Sunday, July 31, 2011

Penne with Crispy Salami and Feta Cheese

Last week I went to the deli and ordered "half" a pound of dry salami. The girl must have been in her own world and thought I said "have" a pound. So, I ended up with a pound of salami. What was I gonna do with all that? I mean, I love salami but that's a bit much. So here's what I came up with. You could use bacon or some other type of meat that you know will crisp up nicely. The feta adds a nice tang to the dish. I like Canadian feta but you can use Greek or any other kind you like. Some are saltier than others so I wouldn't add salt to this recipe.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I've been looking for a recipe like this forever. I used a large cookie scoop to make them but I think they would have turned out even better if they were smaller. These are delicious and chewy. I had to improvise though. When I went to make them I found I didn't have enough butter, so I used margarine and I didn't have enough semi sweet chocolate chips so I use a mix of semi sweet and peanut butter chips. This really is the best chewy cookie recipe I've used so far! It's a keeper!

The Best Fluffy Pancakes Ever!

My family LOVES these pancakes. That's about all you need to know. Make them and you'll understand why!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Egg Free Banana Date Loaf (quick bread) Recipe

I took the Egg Free Date Muffin recipe and added bananas. Because the dates and the bananas are naturally sweet, I halved the amount of sugar (and used brown instead of white). It turned out GREAT! You could also use the recipe to make 12 muffins, just be sure to adjust the cooking time. 30 minutes should be plenty of time for muffins. Be sure to test with a toothpick.

Use vegan butter or coconut oil to replace the margarine and make this vegan. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

This is a deliciously simple recipe for cauliflower. Even people who don't like cauliflower will like this recipe. Leave out the cheese to make it vegan. You can sprinkle some nutritional yeast on top before serving. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Bulgar Salad with Fresh Tomatoes

I used bulgar because I was out of couscous but you could easily substitute one for the other. Adjust the red pepper paste to your tastes, or leave it out completely if you don't want your salad spicy. Use veggie bouillon to veganize.