Saturday, September 22, 2012

Baked Polenta with Sausage and Artichoke Hearts

This is a Martha Stewart recipe that I 'veganized'. I used vegan chorizo for the sausage and veggie broth instead of chicken.

I made my own polenta, which was really easy. 3 cups dried polenta, 1 cup water, a veggie bullion cube and a sprinkle of dried basil. When the polenta was cooked and getting stiff, I spread it out on a plate and let it cool. It then cut into squares nicely.

I marinated the artichoke hearts in olive oil and lemon juice, salt and pepper and sauteed them before adding them to the sausage.

I left the parsley off because I didn't have any fresh and didn't have the energy to thaw my frozen stash.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Puff pastry pizzas

I used to make homemade pizza dough in my sleep. Not so much these days! So, for dinner tonight I used puff pastry and made two different kinds of pizza. The first is pear, potato, pesto and shallots. We used to get this pizza when we lived in Eugene, Oregon, from a restaurant called Pizza Research Institute. They have amazing, unique pizza. The second is more traditional with tomato sauce, roasted zucchini, red pepper, red onion, mushrooms and some vegan chorizo. Both were fantastic.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Back...sort of!

Life has been busy and I have been updating a different blog documenting a new addition to our family. I had a baby in June and have been blogging about that to keep family in the loop. We are still living in Denmark and still vegan!!!
Dinners have been all over the map lately, in addition to a lot of eating out. We have a Thai restaurant nearby that is pretty good. There is also a very good sushi restaurant with a great vegan sushi platter and a pizza place that knows us by heart, as we are the first and only people to order pizza from them without cheese!
But, being vegan is still important to me and I won't let this blog go - even though posts will be very sporadic.
I have been trying to space cooking out throughout the day when the baby naps. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Tonight, we are having portobello steaks (marinated in white wine, soy, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and liquid smoke, then roasted) and green bean casserole. Both were YUM!