I made these beautiful cookies last week :
In the name of science and not wanting to make a flop of the cookies I’m planning on making for gift-giving, of course. These lovelies are the pignoli cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. I’ve had Italian pignoli cookies before, but it’s been ages, and I wanted to give them a try. I’m a big fan of the pine nut – it’s a fatty little bugger, but jam-packed with iron. I usually add a tablespoon to top pizzas or salads, so Guppy was a bit leery seeing it in a sucré posture, but was won over instantly. Monsieur-half-French-half-Italian-Fish, however, was not so inclined. So much for his Italian roots.
As you can guess from my title, the seitan wings didn’t happen last week, and I was rather put out about it. The beauty of the meal plan is in its non-contractual nature: I’m not going to get in trouble if I don’t stick to it. They’ve been re-slated for this week, however, because I’m not giving up! Next week I’ll be very pleased to bring you a review of where many of these tasty recipes came from.
Monday : Caramelized Tofu, Brown rice with pineapple and green onions
Tuesday : 2 potato Shepherd’s Pie, green salad
Wednesday : Sushi Rice Balls, Japanese Pancakes and Teriyaki Mushrooms
Thursday :Seitan Buffalo Wings with Super Slaw (hoping!)
Friday : Pizza night!
If you haven’t already, please stop by my friend Ricki’s blog and leave a comment on this post. She’ll be giving a donation to Second Harvest for every comment left. What a great way to bring a little food and cheer to those in need this holiday season (oh, and you could also win some Simply Bar yummies, but that’s just a perk).