Friday, April 29, 2011

paella success!!! :)

I tend to get addicted to watching cooking shows, even though I'm a lil grossed out everytime, because almost always cooking shows make meat :( I really enjoy watching cooking techniques and getting ideas for flavor combinations. Every recipe can be the other day I caught a cooking show where they made a paella, it looked so yummy with that yellowy rice and pretty presentation. and I decided that I would experiment and see if I could make a yummy paella :)

I looked in my How to Cook Everything Vegetarian cookbook, and a found this yummy looking and simple recipe, and I had tomatoes that needed to be used up. This came together really easy and was super tasty. I didn't have any saffron, so I skipped it, but I think it would definitely be even better with the saffron in there.

I made a lil aioli to top it off (vegenaise, chopped parsley, dried herbs and pressed garlic).

I'll be making paella again soon!

Friday, April 15, 2011

vegan crabby patties

There's been a serious lack of posting on here lately, we just moved into our first house, and we've been busy and frazzled. I've been cooking lots of yummy things, but too lazy to take pictures before I eat. I made these crabby patties the other day, and they were too cute and yummy to not share with y'all.

So... back in my pre-veg days, I definitely had a weakness for crab cakes. I've seen lots of recipes online for vegan versions, but hadn't gotten around to making them until this week. I found this recipe , on the super reliably delicious I followed the recipe pretty exactly, and used the suggested kelp flakes, for extra fishy-ness.

These came out super super yummy! The hubby and I are always happy with tempeh, and this is such a great use for it. They came together really easy, and once cooked, they disappeared within minutes. I'll be making them again real soon :)