Tuesday, July 28, 2009

getting crunk in the kitchen again!

it's been a while since i've tested one of bianca's recipes for her southern cook book. anything i cook of hers is a big hit in our house, and while i've whined with exasperation how i'm not going to buy any more cook books because i don't get good mileage out of the ones i have, my super-spouse says, "we're still buying bianca's when it comes out because her stuff is really really good." so there, bianca--you happy? of course you are. shown above and below are some blurry shots of the her mac n' cheez and boozy beer beans. i can't disclose the recipe, but the mac n' cheez recipe is the only vegan one i'll eat. all the other recipes i've tried over the past year taste like blech.
i felt something was missing from the meal so i rounded it out with a simple nutty salad, which is my recipe but it's so easy i don't feel like it really needs one. if you're curious, here it is:

simple nutty salad

  • 1 yellow pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1c chopped english cuke
  • 1/4 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c. dried cranberries

toss all the above ingredients in some kraft raspberry vinaigrette and yer done.

6 comments:

Jen said...

bianca--
if you read this entry, i'll e-mail you my comments on the recipes. i couldn't leave a comment on the tester site. i have some suggestions!

xo, jewy

vegan.in.brighton said...

Yum, that mac n cheese really does look great. Can't wait to get a copy of Bianca's book.

Bianca said...

Aw, I'm so flattered that you like the mac & cheeze!!! I'm gonna work on making it creamier though. I'll look for your email feedback. Thanks dude!

Also, tonight is Diablo Dog night in my house ... just so ya know. I made my own whole wheat buns for it cuz I couldn't find whole wheat hoagie buns and I don't like to eat white if I can help it.

I'll blog about it Thursday night, cause I got another Veganstock post for tonight.

nora said...

crunk recipes are amazing! and you should totally give carob another chance--especially in something like my pie, there's just a hint of it. my sister literally didn't notice it wasn't chocolate.

5 Star Foodie said...

I love your nutty salad - this is just perfect for my daughter who loves nuts - I will make it for her!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Sounds super good! I know what you mean about not using cookbooks. I love all the cookbooks I have but I totally don't use them as much as I should. I was thinking about rotating weekly so I use them more often.