Vegan Caliente

two vegans, one kitchen

Spoooky Food! October 28, 2008

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 3:22 pm


Ok, maybe not spooky, but definitely Halloweenie!  This is the third year (I think) that I’ve made Halloween themed cookies and cream cupcakes so it’s becoming a bit of a tradition.  The frosting recipe is from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and the cake recipe is mine all mine.  I’m bringing this batch to knitting tonight so I might have to make another small batch so we can have some and we can share with the neighbors – not that they like cupcakes, but we can force them 🙂



We also made some spooky skull cookies (there were pumpkins too but they disappeared mysteriously)





Pancakes With Blueberry Sauce October 24, 2008

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 6:25 pm

Here’s the last bit of food to talk about from our little vacation, pancakes with blueberry sauce:



It’s something we always have for at least one breakfast when we visit my parents because my mom makes the batter for us, then all we have to do is cook it up when we’re ready.  I forget what cookbook this is from, I think one that’s all about tofu – although if you could see the bookcase that holds all of our cookbooks you’d know that doesn’t narrow it down too much.  The sauce is really good too, it’s just blueberries and a little bit of water cooked down to make a syrupy yummy sauce.





Pizza Pizza! October 23, 2008

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 3:32 pm

More vacation food, this time in pizza form:



The dough is from Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day and it’s super soft and yummy – I love me some soft pizza crust!  The toppings were tomato sauce, Gimme Lean rolled into sausage balls, red bell pepper, green olives, black olives, jalapenos, and Tofutti Mozzarella.





Halloween Fauxstess Cupcakes October 22, 2008

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 6:11 pm


Another thing we made while up at my parents house was a festive Halloween version of the oh so famous Fauxstess Cupcakes from Vegan With a Vengeance.  These cupcakes are a ton of work but they are definitely worth it, although they were a bit off this last time because of the soymilk powder I used – I tried a new brand and it’s kind of icky.  They were still super yummy but not as amazing as they could be. 


The original plan was to make the inside filling orange as well but I had most of them filled before I realized that I’d forgotten to dye the stuff.   





Smores! October 21, 2008

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 8:17 pm


I suppose for most people November and December (at least here in the US) are the big eating months where most thoughts of good health and nutrition fly out the window.  For me, it’s all about October.  Junk food, candy, baked goods, you name it, it’s all fair game this month.  While we were visiting my parents last week, the first sweet indulgence we gave into were smores made with Sweet and Sara marshmallows.  It was all kinds of ooey gooey yumminess, very good but so sweet that I could probably only have them once or twice a year.  Yay for vegan smores!





Swamp Rice October 12, 2008

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 6:34 pm


Tonight’s dinner is a new creation I’m calling Swamp Rice.  Why Swamp Rice?  Because greens cut into strips and and cooked look swampy to me (and there’s an awesomely bad movie on SciFi tonight that’s called Swamp Devil).  Anyway, it’s got kale, spinach, brown rice, onion, jalapenos, cilantro, and plenty of spices and hot sauce – what’s not to love?





Banh Mi October 9, 2008

Filed under: Food Talk — veganshane @ 11:03 pm

Well tonight for supper I made one of my favorite sandwiches: the banh mi, aka the Vietnamese hoagie.  I was fairly happy although the bread could have been a little fresher, it felt like it was a day or two past prime. The filling of the banh mi is a pickle made with daikon radish, carrots, some sauteed mock duck, cilantro, sliced jalapeno pepper, Sriracha sauce and Vegenaise.

With the exception of the bread I was fairly happy with dinner, Kala, not so much.  She thought the pickle smelled like a dirty diaper and did not taste any better.  As far as my view, it’s a sweet vinegar pickle and its a little earthy but tasty. The main change I might make is actually cutting the veggies into match sticks as opposed to shredding them with the food processor to get a bit of a crunch.


Photos: Kala