My parents came over again today to help with some work going on at our house. Which of course means I cook some vegan delights! I decided on a very light dessert, seeing as we had a double layer chocolate fudge cake two days ago.
First up was Spinach and Tofu Ricotta Cannelloni, posted by Caeli over at Little Vegan Bear. I made the sauce and filling last night to make things easier today. I haven’t had cannelloni in years so I was very happy with this tasty vegan version! The filling contains tofu, mushrooms, walnut and spinach (plus other flavours) and was very easy to make. The stuffing-the-tubes bit was the most time consuming part but really, it was only ten minutes. Put the radio on, rock out to a few Poison songs, deny you did that, and you’re done. Hey did you know that Rikki Rockett, the drummer from Poison (AS IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW) is vegan? Anyway, I topped my cannelloni with grated frozen Cheezley:
My second dish was the Creamy Potato and Leek Casserole posted over at James&Matt. I had a leek in the fridge for about, oooh, as long as you can have a leek before it starts sporting mould. I screwed it up a bit though. I used less potatoes and used a smaller baking dish but I think I misread the liquid ingredient amounts and didn’t compensate properly. Although the casserole on top was all nice and thick, the potatoes were swimming in a sea of watery liquid. My silken tofu was also really watery which probably didn’t help. Next time I will adjust properly, because this dish was delicious and I’d like to make it again 😀
I also made a simple salad with mixed salad greens, tomato, toasted walnuts and the Effortless Anytime Balsamic Vinaigrette from The Oh She Glows Cookbook.
For dessert, I wanted something as light and refreshing as possible so I opted for fruit with some kind of fancy pants element. I chose the Winter Citrus Salad from The Oh She Glows Cookbook. Fresh mint leaves and (raw in my case) sugar are whizzed up and sprinkled over sliced oranges and grapefruit. I added strawberries. I’ve never made mint sugar before, it’s so incredibly tasty for something so incredibly simple:
I gave some cannelloni and potato leek casserole to my sister and brother in law. They said they tried to leave some for tomorrow’s dinner but caved in and ate it all tonight instead. So there you go, thumbs up all ’round from my family!