I have been in a cooking/blogging slump for a good month now. Yesterday afternoon I had enough and decided it was time to get my booty in the kitchen. It was great fun :)
First up, a batch of Genius Blondies from Katie. In strange move, I decided to get rid of all my square/rectangular pans because I my round/oval ones were so much nicer. I question my logic behind this choice now and blame my tiny, apartment kitchen set up….. So I ended up with a 9 inch pie plate full of gooey, vegan blondie goodness.
There was a most lovely doughiness in the middle of these guys. I love vegan baked good because you can totally get away with under cooking them a bit. I topped with some greek yogurt and maple syrup for dessert last night.
I was craving bacon for dinner and recalled seeing a little bacon/avocado/socca creation on Lori’s blog a last week. It had been far too long since I had made anything from Clean Food so I decided to adapt the Green Goddess Dip a bit to use in my dinner creation.
Into the food processor went half a box extra firm silken tofu, half a large avocado, a big handful of cilantro, 4 chopped green onions, juice from a small lemon, a big spoonful of miso, a big squirt of spicy brown mustard and a splash of rice vinegar. I am kicking myself for not measuring more closely. The dressing is a nice mix of creamy, tangy, and greeeeeen :)
I made a half batch of socca and topped with the dressing, romaine, cherry tomatoes and bacon. Partnered with grilled asparagus, it made for a lovely little dinner.
It felt so good to spend the evening in the kitchen cooking again. I think my mojo is back and Art certainly appreciated a nice dinner.