Friday, June 20, 2008

Going on the Big Trip

Tomorrow my sister and I are leaving on our month long road trip up the Pacific coast to Alaska. I won't be posting anything to this blog until we get back home, but I will post updates about our trip in a journal dedicated solely to the trip.

Bye for now!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Relaxing at the 'Rents

I have been at my parents' house the last couple of weeks, and so have not been posting. All of the meals I've been making have been repeats of the best things I've made since the last time I was down here. That way I get to impress everyone with my yummy vegan food. Even my dad has liked most of it, although 99.9% of the time he claims the meal would be better with meat.

I did try a couple new recipes though. The lemon bars from The Joy of Vegan Baking are very good, and pretty simple to make. The lemon cheesecake from the same book would have been excellent, but when we bought the Tofutti cream cheese, we picked up the herbed kind and didn't notice until too late. It's not bad, a little weird tasting, but I think with some little adjustments it might actually make a really good savory cheese cake. I also made up a crunchy chocolate truffle pie, which had a little too much peanut butter in it for my taste, but it was still very good and all the omnivores it's been served to have liked it.

We experimented last night with a veggie lasagna made with the vegan alfredo sauce I blogged about before. In a compromise with the family, I made it with mozzarella cheese. It came out pretty good, but still needs some tweaking. More veggies, more flavor in the sauce, and some Teese should do the trick.

Now I'm focusing on finishing up my sister's late graduation gift, a cookbook with all of my best vegan and vegetarian recipes (she's lacto-ovo vegetarian). I also want to look up good vegan restaurants along the route of our up-coming Great Alaska Adventure, with stops in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Juneau, Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, and many little towns in British Columbia. I should probably find some good and cheap camping recipes. Any recommendations?