(1) Vegan baked recipes
I recently vegan-ized my Most Popular Chocolate Date Cake for a dinner party. Dear reader, it was good stuff. Served warm with a little coconut milk ice cream, this cake made the perfect end to a delicious meal. Coconut oil and chia seed “eggs” have become my new staples. I’m stoked to experiment with more baked recipes. In the meantime, check out this link for other vegan recipes.
Freshly ground for me, please. It’s remarkable how much this simple spice wakes up a dish, sweet OR savory. Like the savory stew I made recently (can you spot it below?). If you’re not used to nutmeg, start with fresh nuts and a microplane (we use this one). The resulting flavor is much more pungent and complex than you’d get from the pre-ground stuff. And that’s my Jessie guarantee.
(3) Star Trek: Fleet Captains
This board game is a recent addition to Peter’s collection. We’ve yet to finish an entire game, but it won’t be long before I crush the Klingons into the dust. Bwah ha ha!
What’s that? Why yes, that IS the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701). Peter gave it a paint wash to bring out the features.
We’re the coolest couple at our address.
(4) Peter-made pretzels
This pretzel was made from the same Peter Reinhart recipe as mentioned in these two old posts. There’s nothing like a warm pretzel with homemade honey mustard sauce. Unless it’s a warm pretzel with honey mustard sauce made by Peter while I kick up my heels with piping hot Celestial Seasonings Earl Grey tea and a good book. Luxury.
(In the background? A long-simmering recipe I won’t share with you … yet.)
(5) This chef coat
I have a tendency to splatter things in the kitchen where they shouldn’t be splattered. Like hot oil on my arms.
I saw this dirt-cheap red chef coat at Restaurant Depot and knew I had found the solution to my kitchen woes. When I have time, oh, next year perhaps, I’ll take in the sides a bit. Because looking snazzy in the kitchen is a non-negotiable.
Have a great week!
P.S. Happy Birthday tomorrow to both my sisters! See my previous birthday post here, with a vintage Powerpoint cartoon.