Friday, November 28, 2008

Vegan Thanksgiving 2008

Thank you for your bday wishes! I've been enjoying my visit home and I hope every one's holidays have been as good as mine :)

Dessert first, as always, vegan chocolate sour cherry loaf with chunks of dark chocolate. A week or two ago I took a quick breads class and this was my favorite I instantly knew that I was making it for Thanksgiving.

Okay this is the last time (I think) I'll post cashew cream but this really tops of the heavy thick chocolate loaf very nicely so it HAD TO be done.

Lightly curried sweet potato & tempeh filling for my sweet potato pastry puffs.

Fresh from our oven: Sweet potato & tempeh pastry puff (any ideas for names on this one? not sure I like this name.)

How fantastic is this retro serving platter I found at my grandma's place? I wish I had a house full of random retro plates!

I swear I didn't eat the whole sweet potato casserole.... Yet

Sweet potatoes topped with cinnamon maple syrup and pecans. I noticed some family members picking at this dish and munching the pecan topping. That's a success in my book.

MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT. :) A chef's jacket that has my name embroidered on it. Best. Present. Ever.

How was your holiday?


Bob LaGatta said...

I don’t know on how I stumbled upon this cooking blog., All I know is that I’d better check out the archives for a good read. Ha-ha! Just droppin’ to say hi!
Oh. You might want to check this out: for uhm…a different “menu.”

Melody Polakow said...

What a great present! Everything looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

That chocolate cherry loaf sounds incredible! I bet it was spectacularly delicious with the cashew cream...delicious looking feast!

Anonymous said...

You look adorable in your chef's jacket. Happy belated birthday!