Wednesday, February 11, 2009

W.I.P. Wednesday and Random Dinners

I know I said this blog was about vegan food, but I also love to knit, crochet, and do needlework. So I've decided that I need to participate in Work In Progress Wednesdays hosted by Musings From the Fishbowl. In reality, I'm hoping it will keep me on top of the crafty projects that I want to do. So here is my first WIP.

Some embroidery. I'm almost done with it, so I'll have to start something new to keep up next week. I have some requested projects I need to do. Like knitted drumstick holders for my brother-in-law and plant holders for our house.

Now for the food. Here is what I've been cooking up lately:

Triple Corn Soup from Fat Free Vegan. I don't have a vitamix, but she gives directions for a regular blender. It was really good soup. Very interesting flavor for such simple ingredients. I don't think I got mine as smooth as I was supposed to, but I liked it.

Stir Fried Bok Choy and green beans over brown rice. Simple and delicious.

Cabbage and Green peas with Chick peas. I needed to do something with a leftover cabbage and found this recipe for Bund Gobi and Mater. I added chickpeas to it to make it more of a complete meal.Link

Sausage Polenta Pie in the crock pot. I was adapting a recipe from a non vegetarian crock pot cookbook I got at a garage sale. I used Julie Hasson's Italian sausages and Bryanna Clark Grogan's cashew sprinkle for a Parmesan substitute (from Nonna's Italian Kitchen). It also had roasted red bell peppers and tomatoes in it. While this actually turned out tasting really good, it was far from a 'pie'. I'm not sure what I would call it. It was really soupy right out of the crock pot last night. But it firmed up today when I had leftovers. The flavors of the Italian sausage were really great incorporated with the polenta. I think I'll work on this dish without the crock pot and see what I can come up with.


  1. That bluebird is so sweet! And I just love those flowers...I have an unfinished W.I.P. of flowers that are similar in shape, but not as beautiful!
    You're really making me wish I had a crock pot with all your slow cookin' yummies!

  2. Can you post the recipe for the Sausage Polenta Pie? Sounds Great!!!!

  3. Danielle-I'll work on making the Sausage Polenta Pie this week without the crockpot and then I'll post both recipes.