Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Blog-Worthy Weekend...Midweek.

I did so much Vegan-ing over the Memorial Day weekend. It was great! I spent several of the days perfecting my Vegan Twinkie recipe, and I think it's safe to say that if I have to eat another Twinkie I'm going to ooze frosting out of my ears. It's a good thing I don't have a child to breast-feed because they'd probably develop Juvenile Diabetes.
Sunday, I finally was able to partake in a Spork Foods cooking class. The theme of the class was Vegan Pizza, and it was so delicious. Jenny ran the workshop, and her Vegan prowess was evident in the ease with which she moved about the kitchen. It took me back to my childhood because my family made homemade pizza at least once a month. My dad would even make grilled pizza in the summer. *Sigh*...sometimes I miss living at home. My parents are culinary wizards. No wonder I've lost weight since I ventured out into the world on my own.

First up on the menu at the class: Hawaiian Pizza with Home-Made Cashew Cheese

We also had the following dishes:
Pesto Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Grilled Veggies
Garden Salad with a Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing
Home-made Nutella with Fresh Berries

All of them were spectacular. I didn't snag any pics, though, as I'm still dealing with insecurities about feeling like a dweeb for photographing my food.

Also on my Vegan Radar this weekend, I uncovered a new Trader Joe's Vegan product. It's perfect for the days when I work 12 hours, then just want to grub and pass the f*ck out:

As you can see, Trader Joe's now employs this little green "Vegan Leaf" to ensure paranoidiacs like myself that I'm safe and sound.

BUT! I will say this: Following the microwave instructions, TJ's just HAD to include this little serving suggestion...

Nice try, Trader Joe's. Nice Try.