Vegan Shells and Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes
One of my best vegan Mac and Cheese recipes to date! I'll share the sauce in another post. Shells are tossed with roasted tomatoes and baked with panko breadcrumbs
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Red Stick. I never imagined to be living in a Louisiana city that wasn't New Orleans...and Bon Temps. The recent oil spill is a topic for another post, so I will avoid any lengthy opinions on that particular atrocity. Currently my partner and I as well as a mutual friend are staying with my partner's parents in Zachary, a small industrial town 20 minutes north of Baton Rouge. Our first ventures into the city weren't terrible. In fact, they were surprisingly reminiscent of Tallahassee and my hometown, Fort Lauderdale/Miami. Baton Rouge is like Tallahassee in the sense that everything is upfront and in your face; it's a college town with an enormous fan base, and alumni that have chosen to live there for the rest of their lives (and their children's children's children's...you get the idea). Because it is a college town it is loaded, no overflowing with restaurants...I mean fast-food joints. That being said I've found one deli/bakery that acknowledges and understands veg*nism. However, there is a (massive and always crowded) Whole Foods and a smaller grocery/vitamin store named Our Daily Bread (which I have yet to visit).Ackee Scramble topped with Avocado on a Baguette Boat
Ackee scramble (again, will be featured in a future post) sauteed with garlic, onions, corn, carrots and spinach, then spiced with thyme, cumin, oregano and a dash of curry powder and nooch (nutritional yeast). All is piled upon a baguette half.
Three layers of moist yellow cake separated by a coconut buttercream and topped with toasted coconut flakes. All of that decadence is accompanied by a sweet and crispy almond tuile Pasta Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Fusilli pasta tossed with roasted corn, shredded carrots, diced cucumber, baby spinach and fresh basil, all of which is coated in a creamy roasted garlic vinaigrette.
Banana-Walnut Bread from JoVB Quinoa Tabbouleh
with quinoa, roma tomatoes, diced cucumber, fresh parsley and lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper
Golden Agave-Sweetened Cupcakes
inspired by VCTOTW
More updates in the future...I promise.