playing catch up

31 Mar

Hello! I’ve been so busy that my camera has just been accumulating pictures for the past few weeks. Last week I officially finished the book manuscript (yay!!!!!!!) and got that sent off and last week was technically spring break, so I took some time off to just be wireless. No internet, email, nothing, just relaxing. Quite nice, I’d say.

But now, we’re here to talk about food, not my boring life. Boring life = good, no drama. Boring food = bad. This food, thankfully, isn’t boring.

What do you get when you are too lazy to put together a real meal?

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Soy nuggets with BBQ sauce, garlicky broccolini and rice cooker quinoa. I cannot profess my love for broccolini enough, it is simply my favorite vegetable and I could eat it every day. And someday, when I finally win the lottery, I will.

I’m not a cold cereal eater and have been bored with my morning oatmeal and soy yogurt, so I decided to plan ahead and make some mini quiches. They worked out perfectly, reheated well and totally hit the spot.

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In a food processor, I tossed in two packages of extra firm silken tofu, 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, 1 tbsp cornstarch about 3-4 tbsp of almond milk, a little oregano and some salt. I mixed it until it was smooth then poured it into a bowl and added 3 tbsp of chopped, rehydrated sundried tomatoes and 6 stalks of asparagus, chopped (but I reserved the tops). I spread the mixture into 6 lightly greased muffin cups and topped each one with an asparagus tip. Baked at 400 for 1 hour and viola! Breakfast is served.

I’m still trying to be good with food and working out… but it’s not always easy. When you have a sweet tooth like mine, it’s hard to fight those post-dinner cravings for dessert. My latest treat feels really indulgent, but actually isn’t too bad. Nutritious even!

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I have been obsessed with Peanut Butter and Co’s Dark Chocolate Dream Peanut Butter. It’s peanut butter mixed with a little sugar, cocoa and cocoa butter for an intoxicating treat that will ruin regular peanut butter for you forever. I’ve been enjoying it on a lightly salted rice cake with a smear of Morello cherry spread on top… it’s seriously heaven in your mouth.

Oh, I added my flickr account to the sidebar. I added a handful of pictures of some of the new recipes, but I have a bunch more that I will be adding over the next few days, so keep an eye out for new noms!

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14 Responses to “playing catch up”

  1. Nora March 31, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

    Those quiches are so cute (wait is the plural of quiche still quiche? like deer or moose? lol that would sound better).

    Anyways…I also ADORE dark chocolate dreams PB. I also like the cinnamon raisin a lot, and have yet to try White Choc Wonderful and Mighty Maple, but can’t wait to get my hands on them!
    I’m not sure I would say it ruined reg PB for me though…that will always have its place!

  2. Celine April 1, 2009 at 12:36 am #

    adding you on flickr!

  3. DJ Karma April 1, 2009 at 2:06 am #

    Chocolate IN the peanut butter?! Brilliant!

  4. Tami (Vegan Appetite) April 1, 2009 at 5:29 am #

    Of course, I looked at the pic before reading your post and cheered for the broccolini! It’s my favorite, too…..now we both just have to win the lottery. Great looking make-shift dinner.

    Congratulations on finishing the book!

  5. jumbleberryjam April 1, 2009 at 5:31 am #

    Awesome quiches! And what a wonderful, naughty product! Thanks for the heads up on that one. Glad you had a great spring break!

  6. Shelby April 1, 2009 at 5:33 am #

    Those quiches are GORGEOUS!

  7. Sanja April 1, 2009 at 9:48 am #

    Congrats on finishing your book!

  8. Courtney April 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    Congrats on getting the cookbook finished! Yay! That must feel SO good :o)

    Those mini quiches look amazing–I love the sun-dried tomato and asparagus combo!

    Courtney

  9. Vegetation April 1, 2009 at 2:05 pm #

    Haha, don’t tell me it’ll ruin regular peanut butter for me!!! Regular peanut butter is all I can get my hands on 😛

    I love what you’re doing with it. Must try that with my prized possession 😀 The kids keep asking me if I’ve opened it yet, but it’s sitting on the bench so I can gaze lovingly at it for a couple of days first 😉

    Love the mini quiches! I wish I could eat tofu quiche!!

    And mmmm always happy to drool over broccolini!

    • krispycheks April 2, 2009 at 7:01 am #

      Ha! I’m sure your kids can’t wait until you open the jar. 🙂

  10. Veronica April 1, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    The quiches look fantastic! And OH MY LORD I am absolutely OBSESSED with PB Co’s Dark Chocolate peanut butter. I am a peanut butter fanatic and snob, so I’ve fallen pretty hard for it 😉 I enjoy their White Chocolate kind, too!

    • krispycheks April 2, 2009 at 7:00 am #

      We just recently tried the white chocolate one, too and it is insanely good. They have a maple one that I think I’ll pick up sometime soon. But the dark chocolate has a special place in my heart. I used to love Nutella and this so kicks Nutella’s butt! It’s so good inside crepes.

  11. Diann April 2, 2009 at 5:44 am #

    I love broccolini too, but not quite as much as good ol’ broccoli. Rice cakes and pb is one of my favorite snacks!

  12. Ellen April 3, 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    The baby quiches look divine. Definitely going to try this one out in the next few days. Will be great breakfast food for Passover! Thanks!

    Ellen A.
    http://www.Iamglutenfree.blogspot.com

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