Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Some Bits and Bobs

We are really getting in to packing now and it seems like everything is everywhere… :( I am planning on packing the kitchen stuff last so that I can keep cooking for as long as possible :)

I bought some Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (which are accidentally vegan).



"Crescent Rolls are VEGAN??!!"


I intended to spread them with my Notella, but it was all gone by the time I got round to using them, so instead I made them in to little rolls with chocolate and hazelnuts. They were so yummy!
First I spread margarine (Earth Balance) on the dough.
Then I added some chopped chocolate chips and hazelnuts…
…and cut in to strips.
Then rolled each strip up…
…like this…
...until all were done... and popped in the oven for about 11 minutes till golden.

Yumalicious! We had these for brunch with a massive fruit salad. It was decadent, but very healthy at the same time :)
This is a pasta bake I threw together using all the stuff in my fridge that I wanted to finish up. I lightly sautéed onion, asparagus, green pepper and spinach and added some cooked brown rice pasta, tempeh, canned tomatoes, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes and some tofu-basil ricotta (from VWaV). It was topped off with more tofu-basil ricotta and baked for about 45 mins. It was simple, delicious and perfect with a salad.
This is a great snack idea from Vive Le Vegan! In the book it’s called Cinnamon Sweet Hemp Spread, but I used almond butter instead of hemp butter. It’s so good as a little dip for apple slices. Finally here’s a little tempeh stir fry thrown together in about 15 minutes. Just some onion, pepper, cabbage, asparagus, mushrooms and tempeh served over rice noodles. The thing I love about stir fries is that they are different every time. The sauce for this one had ginger, garlic, tamari, red pepper flakes, , vinegar, maple syrup and thickened with cornflour and water.

Hope you’re all having a great week!

16 comments:

aTxVegn said...

Those are the most delicious looking rolls I've ever seen! I'm definitely stealing this idea. It's good you balanced it with that great fruit salad. Your pasta bake looks super - like a deep dish pizza. I'm trying to kick my nut butter habit, but that dip looks really nice.

Urban Vegan said...

I love your croissants. I will have to try them. What a great idea.

laura jesser said...

Wow, do those rolls look decadent! And so easy... wow, you are creative! And that fruit salad is so colorful and I can almost taste it. For someone who's busy packing, you certainly have come up with some good eats!

Carrie™ said...

I read back through your posts and see that you are moving back to Scotland. Awesome!! Where are you from/moving to? My husband is first generation Canadian. His Dad immigrated first - from Glasgow and a lot of the family followed after. He has A LOT of relatives still in Glasgow, some in Edinburgh and many points in between. My first husband was also first generation Canadian from Scottish parents. Hmm....there seems to be a pattern here. LOL!
I hope you'll keep blogging after you move. Please? Fruit salad looks killer and we eat a lot of pasta at our house. We love it! Pillsbury Cresent Rolls are vegan? Who woulda thought. Jim absolutely HATES the doughboy. I don't know why, but he has some choice names for him that I won't repeat here. Seriously, how can anyone hate the doughboy?

scottishvegan said...

atxvegn, I don’t eat a ton of nut butter just now, but I could eat a ton of this dip! Probably best not to though :)

urban vegan, I hope you like them!

laura, I am never too busy doing anything to stop thinking about food!

carrie, you definitely have a thing for Scottish men! Wee G and I are both from near Glasgow and our families stay around there but we are moving to Edinburgh as that’s where we lived before coming to the US and we have a flat there. I’ll definitely keep blogging after I move…I imagine the first thing Wee G will do when he gets off the plane in Scotland will be organise an internet connection! I agree, how can anyone hate the doughboy? He’s just too cute!

Melody Polakow said...

Wow... your pasta bake and stir fry looks amazing... and the rolls.. wowza!.. but my fav thing here was the fruit salad.

bazu said...

Good luck with your packing!
Oh dear god, the drool is flowing freely- your rolls are so gorgeous! And chocolate/hazelnut filling? It's like a vegan chocolate croissant... {licks screen}.

I love that shocked picture of the pillsbury dough boy. I need to poke his little tummy.

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

your crescent rolls look fabulous & what a crafty idea! accidently vegan is one of my favorite stops. good girl packing up the kitchen last - i appreciate that! :o)

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