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January Wrappin’

In 1223 Church on February 3, 2011 at 2:14 am

Wrap wrap wrappin’ it up! These are the goodies I made in the last week of January!

I can stroke one off my Future Dishes (stroke one off, hehe) because I made…

 

Carrot Cake Pancakes!

Yeah, that’s maple cream cheese sauce on top with maple roasted shelled flax. I don’t lie, friends.

The recipe made 14 pancakes! I still have four at work in the freezer just begging to be toasted up. Next time I will most definitely be adding a drip of molasses to that recipe as well as some chopped pecans!

Here’s the shex-ay batter shot:

 

…b-b-b-batter up!

 

The noodle binge continues with a Chinese Style Teriyaki Noodle dish with broccoli and carrots. Friggin’ yum.

 

The sauce is aptly named “Teriyaki Divine!”

Oh, and in case you were wondering about a hot inside shot of that birthday cake… Here she is!

That’s what I like to see!

And lastly, some sweet sweet Daiya action for y’all. Discounted baguette with some homemade pizza sauce, onions, green pepper, mushroom, and Daiya. I wish baguette agreed with me. Seems it puts up quite a battle in my stomach. Sadness.

Magical Mini Pizzas on Baguette

Feel free to leave me some comment love! It would really make my day!

xo

TFish

Birthday Cake

In 1223 Church on January 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

Yesterday was my dear friend Dale’s birthday! I made him this cake (: It’s a basic chocolate cake with chocolate peanut butter cream cheeze icing!

 

Happy Birthday, Dale!

The recipe I used was Tara’s Chocolate Cake from Sarah Kramer’s “La Dolce Vegan!” It was given many thumbs up and rants at the Birthday Potluck!

 

Also I recently broke out my Tu-No Casserole for a potluck. Huuuuge hit! Such great wintertime comfort food. It’s a recipe I know I’ll be making regularly for the rest of my life. Takes me straight back to the ol’ childhood.

This is her, nude, without her soda cracker crumbles. It’s really the best way to understand her depth and enjoy what she has to offer if you can’t really be with her.

 

Naked Tu-NO Casserole

 

One more potluck treasure from this month: Ginger Crinkle Cookies !!! Tried and true, this recipe is above and beyond any other ginger cookie I have ever had OR tried. It’s crinkly and crunch on the outisde and moist, chewy, and spicy on the inside.

This time I rolled them in orange and pink decorators sugar. Sexy!

 

So you understand their intensity.

 

Showin' off on my favourite baby plate.

Oh, I’m off to make somebreakfast scramble and fetch my coffee! Hope everyone enjoys the blog’s new “look” and name! Soon it will link you back to the main page. CSS is frisky.

 

xo

TFish

Convenience

In Not-my-street-eats, San Francisco on January 24, 2011 at 4:18 am

Oh, San Francisco, even your convenience stores blow all other corner stores out of the water and into the shameful depths of easy eats.

 

Just check out this selection!

Three types of MISO! Tofu! Udon nooodles! Sausages! Bacon! Vegenaise! FRIED TOFU.

Good graces, I bet they carry Daiya now! Sheesh. They would.

 

This Hayes Valley store even has a bulk section full of vegan delights.

Dark Chocolate Pretzels from Sunridge Farms. BULK!

 

See this jerky below? Well I thought “Hey! Maybe it’s as good as Primal Strips!” Nope. It has the quirkiest texture and not in a good way. Plus, it smells like canned chickpeas. Now we all know that canned chickpeas happen to smell like CAT FOOD so let’s connect the dots.

Stonewalls Jerquee!

 

Loki, the mancat of the house where I stayed in SF, l-o-v-e-d t-h-i-s s-h-i-t. Perhaps that may be the understatement of last year because this cat danced for Stonewall’s Jerquee. Never have his owners known Loki to be a dancer. Never, ever.

Upon returning home I left the brown paper bag unattended in the dining room only to quickly discover that Loki had torn into it and started to mow down on the chicken flavoured Jerquee! Holy bananas! It didn’t matter where I put this stuff, he would sniff it out. Oh, and he would dance. That cat is a natural. Eventually the Jerquee went in a bag, in a cookie jar, on top of a hutch. Even then, Loki tried to obtain said goods.

 

Ready made Seitan Sandwich!

REALLY? Yeah, really. They went there. A wide selection of pre-made seitan sammys! Just touch me all over, whydoncha?

 

At the counter they have vegan cookies galore!

 

My my my. How could any vegan in their right mind come out of there without feeling wild with excitement? I might as well have found a freaking shipwreck off the coast!

 

I’m on a roll! We’ve got a lot to cover until this blog is up-to-date.

 

NEXT!

 

xo

TFish

 

 

Sweetness

In Not-my-street-eats, San Francisco on April 26, 2010 at 11:41 pm

San Francisco round up number two!

All the sweet stuff shall be found here.

Maggie Mudd Sundae

Oh glorious Maggie Mudd and all your dairy free options. We waited outside on a chilly Soy Flandisco day, pacing with anticipation until you were open for business and welcomed us inside.

In case you’re wondering what exactly is happening in that bowl let me explain:

bottom later = warm, dense, fudgy, generously sized brownie.

two ice cream scoops = pumpkin (YES!) and toasted coconut (OMG)

chocolate sauce drizzled everywhere

peanut chunks, too.

topped with vegan whipped cream and a frikkin’ cherry.

Yes, I ate it all. Yes, I passed out mid afternoon with a sugar coma.

On the counter at Maggie Mudd they have a tiny freezer where they keep VEGAN ICE CREAM CAKES IN A VARIETY OF LAYERED FLAVOURS. Always.

Vegan Ice Cream Cakes… READY TO GO!

I wonder if there’s a hypnotist who could help me with my sugar addiction…

Hello Vegan Donuts!

Whole Foods, I love thee for many reasons. One being the vegan donuts that taste like donuts should.

I didn’t even know I was going to be encountering the donuts when I did so… I ate three. Yeah… I ONLY LIVE ONCE OKAY?!

Just like Timmies from the ol’ childhood.

Check her out, in all of her MAPLE GLAZED glory. How could you turn her down? Could you just leave her there.. mingling with the other soulless (read: lacking maple) donuts? NO. YOU GIVE HER A GOOD HOME. A good home complete with all the other maple syrupy goodness you have been hoarding in your body.

Good bodies are made of maple.

PROOF OF MY LOVE:

I ate them all.

Oh, I’m not done.

Check iiiitttttttt!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake with a CCP Topper

Thanks JayMoh! After a long day of frolicking around the city, coming home to this after a dinner treat of Belgian double fried fries was out of control! Spoooooooiled.

Yeah, spoooooooooooiled.

xo.

TFish

Oh, and if you don’t get it, CPP stands for Chocolate Covered Pretzel.

Finally

In Not-my-street-eats, San Francisco on April 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm

YES, I KNOW, IT’S BEEN A WHILE.

Obviously, FxOxOxD is three months backlogged so expect a flood of new goodness to feast your eyes upon!

FxOxOxD is BACK IN ACTION.

Here are some highlights from my delicious trip to San Francisco in February! We’ll start at the beginning and then zig-zag-ric-rac the rest of the way. (Who knows when I ate what! I blame my many sugar comas.)

Frozen Soy Yogurt with Chocolate Shavings and RASPBERRY SAUCE

Frozen Soy Yogurt with Chocolate Shavings and TOASTED COCONUT

Upon arriving I was whisked away to Fraiche. San Francisco was swinging into a hot week so I was eager to welcome vegan frozen yogurt into my life! I got so excited I neglected to notice the toasted coconut option so I *had* to get another serving before we left. I ate both while my tour-guides worked on their single serving. What if I never returned to Fraiche again?! Good thing I trusted my gut instinct because we didn’t return to this lovely part of San Francisco.

OH!

Another reason to love Fraiche!

Yes, we certainly did spend a significant chunk of our vegan fro’yo conversation frantically whisper-scheming ways to smuggle this sexy beast out of the shop. How could we not?! You’re only in my dreams now. So close, yet so far away.

Sigh.

For breakfast, the lovely JayMoh of the Post Punk Kitchen fixed me a real down home breakfast while I showered international airport dirt off my body. Check this : ! : ! : ! :

Diner Home Fries

Spinach and Mushroom Fritatta with Daiya Cheeze

From one of my favourite cook books, Vegan Brunch! The diner home fries stole my morning show. Seriously. Perhaps even over and above Loki, JayMoh’s charming cat.

Phew, that’s enough for now!

Next we shall conquer Whole Foods, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes with double buttercream frosting and an organic chocolate covered pretzel topper, and VEGAN DONUTS.

xo.

TFish

peeess;; Loki owns my San Francisco kitty heart. Don’t let my love for fried carbohydrates fool you.

Delights

In 2061 North Park on January 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Ahh yes, January’s backlog of tasty treasures created in the newly expanded (I pushed the fridge all the way back to the wall) kitchen of 2061. 

My computer just died this week so posts will really be sporadic. Unless someone out there has the urge to merge with my dead Ubuntu laptop and find the magic potion to bring it back to life. Any takers?

Anyways, onto the porn.

 

Kappa Sushi

A nice light dinner. Doesn’t it look great on my new sushi platter? Thanks Mom and Dad!

 

Up-close with the Kappa

Ain’t she purty?

 

 

Soyburger Helper

 

Mmm… spiral noodz, a package of mexican soy ground round, a can of sweet corn, a few tomatoes and a tonnnne of sauteed onions and mushrooms. Frig. 

OH YEAH. I also mixed in a bunch of cheddar DAIYA for cheezy, stringy, ooey-gooey-goodness.

 

So hot she’s steaming.

Damn, girl. Ya look good. 

 

 

Chocolate Mint Brownies

 

So, I was in a rush one morning and I reallllly wanted brownies. I wanted them so badly I did not wait until they cooled to pour on the chocolate mint icing. In doing this I learned how to make dense brownie fudge. The heat of the brownies re-liquified the icing and it seeped throughout the brownies and upon cooling I was perplexed as to why my brownies were not the moist delights I was expecting. Chantelle explained to to me and then the forks came out and this is what happened. Three of us attacked it and attack it we did !

 

 

Coconut Curry with Toasted Coconut on Jasmine Rice

 

 I toasted my own coconut and re-created the Janes On The Commons  Exotic  Madras Curry! Thanks for posting your ingredients on your to-go boxes. Muhuhaha.

I TOASTED MY OWN COCONUT.

I TOASTED MY OWN COCONUT.

so easy. need it always.

toasted coconut, you are my love.

 

 

Roasted Herbed Veggies over Jasmine Rice

 

I have a new obsession. It’s roasted root vegetables. ROAST MY HEART. Well, no, don’t. Roast every root vegetable you get your paws on. My heart is not a root vegetable.

These vegetables were done with sage, thyme, rosemary, summer savory, olive oil, salt, and maple syrup. As far as I am concerned it is pointless to live, let alone roast RV’s without MS.

Truth.

 

xo.

TFish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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