I don’t know about you but I had the best holiday that I have had in a while this year. So many wonderful memories, so many wonderful people, and so much delicious tasty food!
This year in addition to doing a lot of cooking for my own family, I was excited to have the opportunity to cater for a family of 25 who was interested in the macrobiotic diet principles! So I guess you can say that for a whole week I was a proper lady and spent a lot of time in the kitchen.
There was of course a lot of this..
And a lot of this..
Wine aside, lets continue onto the foodstuff shall we?
For the first time I made a vegan cheesecake – HOLY SWEET MOLY. YUM! It was an incredible hit, I only got one piece and the rest was gobbled up by the family. Definitely going to put this recipe in the to make again box.
I also made Chocolate Mint Brownies using this recipe which I got from VegNews. Delicious! It was actually requested that I make a second batch to send up to friends/family in Michigan.
Anyone up for some homemade pecan pie?
In addition to lots of yummy desserts I made a bunch of main and side dishes which included..
- Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (using this recipe which I modified to make vegan)
- Green Beans Almondine
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Vegan Shepard’s Pie (using this recipe)
Annndddd quite possibly my new favorite thing to make : FUDGE!
Making all of this required marathon energy so of course I had oodles of coffee..
And when all was said and done I had this little nugget snuggled up next to me to keep me company..
I hope you all had the most wonderful holiday and new year!
Here’s to 2013 and all of the wonderful adventures that it brings!