Thursday, December 02, 2010

Polenta and Tofu Skilet & What to Make for a Cookie Swap & Alcohol Cakes

Tofu Polenta Bake with Bok Choy

Today as I drove to work, sitting in traffic waiting for a green light, I spied on the side of the road what honestly looked like the lower leg, shin portion of the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. I'm sure it was just a piece of laundry exhaust pipe or something with a similar use, but looking quickly, it was the dismembered leg of the Tin Man. I immediately created a scenario in which the Tin Man, dazed and confused from walking aimlessly in the dark after losing sight of the yellow brick road in his search of the fabled land of Oz, stumbles into the road, and WHACK! is immediately creamed by an oncoming FedEx truck speeding to make an early morning delivery. All that's remains of the horrid scene is his leg, left without its body on the side of the road. Poor Tin Man.

I've been wanting to make this recipe for some time now, and the plastic log of premade polenta had sat on the shelf in the basement long enough, it deserved its day in the sun. This is another great recipe from the Fat Free Vegan Kitchen. If you haven't checked out her blog, please follow the link HERE to the recipe and spend some time looking around, I've enjoyed everything I've made from her site. And, Chris thought this was fantastic, there was not one bite left - no left overs - nothing. I will say however that if I were going to make this again I would double or even triple the amount of bok choy, just a personal preference for me. 

Cookie Swap - I'm taking part in a cookie swap in a couple of weeks, I'm thinking of making peppermint bark and chocolate dipped merangue cookies, got any other spectacular recipes that I can try my hand at?

AND - its that time of year again, the alcohol laden cake time. Do you have any recipes that are a must for the holiday season, all filled with boozy goodness? Send them along please.

Rating = Damn Good


erin said...

Ohhhhhh, that DOES look good. I love FFV but there are so many good recipes - thanks for the reminder to try this one.

Boozy cake - while technically cupcakes, my favorite are the tirimisu cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. Mmmmm... coffee liquer...

And these are my absolutely favorite holiday cookies, cranberry pistachio shortbread with lime -

Allison said...

Does bread pudding with bourbon sauce count? Here is a recipe from a friend of mine who cooks a lot.
Hopefully this link can be pasted in to the url line.