Mac-n-Cheesie!

Quick quiz: What is the ULTIMATE vegan cookzine?

Answer: Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food!!

Raise your hand if you own a copy of Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food. Wait, what? You don’t have a copy? Well, I highly suggest visiting Kittee’s website and purchasing one, like, right this second. I’ll wait…

OK, ready? Tim and I had a very active day on Thursday. It started with taking Kittee’s dog for a hike in the Oregon wilderness. He loved it! Midway, we had lunch, lounged in the sunshine, and ran in circles. Don’t you just love his mohawk?

When we got home from our hike, we made mac-n-cheese for dinner. It’s finally getting chilly enough in the evenings for comfort food. That makes me so happy! Now, this wasn’t your average mac-n-cheese. Aside from being vegan (of course), it was southern style! The recipe hails from the aforementioned Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food, but you can also find it on Kittee’s blog, here. It is smoky, spicy, cheesy, and delicious. We served it with a side of steamed kale, for the sake of getting our greens.

During dinner we watched 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, and The Big Bang Theory (I love Thursday night shows!). After dinner I made hot chocolate topped with Dandies. Busy, busy.

Cracker Snacker Part II

Vegan Cheesy Crackers

My favorite savory cracker recipe was created by my good friend and fellow blogger, Celine. She has a knack for developing delicious and unique recipes, all beautifully photographed. When I am craving savory crackers, I often turn to her Cheezy Quackers recipe for satiation. They are incredibly addictive and it’s easy to eat an entire batch because they are so tiny.

The crackers pictured above are adapted from The Vegan Lunch Box blog. I substituted whole grain flours, increased the nutritional yeast, added garlic powder, and topped them with poppy seeds. Otherwise I followed the recipe as posted. They definitely remind me Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, but obviously way better for you (and homemade!). They take some time but the results are worth it. I think they need a bit more seasoning so I may adjust my next batch.

If you are craving savory crackers you should give the above recipes a try!