Saturday, July 14, 2007

Break in Beantown

John and I leave this evening for Boston. The next week will be filled with wedding planning and visiting family, as well as a quick two-night get away for us in New Hampshire's White Mountains. I think I am most excited about tasing vegan cakes from the Hippie Chick Bakery, who will be designing our wedding cake! Of course I hve some veggie dining options scoped out, so hopefully we'll make it to a few of those. I'll have a full report with pictures when we return next Sunday!


Till then, I'll leave you with a photo of John's seitan cacciatore that he made earlier in the week. It was experimental cooking, but turned out really wonderful! He marinated the seitan overnight in white wine, tomato paste, and some herbs and seasonings. The seitan was then browned on its own in a little olive oil. Then he sauteed green and red pepper, zucchini, onions, and garlic, added back the seitan with some wine and simmered for about 10 minutes. We served it over some couscous. It was one of those dishes that improved with flavor, luckily we had enough to last us two more meals...



10 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

sounds like you have a fun-filled week ahead of you!! have fun sampling amazing cake at that bakery - I hope you'll share which flavor you choose for your weeding cake :0)

Vegan*asm said...

Have a great time in Boston. The bakery sounds amazing. Be sure to tell us which flavor you choose!

KleoPatra said...

Hope you have fun! Sounds like a great time, and i'm lookin' forward to reading about it (and seein' photos) when you return. That seitan cacciatore looks divine, by the way. How could anyone not want some of this? If only the world knew of this... cruelty-free dining is the way to go! YUMMY STUFF!!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Good job, John! Have a great trip and taste some vegan cake for me. :o) We are busy with wedding plans too. The photographer has been picked so next is food. I will be glad when September is over. :o)

Mihl said...

Looking forward to see some nice cake pics. Have a great week!

bazu said...

That's so cool, I hope you have a great time in Boston! Is your wedding going to be in Boston? I'm jealous of all the vegan eats and other fun you two will be having. Take lots of photos!

urban vegan said...

looks lovely. enjoy Beantown!

Gaia said...

It looks simply amazing !

I hope you have the best of times and I can't wait to hear about the cake(s) :)

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Looking forward to hearing about your adventures! esp. hippie chick bakery!! John's seitan looks awesome - I like his marinating methods. :)

vko said...

How exciting to be tasting & choosing your vegan wedding cake. Hard work I bet to not pick every flavor...