Dienstag, 29. Januar 2008

What I found in my Mail today...

... was a box from Line. And guess what she sent me! Two jars of tahini! I was searching for tahini, but living in the middle of nowhere I wasn't able to find it anywhere. So she was so nice and sent me two jars of organic tahini! Thank you very much :-)

the two jars of tahini

me hiding behind the tahini :-)

Montag, 28. Januar 2008

This and that *blahblahblah*

This week we have a project week at our school, that means that every major subject course has to find a topic for a project and the students work one week on this topic on their own, the teacher just looks after them so they aren't able to play cards ;-) . I'm learning French as a first major subject and we have decided to work on French cuisine of course there will be some vegan food for me, so I can eat something, too. On Thursday I'll get my report card, that means that half of the school year is done... I can't believe how time flies! The advantage is, that I have more time for cooking and baking which I'll definitely use. Perhaps it will be something inspired by France. I hope that I'll find time to try something out this evening after driving school.

Samstag, 26. Januar 2008

Smoothie and Gratin

Today we went to the supermarket and buyed some food. For example mangos which I used for a smoothie. I blended the mango and then I added banana, some cherries, a little bit of coconut milk, soymilk and some lemon juice. Yummy...
For lunch I had potato gratin from peta2.de it was delicious, but there was something wrong with the sauce...

Montag, 21. Januar 2008

A yummie accident

At my supermarket they offered a large variety of asian food, so I bought coconut milk. I shaked it, opened it and it was solid. I was really suprised and decided to stir it, then it became a viscous consistence a little bit like whipped cream. I only use coconut milk for baking (I hate cooking with it) so I thought: "Just stir something together." . No sooner said than done. What came out reminded me at coconut macaroons (ok, I didn't eat them for a long time). I didn't want to imitate macaroons but it was really yummie.

What I've done:

1/2 cup coconut milk (it should be viscous and cooled in the frigde for about a day)
1/2 cup grated coconut (unsweetend)
1/4 cup almonds blanched and grind
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 cup sugar

Whip the cold coconut milk, then add grated coconut and almonds. Afterwards baking powder and sugar. Put it with a teaspoon on a with parchment paper covered pan. Preheat the oven to 320 °F (160 °C) and bake them for 15 minutes, then rise the temperature to 356 °F ( 180 °C) and bake for another 10 minutes, until they're slightly brown at the edge. Makes about 20 macaroons.

*sorry for that uggly picture*

Dienstag, 15. Januar 2008

School started yesterday

And I had the need to bake ;-) ... I made peanut-ginger-cookies. For my taste they weren't good, but my sisters loved them. I think there wasn't enough ginger in them and the texture was like chewing on sand... but they looked good with peanuts and orange-icing.

Sonntag, 6. Januar 2008

Spaghetti, cracker, muffins, cookies

The spaghetti with rice ("meat") balls in tomato sauce I made 2 days ago, because my little sister wanted spaghetti and I had rice leftover. I blended the rice and an onion in the mixer, added salt and pepper and some soy sauce, baked them in the oven and put them into tomato sauce. Even my brother ate it, though he usually eats everything with ketchup instead of homemade tomato sauce (he said the rice balls taste like the meatballs my mother makes).
Now the raspberry-chocolate-muffins I made yesterday. I just made dough and threw some chocolate chips and frozen raspberries into it. After baking no one survived and my little sister got only one, so I promised her to bake chocolate cookies with her today. Then I made some tomato cracker, but I have to make them again before posting the recipe.
The raspberry-chocolate-muffins:

The tomato crackers:

Our equipment:

Mixing the sugar with the margarine

The chocolate cookies: