Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Vegan Tapas Madness
The Man of Science requested tapas for his birthday dinner and I was excited to oblige. Even though I got cranky towards the end of the cooking marathon because the kitchen was too hot and I was tired. FYI, it is bad form to get irritable when you're doing something nice for someone else. It made me feel like a bit of a jackass. Next time I'll keep myself in check!
The meal was delicious, thankfully. The only dish I'd made before was the spanish potato tortilla. Other foods served included olives, bread, aioli, mushrooms cooked in sherry, fried rice and avocado patties, and these excellent grilled eggplant rolls (layers of Chinese eggplant and roasted red pepper wrapped around Tofurky sausage and served with cilantro sauce):
Also a triumph, the vegan key lime pie he'd requested for dessert. I used my cashew cheesecake recipe as a starting point, but used a graham cracker crust instead of the walnut date crust. A whole lot of fresh lime juice and toasted coconut later, we ended up with this delicious pie.
I loved trying new recipes and having them come out so well. It's always a kick for me. And the Man of Science loved it too, albeit from an eater's rather than a cook's perspective. Which is what having birthday dinner is all about. Happy birthday, Man of Science. You're my favourite.