Risotto and Blondies

I failed to take a picture of the cookies I took to a Hanukkah party last Friday. I made the Big Gigantoid Crunchy Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies from Vegan With A Vengeance except I added chocolate chips. Mmmm….peanut butter and chocolate. They disappeared quickly.

If you have a pressure cooker, you need to make risotto. It’s quick, yummy, always impresses people and is super easy. This week I made Risotto with Carrots, Peas, and Mint from Recipes from an Ecological Kitchen (now called Lorna Sass’ Complete Vegetarian Kitchen). Be sure to use a quality stock, because it really makes the dish.

Risotto with Carrots, Peas and Mint

Now, back into Vegan With A Vengeance for some more treats. The Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars are always good, but this time I decided to try the Macadamia Blondies with Caramel-Maple Topping. I ate one last night, for testing purposes only of course. They’re good, but I think I enjoy the raspberry-chocolate combo better.

a house full of vegans

Saturday instead of having our monthly vegan lunch at a restaurant, we had a potluck at my house. It was filled to the brim with vegans. And food! We had pumpkin waffles, banana oatmeal raisin waffles, tofu scramble, biscuits, greens, tira misu, soy yogurt, fruit and granola, ‘tatoes, and homemade beer. Of course I completely forgot to get my camera out. It was much nicer than being at a restaurant. Hopefully we’ll be doing that again. And I will have to say I’ve never had a party with such a quick and easy clean-up. Vegans rock!