Thursday, March 14, 2013

Daring Cooks - A Cheese of a Challenge

I was beyond thrilled to see the February Daring Cook's challenge -- homemade cheese!  And so I embarked on never-ending research on how to make the perfect feta.  And somewhere between  flipping through a beautiful cheese making book and waiting for the supplies to arrive, I stumbled upon a recipe for a Peppered Cashew "Goat Cheese” from C'est La Vegan. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Date & Walnut Scone

In the past, I have trekked to the closest Whole Foods store just to get their Date Walnut Scone.  At times they were out, and I vowed again and again that I will figure out how to make them myself.  There is nothing like starting the day with a freshly baked scone and a cup of coffee.  I am forever grateful to VeganBakingMama for recreating this amazing scone.  I have made it twice in the last week and my family cannot get enough of it either. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Although I can live solely on crackers, it never occurred to me to actually make them from scratch. So, when I came across February Daring Bakers' challenge, I just could not resist. Since I am particularly fond of rice crackers, I was tempted by Tes's recipe here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Daring Kitchen: The Sausage

I keep coming back to the Daring Kitchen challenges from time to time and was thrilled to see the current challenge. After turning vegetarian, the concept of a veggie sausage for a while did not make any sense, but now Italian veggie sausage sautéed with onions and peppers is now once of my favorite quick dinners.

Since I was always curious about sausage-making; veggie-type seemed too quick and easy and I had no excuse to pass on this challenge.