Last night, I went over to my friend’s Todd and Brian’s place for dinner. Todd is an incredible chef see It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to entry for more info!
Dinner is always a lavish event with some cool people (met a great couple Kerstin and Shawn), tasty eats and some Kinect games. Todd made a beef roast with all the fixings including Yorkshire Pudding. We ended the meal with a homemade Berry Pie with fresh cream. Are you jealous? You should be! But Todd was nice enough to reveal his Yorkshire Pudding Recipe and share it with me for the purposes of this blog. You will see that this is so easy to make and delicious.
**click on the picture for a more info about what we ate and the recipe for Todd’s Yorkshire Pudding!
I’m going to Mexico on Thursday….Can’t wait to see all the foodventures I will get involved in there. I’m off to the gym to work off pataters smothered in Duck fat! Thanks for reading. Happy Monday!
Tears of Laughter…of course!
Last evening was my dear friend Kelly’s 33rd Birthday! I decided to throw her a little gathering (the easy part) and to make her a Vegan Birthday cake (the hard part). I have never been much of a baker, in fact, the most baking I have done in my life has pretty much been over the last few months since I started Foodventures. Generally, I stick to easy things like cookies and banana bread, I have never even thought of making a cake from scratch…why would I??? when you can just buy a really tasty beautiful one at the store…But for the purposes of this blog and my own curiosity I went for it. After researching recipes, I discovered that making a vegan cake was really easy and ended up using different versions of recipes used during the depression and wartime back in the day, this makes sense to me cause eggs and dairy and other yummy stuff was rationed but people still needed to eat cake!
Now, I have to tell you that I was totally feeling 1 hour behind yesterday and when I found out the guest of honor was on her way, I hadn’t even iced the cake or even made the icing yet. In the “how to” photo’s, you will see man hands, this is my friend Todd (who actually went to chef school and makes insanely delicious meals all the time!) helping me get the icing together. It was awesome to see him work cause he was so fast and knew how to do stuff that would have taken me triple time. YAY Todd! oh and thanks to Julie for the clean up and berry washing!
- 3 cups of flour
- 2 cups of sugar
- 6 tbsp of Cocoa
- 2 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp of salt
- 3/4 cup of sunflower oil
- 2 tbsp of white vinegar
- 2 tsp + 2 tbsp of vanilla
- 2 cups of cold water
- 2 cups Vegan Butter (room temperature)
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup of fresh blueberries
- 1 cup of fresh strawberries (cut in half)
****click on the picture for a step by step explanation of How to make This Chocolate Birthday Cake.
This was an incredible evening filled with love, singsongs and laughter. The cake went over really well and tasted awesome! No more store bought cakes for me totally worth making your own cake and I got to use my Kitchen Aid Mixer for the first time. Tonight, I’m suppose to make risotto for my parents, they are spending the evening at my place on their way to FLA. But i might try and get them to take me out instead cause I am still trying to get things organized from last night’s festivities.
Thanks to everyone who made this evening such a great success and Thanks to you for reading!
This year i was in charge of all the food for Christmas day! A family first, seeing as my mom usually does everything. We started Christmas morning off with a French Toast Casserole and a special champagne punch.
- 1 loaf French bread, cubed
- 6 egg whites
- 3 eggs
- 1-3/4 cups fat-free milk
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 package frozen unsweetened mixed berries
- 2 tablespoons cold butter
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- **This is a two part recipe seeing as you must let the bread and wet ingredients sit overnight in the fridge!
**click on the picture for a step by step explanation of How to make a Berry Christmas Casserole.
The casserole was a huge hit. The perfect way to start Christmas Day. It is so easy to make and really looks incredible. We enjoyed it with a sparkling Christmas Punch (that was OK but in the end Mimosa’s are way more delicious!) Later on, I cooked a full turkey dinner which was a success ( My sister did admit that although my stuffing was good “Nothing beats Mom’s Stuffing!”). My brother heads to BC tomorrow to relocate and so i’m going to make him something tasty to eat in the car for his long drive West. Look for it soon!
P.S. In the New Year, I’m going to start going on Foodventures all over the place! I received a sneaky little camera which will be perfect for Guerilla foodventures and best of blogs. Fun!