Saturday, January 2, 2010

a few things from the oven

I made a few edible christmas gifts this year.
Cute candy cane cuppies. Green, mint flavoured frosting with crushed up candy canes sprinkled over the top.

Sugar cookies and gingerbread men (which were eaten before i could get a photo)

Egg-free meringue made with the angel food packet mix. (They also have a vegan marshmallow kit.)

Lastly, for new years eve, I made mocha cookies. These were coffee flavoured cookies with melted chocolate drizzled over the top. Best cookies I've made in ages.

diets and me just don't mix

I always start off with the best of intentions but my short attention span can't stand doing the same thing for too long. As healthy as the kind diet sounds, being a super hero is hard work. Soaking beans, having rice ready-made and always having fresh veggies on hand is a lot of work, especially of you don't have the time. I usually plan the weeks meal ahead so that we can shop for the week but sometimes things can't be planned. Holiday eating, going out, accidentally waking up after lunch time. Ooooops.
Anyway, I stuck to the diet for 2-3 weeks but i couldn't take it any longer! Too much rice, too much soy sauce, only  piece of fruit per day and not enough flavour or selection for my liking. I think i'll just stick to being vegan.
The next thing i want to do is start cutting down on soy and after the whole bonsoy debacle i think i might just stick to rice milk permanently from now on.
Any hints or tips on how to keep soy to a minimum?