about seven and a half hours.  

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

15 comments:

  1. I never thought of putting brown rice syrup on waffles. That sounds really good!

    Love the cauliflower cakes. How creative! The spinach topping is so pretty.

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    1. I prefer maple, but I like to have brown rice syrup on hand as a mild sweetener in recipes. I've had it on both waffles and pancakes, and find it to taste great!

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  2. Hey Ingrid! I'm so glad you liked the cupcakes! They turned out beautifully!! Thanks for sharing it:) I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I can definitely appreciate your artistic ability, as this was a fun project! And tasty, too!

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  3. That market looks fantastic! I love homemade craft markets! I can see how you'd be overwhelmed and I always want to support everyone! What a great way to spend a day!

    Great looking food too! The waffles look yummy, that's a great photo! Great job with the cauliflower cupcakes, they are so cute! I bet they were yummy! Cookies look and sound great.. molasses spice, yum! Beautiful chili, I'm sure it was worth the 7 and a half hours! :)

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    1. It was definitely overwhelming, and a little pricey, too. They also had a live Celtic band playing holiday songs (accent and all).

      All of these meals were so good, and the cookies are great with tea. Yum! Thank you, it was a lot of fun!

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  4. Wowza, all your food looks great! I saw the recipe for those cauliflower muffins and told my family about them. Yours look great, too. Who cares if cookies are misshapen? They still taste yummers!

    So, at that Denver sale, did they announce it was going to have a vegan bake sale? Was the whole sale put on by a vegan group? Looks fabulous.

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    1. The cauliflower recipe is really good, very smooth and flavorful! I agree - the cookies still taste great. :)

      I'm not sure who put together the craft show, as they don't have a website. The friend I have who made my owl bag had a table there. The food table was definitely the most popular!

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  5. What a cool market - did you pick anything up? I'm having a really hard time this year trying to figure out what to get everyone.
    The waffles look really incredible, as do the cauliflower cupcakes. I feel yr pain with the grater ordeal though; aiee.

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    1. I did buy a bookmark (there's a picture of the table above) from that specific organization as it is a non-profit; all items are made by low income or homeless individuals. I plan on sending it, along with a book (not purchased there) to friend for Christmas.

      I did strongly consider a ring that was made out a spoon, but it was almost $20 (actually most jewelry was that or higher!). I didn't buy it because I haven't really started my holiday shopping for others. Yikes!

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    2. I have the same problem with always buying stuff for myself instead of other people haha. I used to have fork earrings but I lost em! So bummed. We coulda been twins.

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  6. Do you prefer Rice Syrup to Maple?

    Kudos to you for making Caralyn's Cauliflower Cupcakes.

    The Chili looks phenomenal!

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    1. I prefer maple, but rice syrup was around. It's an acceptable back up to maple, in my mind. :)

      Thank you, it was fun!

      I think you would definitely approve of the chili.

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  7. WAFFLES! COOKIES! MUST HAVE! That's a good line up. I've been eyeing up making those molasses cookies for a while. It's like a culinary National Geographic for me - I get to see all these cool places I've never got to go to in real life!

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    1. I agree! Ha, ha! I love your culinary National Geographic perspective, as it is quite true. :)

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