Tuesday, December 30, 2008

We Now Return To Our Regularly Scheduled Program

Kevin and I have just returned home from a most wonderful (with a HUGE sick, sick, cough, cough, stay over night in a British hospital asterix) holiday with his uber-fantastic-lovely-totally-excited-to-be-grandparents parents.

I admit that I missed my family so terribly, but I know that I will see them soon, and we were lucky enough to have had christmas in Canada last year, so all is good.

I have had so much great and yummy vegan food since the last time I wrote. I made some home made granola, which turned out quite good, but I will be sure to add the raisins AFTER baking it as I found they turned out a little too crispy for me. I even managed to whip up some tasty double chocolate cookies, which I gave to a friend Kate before she was heading home to Philadelphia. Oh and then there was the great vegan sushi smorgasbord. Yum Yum.

Kevin's mom made a great vegan meal for me every night of our trip - not letting me anywhere near the kitchen in my most recent condition....and Christmas night was no exception. She made a Lentil Loaf from Deliah's Vegetarian cookbook - amazing stuff.

Tonight, we are just posting a simple Jacket Potato recipe to celebrate the wonderful time we had with Kevin's parents. (Every little cafe and pub has jacket potatoes as an option on the menu, and his mom made a great vegan jacket potato meal on Sunday night that even Kevin's meat-loving daddy loved!)

4 roasting potatoes

1 green onion
tomato sauce
tofu hash - 1 packet
chili peppers
olive oil
salt pepper

I just tossed the potatoes into the oven after wrapping them in tin foil. While they were roasting I threw together a quick tomato and tofu hash sauce, but you could do so much with this hearty dinner or lunch dish. I think the next experiment with these will include Vcon's cheezy sauce - since I did manage to find Nutritional Yeast while in the UK!!!

We still have holiday until next Monday and I plan on filling the days with sewing, baby carriage shopping, kitty and kevin snuggling and reading.

Kevin, Eliot, Sylvia, Baby Vegan and Mommy Vegan wishes everyone a wonderful and vegan-filled New Year!!!


Vegetation said...

Aww your kitty is so cute!!! And a big yum to the baked taties and the cookies!

Tara said...

The kitty is so sweet! I love jacket potatoes and was actually planning on eating some tonight!
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you are having a wonderful holiday!
Happy New Year to you all!
Now me wants 'tatoes....I blame you! >:o)

Anonymous said...

I'm with Becks - I want some taters!
I hope you're all 100% feeling better and here's to a wonderful 2009!

VeganCowGirl said...

Thanks everyone! Sylvia was really jealous of her sister Eliot who could get into the tree....poor Sylvia just watched from the sidelines.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

How nice of your mother-in-law to do so much vegan cooking! Really. And enjoy the rest of your holidays.

River said...

Kevin's mom sounds like such a nice lady! Happy New Year to you and the whole gang!