Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Food We Love

Our family Valentine dinner on Sunday was not as “heart-y” as last year’s dinner. I decided to just put together a meal consisting of our favorite foods.

Peanuts, in sauce form on Lettuce Wraps, an easy and tasty appetizer.



Chickpeas, in Vcon Chickpeas Romesco with Garlic Saffron Rice. This was an excellent dish. Chase has proclaimed Isa and Terry the Sauce Queens.


Roasted Veggies. We love all veggies (except okra, celery, and eggplant), especially roasted. For this dinner we had purple potatoes, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, and onions.


Broccoli. Every meal has a side of broccoli. Here’s my plate.


Coconut. I admit dessert was a tough decision. I also love chocolate, oatmeal, and all things fruity, but not too sweet. Vcon’s Coconut Lemon Bundt Cake seemed like the perfect choice with tart lemon and no sugary frosting. I was thrilled when it fell out of the pan in perfect form.



This beautiful cake deserved special plating when sliced.



The cake is moist with subtle flavors of lemon and coconut. It is delicious. Mmmmmmm.



Happy Valentine’s Day!

18 comments:

Cakespy said...

Saw this gorgeous cake on Flickr...and had to visit! It all looks so delicious, I am falling in love just looking at it!

Romina said...

Isa an Terry definitely are the queens of sauces! Their sauces make everything better. =)

My mom told me about purple potatoes yesterday, but I didn't believe her! I guess I owe her an apology.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Mmmmm, all looks delicious to me!! I just had my first taste of roasted purple potatoes last night... now I need to run back to the store for more! I also need to follow your example and start roasting veggies together... for some reason I usually just roast one by itself. PRobably stems from me being afraid of different things touching on my plate when I was a kid.
Dessert looks awesome. Hope you have a happy V-day too!

Liz² said...

happy valentines! I like that approach - foods you love on the day of love! and the foods you love look *awesome*, I seriously need to try that cake. :o

Ashasarala said...

Mmm... roasted veggies... Especially sauteed in maple syrup! Okay, I took the health right outta that! haha ;)

Don't you just love bundt cakes? They're always the perfect shape and texture. Yours looks delicious! I can't wait to try that recipe, myself.

Have a Very Happy Valentines Day. =)

springsandwells said...

oooh!
That bundt cake looks so beautiful. It's nice to see some Vcon recipes... I haven't actually used that book much yet. But I've gotta bake something for a baby shower this weekend... so that perfect bundt cake is looking good!

xo Amey

Chris said...

I love me some lettuce wraps! And that cake looks awesome! I've been eyeing that recipe for a while...

bazu said...

sign me up for that meal!

Melody Polakow said...

What a beautiful spread!

arthursmommy said...

The lettuce wraps look delicious. And the cake is great. I made that a few weeks ago. Very tastey. Btw-we live in Austin too. Have a great day.

Krys

Pleasantly Plump Vegan said...

that cake looks soooo good! well, everything does. i'll take all of those roasted veggies and a few slices of cake, please.

Urban Vegan said...

You are such a healthy role model--look at all those colors and textures.

ANd I've been eyeing that coco-lemon cake, since those are 2 of my favorite flavors. I think we have the same Bundt pan

Vegan*asm said...

What a lovely dinner. I think peanuts are one of my top favorite food groups, next to chocolate and brussel sprouts (what a diverse palate). I have also wanted to make that bundt cake for so long. Too bad there is no gluten free version.

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Oooh, I love lettuce wraps - especially the vegetarian ones at P.F. Chang's! I cannot even begin to imagine how yummy yours must be with the peanut sauce. :)

VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness, the peanut-sauce lettuce wraps, chickpeas (haha, I love how Chase calls Terry and Isa the "Sauce Queens"), roasted vegetables (you KNOW that that's a VeggieGirl favorite, for sure), and the bundt cake (I love the bundt recipes in Veganomicon - I've made a carob bundt cake out of the deep-chocolate bundt recipe before, with amazing results) look PHENOMENAL!!

Happy belated Valentine's Day - Hope all is well, and continues to improve!!

Jackie said...

What a fabulous cake, just perfect for Valentine's Day. What a fab meal you had.

Johanna3 said...

Im drooling!!!! this looks so good.

Sunshinemom said...

Loved your blog and have been looking through your treasure chest of recipes for sometime - nearly 20minutes:) Would it be too much to ask for the recipe to this lemon cake - It looks absolutely yum..and I would love to have a slice! Thanks!