So O.B. and I had a fantastic weekend in Ottawa celebrating a special occasion, and my efforts to spice up the weekend with colourful, creative recipes did not leave an empty stomach in it’s wake. I definitely over-indulged on food over the weekend, but that’s what you get when you eat soup cups and carrot sticks 7 days a week!
I first want to post something I forgot in my last update… NOT from Ottawa. PIZZA!!
Now, onto the weekend foodz:
Pumpkin bread recipe from here (modified by swapping pecans with walnuts, skipping the raisins, and subbing 2 tbsp flax seed + 8 tbsp water for the eggs), and I made the frosting my making this Vegan Buttercream icing and adding liberal pumpkin pie spice and artificial maple flavouring.
I couldn’t believe how frickin’ easy it is to make crepes! I always assumed it was a prohibitively complicated process. But this recipe made it all so straightforward, and the crepes turned out great:
Chana Palak Masala from the Happy Herbivore:
Thanks to Jon, my BFF and high-school prom date, for this wicked recipe:
- Wash, peel, and soften (by microwave) 2-3 medium sweet potatoes and 3-4 medium carrots.
- Mash the sweet potatoes and carrots, add a tbsp or two of margarine, a splash of lemon juice, and a bit of salt and pepper.
- Pour into casserole dish, sprinkle with a mixture of 3/4 cup crushed bread crumbs and 1/2 cup brown sugar which has been mixed with 2 tbsp cold butter.
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 mins. Enjoy!
Cornbread from the PPK:
Perplexed as to how I might use the surplus of pears from my grandma’s trees (see last post), I swapped pears for apples in my favourite apple crumble recipe.
I also made a big batch of Moroccan Couscous for O.B. to eat throughout the week.
All the recipes posted here turned out fantastic, if I don’t say so myself… ahem. All get 5 stars, I really couldn’t even pick a favourite! Now I’m back in Toronto and am back to eating soup cups, boo. I’m sure it won’t be long until I’ve found another mouth to feed (Hey new Toronto arrivals, anyone need a housewarming pie?) or mosey on back up to Ottawa.
I hope everyone had a great weekend!