Happy Monday everyone. It’s a whopping 13°F here in New York today, so to combat my winter-induced grumpiness I’m going to tantalize your taste buds with photos of all the good stuff I made this weekend, yet again thanks to recipes I’m currently testing for The Urban Vegan. Rest assured, I will soon be back to posting my own original recipes and will be busily veganizing other recipes I find elsewhere, but for now, feast your eyes on these goodies:
Island-Style Tempeh. This tempeh was marinaded in a mixture of fresh chopped pineapple, orange and lime juice, garlic, chili sauce, and a blend of spices. It managed to stay moist and tender, and the marinade sauce was fresh, tangy sweet, and delicious. I served it over some cinnamon-spiced sweet potatoes and steamed kale. Delicious!
Lemon Tartelette. Lemon desserts are my favorite. I will choose lemon over chocolate any day. (Sorry, chocolate.) This lemon tart was just perfect – a delicate balance of sweetness and tartness, with a homemade pastry crust. We ate these for dessert and then, um, for breakfast too. Don’t judge.
Asparagus-Filled Crêpes with Hollandaise Sauce. Crêpes! I’ve had kind of a crazy craving for crêpes for a while now, so I was thrilled to see a crêpe recipe pop up on The Urban Vegan’s list. This is a classic savory version, filled with asparagus (if you didn’t figure that out from the photo above) and topped with a super easy hollandaise sauce made in the blender. Light, delicious, and it made me feel very Frenchy.
Crepes with Bananas and Gianduia (Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread). And more crêpes! It was a crêpe party. Gianduia is a chocolate-hazelnut paste, much like the familiar brand Nutella, but Dynise’s version is homemade and, of course, vegan. And what’s a better combo than chocolate and hazelnut? Chocolate, hazelnut, and banana, helloooo!