Monday, September 7, 2009

australian NZ VEGAN Mofo #6 nomolicious

I find myself rotating the same 10 meals week after week so i thought i would mix it up a bit and try something new. Scouring through veganomicon i came across the pineapple-cashew-quinoa stir-fry recipe. (Sounded good and i had all the ingredients)
I'm usually a bit scared when i first try a new recipe because i'm not sure how its going to taste or turn out but this was definitely 10 noms out of 10.
You will need to prepare some quinoa in advance for this recipe. I had some cashews from the Hornsby organic market that went great with this but i used crushed pineapple instead of pineapple pieces. (I suggest you go for the pieces) I think Andy put a grilled chikn schnitzel or something on the top.
Yesterday i had a mid afternoon chocolate craving that wouldn't quit, so i looked in the cupboard for something to cure it. Cooking chocolate just wouldn't cut it. I had a few choc ripple bikkies in the cookie jar but that wasn't enough, so i added some so delicious chocolate velvet icecream to the middle and voila - home made vegan ice cream sandwich. A cure all for the biggest of chocolate cravings.


Mandee said...

I always worry that a recipe might not turn out the first time, especially with baking because it can end up being a giant waste of flour.

I'm glad the quinoa recipe was delish, I might try it as I have a heap of quinoa to use up.

Vaala said...

I know the feeling of having the same meals over and over again...having just started cooking for 1 all over again I'm going through a bit of a cooking rut. It always felt easier to try new recipes when there was the 2 of us. But I do really like the sound of that stir-fry and impressed it got a 10 out of 10! Guess that means I should try it! I have a bag of quinoa ready and waiting for me to get off my arse and use it!

Susan said...

Hi! I have just found your blog thanks to the power of AusNZVeganMoFo! I love your cookbook collection, it looks quite similar to mine. ;) I do love making recipes.

I'm enjoying reading about all your foods. I have made the quinoa stirfry and I also agree it is fabulous!