Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tonight's dinner was the perfect solution to the soggy Brussels Blues (Common impediment when living in this rain soaked nation - hence, I am convinced, the heavy dependency on chocolate). Tonight's dinner was also in celebration of my parent's wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary to you both! If I was in Canada look at what you would (n't) be eating.

The roasted root veg, rosemary-crusted tofu bake, and Kevin's homemade pesto were all quite satisfying.

The pesto was the most creative bit of the evening's fare so I think I will share the chef's secrets. (I don't think he will mind)

Garishly Green Garlic Pesto

-4 cloves of garlic
-2 tablespoons of olive oil
-pine nuts
-two bushels of fresh basil

He pulled down my mom's food processor to tackle this dollop of homemade goodness. I am convinced that he pretty much threw everything in and whizzed it up into the bright green tasty goodness. He had some complaints about the intensity of the garlic, but, I was totally taken by the fiery taste of this cheese-free pesto. I actually had mine on my tofu (as a side spread), while he enjoyed it atop some whole wheat pasta.

One more day of work, work, work. And then I have airplane food to look forward to. Yes! Bring on the energy bars.

In other news: The Muffin-Cakes went over very well today. They were used to twist the arm of a colleague who will be travelling home to Canada over the holiday - he has graciously agreed to bring this vegancowgirl a packet of egg replacer (if any European reader knows where to find online Egg Replacer PLEASE email me). They also made it over to Kevin's department, and were enjoyed (apparently to great exuberance) by Danielle. Tonight I am thinking of some chocolate covered strawberries dipped in...coconut milk?


Jennifer said...

That meal looks fantastic! Yeah for K's good cooking skill!

I hope you have a blast on your trip! Take lots of pictures so those of us stuck at work can live vicariously and enjoy beautiful pictures from far away lands. :-)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Have fun on your trip!!!

Garlic pesto sounds terrific-- I love the green hue.

pleasantly plump vegan said...

beautiful color on that pesto!

Theresa said...

Aw yum, that looks really good. A bit of a 'last supper' before you have to (not) eat terrible airplane food... yummy!

Liz² said...

that plate looks fantastic!

and if you ever want any v-con recipes, just email me at and I'll send them to you!

Tofu Hunter said...

Hello from one soggy city to another! Your blog is awesome... thanks for all the delicious looking ideas. I put link up to it from my blog, the Tofu Hunter .

Hope your feet are staying dry!