Saturday, September 29, 2012

Vegan eggplant rolotini

Tonight I got to make eggplant rotini with vegan ricotta cheese! I have never seen ricotta cheese before I usually used a mixture of tofu nutritional yeast and spices but I finally found a vegan version by tofoutti!  It was excellent to say the least!  I will try it again maybe in lasagna! 
I made it like a traditional eggplant rotini to where I mixed the vegan ricotta with Dayia vegan mozzarella with a good amount of basil. I sliced about 1/8'' and fried the eggplant and then let it cool. I then read the mixture in the pieces of fried eggplant. And then covered with homemade pasta sauce and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. The results delicious, that is the reason I don't have any photos, we ate it to fast!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Eggplant and Gnocchi

So I had a eggplant in the refrigerator I knew I needed to you but he really wanted some gnocchi, so I decided to do is combine the two with delicious homemade sauce. The results pure deliciousness!
First I fried up some eggplant you could use a mandolin slicer if desired but I just used knife. I sliced it in about one inch slices.  It's important to make sure the eggplant is nice and tender. Next cook gnocchi as directed.  Yes yes I know I could have made my own gnocchi but it was a weeknight and I was hungry!  Well that is cooking in a separate pan cook your sauce and sliced fried eggplant together. When you gnocchi is done combine all three and cook for approximately 7 to 9 minutes.
eggplant fried and diced

eggplant and sauce combining nicely 
just put the gnocchi in!
yum and done!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fondant Owl Cake

This is the cake that I made for a Wilton children's class that I'm teaching. It is a vanilla cake with vegan buttercream frosting. My recipe is modified from the Joy of Vegan Baking cookbook I felt that the cake recipe in that cookbook was a little to sleep so I reduce the sugar by 1/3 cup.