Friday, November 17, 2017

Simple Smoky Gravy (VegNews)

Hi everyone! This week I tried the simple smoky gravy from “The Thanksgiving Cookbook,” which was a bonus pullout in the most recent VegNews. My only change was to use all-purpose flour instead of oat flour. It turned out really well; I had a big ladle of it with some mashed potatoes. 

Here are the kitties...

Leela under the bed

Daisy in the sunshine

Cringer being her goofy self

Today marks one month without Buttons. Everything I’ve tried to type here turns rambly and sad, so instead, I’ll share an old sketch. Buttons didn’t get the memo about holding still as a model; she kept rolling around dramatically and then got up before I could finish it, but I still like how it turned out, and I like remembering her so happy & carefree...

Peace. :)

Friday, November 10, 2017

November MiniMoFo

Hi everyone! After cooking something new pretty much every day of Vegan MoFo, trying only three new recipes in the past week counts as “lazy” to me.

Last Friday night, I made pumpkin cookies for an early holiday party with Zach’s family. They turned out really well; here’s some of the leftovers since I forgot to take a pic right after I made them. I couldn’t find the recipe online to link to here; my copy of the recipe looks like it was scanned from a cookbook. The ingredients were brown sugar, pumpkin, oil, vanilla, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and raisins. 

On Wednesday, I made the sweet potato cheese sauce from My cat loves Daiya! It turned out really well; my only change was using soy milk instead of canned light coconut milk. 

And then last night, I made pumpkin applesauce (inspired by Tracy’s Living Cookbook). I peeled & chopped five Granny Smith apples, boiling them in a little more than 3/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. I turned it down to simmer, added ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and stirred it every now and then. I added ½ cup canned pumpkin and ½ tsp vanilla near the end. It turned out pretty well.


So those are my “lazy” (and quite orange) new foods I’ve tried since MoFo ended. I’ve also been keeping busy with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), motivating myself, of course, with Victory Smarties.

Here are the kitties this morning…




Peace. :)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes (Steamy Kitchen)

Hi everyone, and Happy Halloween! "Halloween" is of course the prompt for today, the last day of Vegan MoFo, so I made pumpkin mashed potatoes, veganizing this recipe (use vegan butter; canola oil & soymilk in place of the heavy cream; and vegan Worcestershire sauce). 

I had been a bit skeptical about this dish at first, but it was actually pretty good!

Here's my Inktober sketch; it looks super scary lol…

And here's the kitty crew saying they hope you don't get too frightened on this spooky night…

And a throwback photo of Buttons from around Halloween 2014…

Peace. :)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Candied Yams (Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food)

Hi everyone! Today's Vegan MoFo prompt is "Practice run a dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or another upcoming holiday," so I made the candied yams from Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food. This was a super simple dish, but very delicious! I had them with some leftover quinoasage.

Here's my Inktober sketch…

And here's Daisy half-in, half-out of the sunshine…

Peace. :)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Peanut Butter Apple Crisp (The Cooking Club)

Hi everyone! Today's Vegan MoFo prompt is "History," so I made another apple crisp, this time with two of my favorite foods -- peanut butter and Granny Smith apples -- that I wanted to learn about more. (The original recipe is from The Cooking Club; use vegan butter.)

Here's my Inktober sketch…

And here's Leela hanging out by my computer chair this morning...

Peace. :)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Quinoasage and Potato Tofu Scramble (House Vegan: Fall FoMo No More)

Hi everyone! Today's Vegan MoFo prompt is "Brunch," so I made the Quinoasage and Potato Tofu Scramble from House Vegan: Fall FoMo No More. My only changes were to use canola oil instead of olive oil and to leave out the fennel seeds and the optional scallion at the end. It turned out really well, and I even went back for seconds!

Here's my Inktober sketch…

And from last night, here's Daisy being a pillow for Cringer, the very persistent cuddler…

Peace. :)