Monday, September 28, 2009

White Lasagna with Basil "Ricotta", Spinach, Young Rocket and Diced Vegan "Pancetta", To Start...

White Lasagna with Basil "Ricotta", Spinach, Young Rocket and Diced Vegan "Pancetta"

I find it kind of humorous that I bake Vegan Twinkies. Honestly, it could be snappy slang that describes me quite accurately. In essence, "vegetable consuming gay girl." Whatever the case, I make them well. If you haven't heard via Twitter or another form of addictive interweb networking platform, I am remotely back in business. I say "remotely" because I'm only filling private orders. I'll even send them to you in Fiji as long as you're down to cover the cost of shipping. Please also know that I'm not being a cheap Jew with the pricing. I do what I can to make a little bit of dinero and cover the cost of quality organic ingredients. Check out my snazzy updated web site for all the information:


In other news, life has been quite exciting in my quaint West Hollywood abode. My girlfriend and I are attempting to secure ourselves as cast members on the new L Word Reality Series, and I think we'd be excellent candidates. For starters, we're a very "non-traditional" lesbian couple. We have dogs instead of cats, and we waited at least 5 months before U-Hauling (lesbian terminology for moving in together quickly), which is like 5 years on lesbian time. Typical dyke couples wait about two weeks. We wisely decided to take it slow. I won't reveal too much about our personal lives, but lets just say the song "Life In The Fastlane" might indicate some greater truths about our day-to-day activities. But no, I don't do coke. And I'm not brutally handsome. Take it more figuratively.

My cookbook has been progressing along nicely. It's slated for a Fall 2010 release, so start saving your shekels ;) I've been writing recipes like crazy, as usual, and will probably have most of a second book finished before the first is even out. Instead of a recipe this week, you lucky readers get some mouth-watering photos and the cooking video from the Surf and Turf I posted a few weeks ago.

Above, you saw a White Lasagna with Basil "Ricotta", Spinach, Young Rocket and Diced Vegan "Pancetta".

Here, we have...
Roasted Garlic Green Curry with Mixed Wild Mushrooms, Thai Eggplants and Vegan Pancetta


Here's the home-made Roasted Garlic Green Curry Paste:


And lastly, "Crab"and Oyster Mushroom Mezzelune in a Roasted Hatch Chile and Walnut Cream Sauce
Happy Yom Kippur, Jews.


video

14 comments:

Jes said...

5 months?! Ya'll crazy now :) I miss the L Word...it would only make me happier if you were on the reality take of it.

And that green curry photograph is driving me crazy too. We made a red curry with eggplant and green beans last Saturday for date night, but man, the green looks so darn good. Especially the homemade curry paste!

Daniela said...

Hey!
I'm a new reader of your blog and I just wanted to say Hello! I can't wait to try some of your recipes...and maybe order some items too! You seem to be very talented in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing!
-Daniela

Vegyogini said...

You 2 would be beyond perfect for that reality show. I wish I'd thought of the idea and pitched it to you! ;) Kidding about that...but they'd be crazy to not choose you to participate.

The new site is absolutely gorgeous. Fire-Roasted Pumpkin, Hazelnut, & Black Cumin Pie?!?! Where have you been hiding that amazing-sounding dessert?

Hooray for the book! And hooray that there's already going to be a second!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Good luck with the show possibility. I know you'd be perfect!

Awesome, incredible food, as always.

JennShaggy said...

Daniela...
Thank you for reading! Please do orders some baked goods :)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Hooray for the Twinkies return!

Mihl said...

If you guys are on that show you gotta tape it for me:)
I loved your shirt in the video and my boyfriend made jokes about the ribs of seitan while watching it.
That's still a long time until your cookbook is released. I put it into my calendar. Anyway, congrats.

Christina Blue said...

I just discovered your blog and it rocks my socks. That white lasagna sounds like the shit. Btw, where did you get your T-shirt in the video? I love it.

Debra said...

It all looks sooo very good!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Hahah! This post was AWESOME! I want to see you on a reality show, and I definitely want to be invited over for dinner - that food looks amazing!

Lauren said...

vegan twinkies? i'd be down for some of those..that sounds awesomee.
the roasted garlic green curry paste looks divine, i just love the deep green color, yum it all looks amazing haha :)

Ms. T (of haiku tofu) said...

That lasagna looks divine!

Christa Belle said...

Loving what you do very much! I'm Vegetarian (9 years), but am considering making the switch to Vegan after an egg-sperience that left me feeling a little disgusted. I'm thinking you will help me along the Vegan path very easily! Keep on doing what you do! It's sock-rockin'!!

Take care,

cb

stellatex said...

Oh, wow - all of these look perfect. Especially the curry and lasagne. MMM!