Friday, October 31, 2014

Pickled Beets and Cinnamon Buns


3 pounds fresh small whole beets
2 cups apple cider vinegar
2 cups water
1 cups sugar
4 garlic cloves, sliced in half

So my mom gave me a big bag of beets. So I thought why not make borscht, but I knew I would still have some left over. So I made pickled Beets!

Clean and cut the beets, in a big pot over high heat cover and cook for 25 to 30 min. Once its cool enough peel the beets with a veggie peeler. Then cut the beets.
To make the brine: In a pot over medium-high heat add in all the ingredients (not the beets) :P Stir until the sugar has melted. Reduce Heat and like the brine simmer for 5 min. Remove frome Heat and let Brine Cool before adding them to the beets.
Add the sliced beets in a jar and fill up with the brine. I heat the lids to seal a little better in water. Then put the jar in the frig for at least a week. Beets will last for 2-3 months!

I also made Cinnamon Buns from Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen cook book
I really enjoyed the buns soo yummy, but you need a full day to work on these really. (letting the bread rise)
I also wish her cookbook would have how long things would take in it.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

My First Thanksgiving Being Vegan

This past weekend was the first time I was doing a vegan What I I like to call it a (whole food plat based diet) Thanksgiving. I was a little stressed about making two full vegan dinners but they turned out well. I also learned that most of our families are understanding and will have at least one thing that we can eat there. I also know now to make myself clear and ask what we can eat and what we need to bring before hand. All things to learn about :) So here are photos and links of all the wonderful food I made this past Thanksgiving.

Hippie Loaf- I would give this a 4 out of 5 worth leaving it over night. Tastes better the 2nd day! Also really yummy with miso gravy and cranberries
Cranberry Sauce- Super yummy and thick 5 out of 5

Stuffing - Tasty 4 out of 5
Same link has:
 Miso Mushroom Gravy
Spiced Sweet Potato Mash

Seitan Roast Stuffed with Shiiakes and Leeks 
4 out of 5 fun to make I thought it would tast a little better
Very fun to make, you need to have time on your hads to make it pic above is the filling and below is the outside and how I made it.

Pumpkin Pie Squares Super good and easy to make :)  5 out of 5

Pie Crust super easy and good 5 out of 5
Voluptuous Pumpkin Pie Filling same thing super easy and fun and yummy 5 out of 5

Here are photos of the food all together!

I don't have any photos of it but here are the mash potatos 
Green Beans

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