Today’s update into the 100 Days Homemade project includes plunging into the Vegan Sandwiches cookbook, a presentation at a senior center on incorporating vegan proteins with NW-style and flavor, cooking with my BFF in Victoria, stepping into the Artisan Vegan Cheese experience, a surprise from J. Legume and the new, surprisingly vegan cinnamon rolls from Trader Joe’s. Hey, they’re not homemade, but this was a shocking, accidentally vegan (well, they’re not labeled) development that sat in my fridge for a few weeks in hesitation, and ultimately, made for one fabulous breakfast in bed.
Bare with me, my camera has been repaired, but is in transit. I’m sad to say that as usual, half of these are from my legit camera, and some are from my phone.
The ladies of Vida Vegan HQ presented our Classy Tofu Mac & Cheese and the above NW Berry Salad with Maple-Agave Glazed Tempeh to a curious crowd of seniors for a special presentation. It was such a blast!
I think Day #67 marks the first occasion of not photographing the homemade creation of the day, a rum-based cocktail with basil and smashed yellow watermelon.
So, let’s have a stand in…
The following dinner was a total surprise and so comfort foody it made me wish it was January.
One can only putting making their own extracts for so long. After sampling this – and being aware of the price – it is unforgivable that it took so long to undertake.
This sandwich was a far bigger hit on our table vs. the Hot Brown. I won’t repeat what J. Legume had to say about the first one, but it’s a handful. That being said, I like this book.
Because really, the flavor of bourbon is just great.
Now this sandwich, with homemade mushroom tomato seitan, gobbler slices and tempeh bacon, WAS THE BIGGEST HIT SO FAR. It was monstrously enjoyable and really makes you think – should anyone eat sandwiches (alright, of the non-cucumber-tea-party variety) in public?
This hereby marks the sick leave of my new camera and my vacation after some functioning in Seattle. Great timing. Deep breaths. I’ll fast forward to the following creation my BFF Gabrielle and I spent a fun evening creating at her kitchen in Victoria – and then fast forward on, from there.
I know we both wish we picked up this cookbook a bit more! ❤
I’ll be sure to share my thoughts on my experiences with this book in the future, which include frustrated sprouting attempts, successes, soy yogurt straining and parmesan air-drying, so far.
Whenever I travel, nooch sauce seems to be my number one priority when I return home.
I’m quite particular about my vegan mac – I know just how tangy and noochy I like it – who doesn’t – and this one was a straight-up, tasty mac with a buttery flavor. I added a pinch of cayenne and hot paprika into the mix.
The following slice was born out of a daydream…
When we meet again, I should have a new camera in hand, I’ll be finalizing my plan for VeganMoFo (I have a freaking spreadsheet this year!), and sharing the final two rounds of the 100 Days Homemade Project – just in time before our upcoming trip to Chicago for our VVC Summer 2014 scouting!
If you want to catch up, here they are:
As always, you can watch the creations unveiled day by day with @jdfunks on the ‘gram.