Friday, September 28, 2007

Too Many Things in the Oven!

Last night was my first serious cooking since returning to Houston on Monday. Here's a peak at our crowded plate:

After seeing a sneak peak of some recipes for the upcoming Veganomicon on the ppk, I knew I had to try one out. And luckily, I had some tempeh in the fridge, so I made the Hot Sauce Glazed Tempeh. I used chipotle hot sauce, since I love that smoky flavor. And in my rush of trying to keep track of all the other things going on, I forgot to add lemon juice to the marinade, but it all turned out fine. Since I don't have a grill pan, I went with the broiling option. Alongside the tempeh (and the other things that took up space in my oven) was roasted brussels sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes and red pepper (seasoned with cumin, coriander, and garlic), and pan-fried polenta topped with roasted grape tomatoes. A delicious meal that even our omnivorous friend devoured!

While I was busy with the oven, we had pita chips and store-bought hummus to munch on (I know, very lazy of me). But I had to take a photo of my new chip and dip platter, a wedding gift from my grandparents!

For dessert we had leftover wedding cake (marble cake with the best chocolate frosting ever). I froze about half of it and the rest we're (meaning mostly me, John likes to be healthy but I can't resist) trying to eat. Maybe I'll freeze a little more.

Still working on getting wedding photos together. I'll post those sometime over the weekend.


Celine said...

"Maybe I'll freeze a little more"
or you could send it my way!
thank you for the link to the tempeh, I have a lot of it in my fridge and always looking for great recipes for it.
looking forward to seeing more wedding pics!

VeggieGirl said...

I second that request - send some wedding cake over here, please :0)

mmm, the smoky tempeh with roasted vegetables (brussels sprouts!! my favorite!! I actually just had some of those with my dinner tonight, haha), and the hummus & pita chips look deeeelicious.

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

my god, that plate of food just looks perfect. i like everything on it. Jared and I love chipotle too! it goes in everything we can fit it into.
also, you can always turn store bought hummus into yr own by adding chopped up herbs or spices, sun dried tomtatoes or roasted red peppers.

Melody Polakow said...

First of all, Congratulations on your wedding! You looked beautiful... and the so did the food. The cake looks and sounds amazing!
I just LOVE the picture you posted by the ocean. wow..

This meal looked fabulous as well. I can't wait until her cookbook comes out. I have pre ordered it!

Anonymous said...

congratulations on your wedding, and the whole wedding seemed so beautiful - especially you! what a beautiful dress you picked... and the cake looks so awesome! of course, your plates are as wonderful as always ;)

Anonymous said...

That tempeh sounds very interesting! Gorgeous bowl. Your grandparents have great taste.

urban vegan said...

"For dessert, we had leftover wedding cake...."

AWWWWWW! Congrats, again.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Mmm, wedding cake! hehe.

LizzyQ ~ Vegan Mother said...

If you come visit your hubby up here, I'll make you some vegan soup! Thanks for the visit, my blog is still pretty new. Cheers!

Veganista said...

Mmm, this all looks really good! I want the tempeh AND the sides, please. And welcome back to everyday life. :)

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

mmmmmm, brussel sprouts! and I've been eyeing that tempeh. looks so good!

i highly recommend eating the cake while you can. i'll never forget my husband and i thawing our frozen wedding cake to enjoy on our anniversary. the verdict? the heck with sentiment! it was MUCH better fresh! ;)