Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Has It Been A Week…?

We’ve been so busy this past week, packing, organising, selling and general upping and moving to another country type stuff. But there’s always time for eating and cooking :) So, here’s some of the stuff we’ve been munching lately…

This is Sri Lankan Eggplant Curry from Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian. It was mildly spicy and creamy and I threw in some chickpeas to make it a little more filling. I really liked it, but Wee G was not so keen…that might be because he’s not really so keen on eggplants.

It looks like we had ourselves a little barbecue here doesn’t it? Unfortunately we didn’t :( It was all cooked in the oven, but tasted almost as good as barbecue. We had some tofu and veggie kebabs, corn on the cob, spicy potato wedges and coleslaw with pineapple. I also made BBQ and peanut ginger dipping sauces. The peanut ginger sauce was made from the Ginger Dipping Sauce from Vive Le Vegan! mixed with peanut butter. It was amazingly good!

And here’s a close up of the pineapple coleslaw yumminess. I think it was my favourite part of the meal, but Wee G wouldn’t touch it. He has never recovered from some kind of mysterious coleslaw-related childhood trauma. Even the inclusion of pineapple was not enough to tempt him to taste it….pah

What to do with leftover cabbage? How about some Chinese Cabbage and Tofu Soup? Yes please. This is from Vegetarian Soups From All Seasons. It seemed like it may end up a little bland, but I added some garlic and ginger and it turned out very tasty.

Some snacky chickpeas. They were roasted in the oven with some spices (cumin, chilli and a tiny bit of cinnamon I think) and then nibbled while watching telly.

Last time I made this Cornmeal Coated Tofu I thought I would try and make it a little more like fish fingers next time for Wee G. But I changed my mind and decided not to entertain his latent fishy desires and just made it exactly as before. Yummmm...

And last but not least some Peanut Better Cookies from Vive Le Vegan! I added some chocolate chips because...there really should be chocolate in every cookie. I’ve never eaten peanut butter cookies before and I was not crazy about them…I think I prefer my peanut butter and my cookies separate. However Wee G loved them so he got to eat them all to himself :)

See you later innovators!

19 comments:

Johanna said...

my sympathies about trying to convince a scottish husband about how good eggplant can be - many a time I have tried to explain that when it is cooked well it is fantastic and when it is not it is horrid - there just is no in between!

Kati said...

Wait a second...you say you'd never eaten peanut butter cookies before?? They are one of my favorites! Maybe you just need a better recipe to completely win you over. All your meals look scrumptious - I'm ready for some corn on the cob.

Gaia said...

Yummy yum yum. I don't know what I want to taste first !
The coated tofu look amazing and the kebabs, wow but I really do want to have some of everything LOL

Melody Polakow said...

I am soo into that eggplant! It's too bad that so many people are not fans of it..

Love the tofu most of all...

SusanV said...

Everything looks delicious, but you've driven me to look up that eggplant recipe immediately! Also, the cornmeal tofu and the coleslaw look wonderful. Are there recipes for them somewhere?

scottishvegan said...

Johanna, are you saying that if I could cook eggplant properly my hubbie might like it?! Lol!! I know what you mean…if it’s over or under cooked it’s not so good.

Kati, I thought the cookies were good and I imagine if you like peanut butter cookies it’s a good recipe. I just prefer something like chocolate in my cookies (and in everything else :))

Gaia, thanks! If I could let you taste it all I would!

Melody, I don’t get why anyone would not like eggplant, it’s so yum! Mind you I prefer to call it aubergine…more vegan sounding!

SusanV, oops, I thought I had linked to the tofu recipe. It was from here - http://vegetarian.about.com/od/maindishentreerecipes/r/cornmealtofu.htm. I just realised that I actually missed out the flour second time round and used all cornmeal and it was definitely crispier! The coleslaw was just thrown together, no recipe. It had cabbage, carrot, pineapple, spring (green) onions and some Vegenaise mixed with a little mustard, black pepper and pineapple juice. I think that was all…I have a terrible memory!

vko said...

Sigh...Scottish Vegan, you make some delicious looking food amidst the packing chaos. Everything looks so good. I loved your oven barbecue with yummy slaw- sounds perfect with pineapple...

Carrie™ said...

I am so with Wee G on the eggplant. I've tried to like it. Really I have. But, it's a no go. I am so against Wee G on the coleslaw. I could eat truckloads of the stuff! PNut Butter cookies! MMMMMM!!!! Loves me the PB.

Johanna said...

I am sure your eggplant was delish - I get frustrated when I am eating out and have eggplant in a meal and it is substandard and I try to explain to a certain scot that it isn't always cooked like that!

By the way I have tagged you for a meme (which I don't quite understand about very well) - I know you are probably busy with moving but I also thought it is a time of reflection on your life and might be good time for 7 random facts - so it is only there for if you have time...

aTxVegn said...

Very impressive cooking with everything else you have to do! Your grill-like meal looks esp. good to me. I can't wait to get outside and do some grilling! I think roasted chickpeas are the best snack ever!

Holler said...

I am new to your blog! Where are you moving to?

Urban Vegan said...

Moving is no fun-but at least you've been eating yummy food to fortify you on your journey. Good luck!

scottishvegan said...

vko, thanks, coleslaw is perfect with pineapple. You should try it if you haven’t done so before!

carrie, well, I guess if we all liked the same things the world would be a boring place!

Johanna, just thinking up some random stuff about me now!

atxvegn, roasted chickpeas are the best, aren’t they? I just wish I would remember to make them more often!

holler, thanks for coming by. We are moving to Edinburgh, whereabouts are you?

urban vegan, thanks!

Holler said...

Hi SocttishVegan,
Thanks for visiting my blog!
I am blogging from sunny Dundee, but I do so love Edinburgh!
In true Scottish spirit, i have added you to my blogroll!
Hope the move goes well!

bazu said...

This post is so delicious! I mean, your food *sounds* delicious! I didn't lick my compter screen or anything...

I just read your interesting list of 7 things and wanted to comment, but comments have been disabled ... so I'll wait to do that.

cheers!

Emmy said...

The snacky chickpeas sound like the perfect snack to eat while watching tv. Will have to give those a try sometime soon.

scottishvegan said...

Bazu, thanks! I don’t know what was going on with that comments on my other post, but it’s fixed now!

Emmy, they are so easy to make, just throw them in the oven while you are cooking something else!

Jackie said...

I love eggplant curry actually I love eggplant done many ways especially vegan moussaka.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Everything looks wonderful. I love the kabobs and coleslaw. I am glad listed your ingredients. I will put cabbage on my shopping list for next week. I just finished using 2 heads. One was in Susan's vegetable bean soup, which we adore and one head I steamed. Dear daughter loves steamed cabbage.

I think the tofu looks good. I will also have to try that.

It was fun learning strange things about you. :o) We are all strange in some sort of way.