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Monday, July 20, 2009

Tester Tostadas and.....drumroll.....My First Homemade Vegan Doughnuts!

So testing recipes for Terry's upcoming Vegan Latina cookbook just gets better and better....tonight for dinner I made the Black-Eyed Butternut Tostadas. Yeah, you heard me right. Black-eyed peas and butternut squash are mashed up with some spices and such to a refried bean texture and spread on crunchy tostada shells. Then they are topped with shredded lettuce, avocado, local salsa, and a few dollops of vegan sour cream. They are like little towers of deliciousness! I served them up with some of the tester Pickled Red Onions, since I eat them with everything these days!

And I made VEGAN DOUGHNUTS!! I got the urge today and had nothing to do, so I went for it! I used a recipe I found on Melisser's blog, The Urban Housewife, for baked doughnuts, and made up my own chocolate glaze. I hear doughnuts are the new cupcakes, and I am OK with that! Topped with some organic sprinkles, these plus a big mug of hot coffee made my evening absolutely perfect!! I even made them with whole wheat pastry flour, so they are kinda healthy! Woo!
Nekkid doughnuts, post-baking....Chocolate-glazed and sprinkled doughnuts....ready for me to attack...
On another note, I tried a new place to eat in Kansas City, the Record Bar! I thought I had found just about all the vegan food there is to be had in KC, but I was wrong! The Record Bar is part music venue, part bar and grill-type eatery. They have several vegan-friendly menu items, too! I went with my momma, before seeing HP6, so we each tried a different entree! Oh, the joys of a dining companion!
My mom got The Moby Sandwich, which was a roasted portabella with TONS of veggies and balsamic vinaigrette (sans mayo) on herbed focaccia. This sandwich was so tasty AND it came with awesome fries and was a big 'ol meal for not a lot of skrill! Very cool. But, being a bar and all, it didn't have good food porn lighting. Not so cool. As long as the food is good, I'm cool with it! I got the Ian MacKaye Pizza! It was their homemade pizza crust spread with homemade lemony hummus and, again, lots of veggies (including whole cloves of garlic! what a dream!) and kalamata olives. Very, very good!! Who knew bar food could be so vegan!?!

7 comments:

nora said...

Yay, whole wheat baked donuts!!!

Jane said...

Do you remember how your beloved mother adores cake-style blueberry doughnuts? I'll bet that they would be a cinch to veganize! (hint, hint, hint)

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

Wow, so those doughnuts looks fantastic and I'm not even really a doughnut fan. I think perhaps YOU should consider writing a cookbook.

That is awesome that you found another vegan friendly restaurant in KC. I know that if I ever need to go to KC, I'll have to hit you up for restaurant ideas!

Bianca said...

Ian McKaye pizza!!!! And a Moby sandwich! Too of my favorite dudes immortalized in vegan food. Yum! The hummus pizza sounds especially delicious.

And I wanna hug you for trying Melisser's donuts with WWPF. They look perfect and I will for 100% surely be makin' some soon.

veggievixen said...

omg donutsssss

sallisontaylor said...

tostadas look awesome...I want to hear the crab cake recipee...those were memorable.
krystal

Kiersten said...

Those tostadas sound so good! I can't wait to try those when Terry's cookbook comes out.