When I first decided to go vegan, the two things I knew that I would miss the very most were cheese and bacon. It was heartbreaking to give up the two foods I loved most in the world.
But my broken heart has been mended because I have found a solution!
Sarah Kramer's BLT Brunch Casserole.
It was cheesy, bacon-flavored and had juicy tomatoes on top. Mmmm. If I graded this one a five-star scale, I'd probably give it 4.8 stars. Very very good :)
The vegan "bacon" was a little difficult to track down (ended up finding it at LifeSource) but boy, was it worth it.
If I could change anything about this dish, I would dice the tomatoes instead of slicing them. That way they can more easily mix with the rest of the casserole.
So far La Dolce Vegan has given me three good meals out of three!
I am really looking forward to tracking down her other two books, I can only imagine what kinds of delicious recipes await me in them.
On another note, these were for dessert:
Everyone in the house wanted to try these.
They take a pretty long time to make (roughly four hours) but again, worth it.
They were sweet and gooey and fluffy and everything you could ever want in a cinnamon roll. The best part?
The recipe is available online.
You can find them here at a wonderful blog, VeganYumYum.
But I must warn you, you will probably have to buy another tub of Earth Balance when you are done :)
----Highlights from yesterday-----
Yesterday for lunch I tried out the first thing on my list, Artichoke heart pasta!
I personally love artichoke hearts and cannot fathom how anyone could NOT love them! Actually, scratch that. I love the whole artichoke :)
This made a really delicious dish. It gave off a greek/italian vibe.
If I do anything differently next time I make this dish, I would use smaller or fewer noodles for a better noodle-to-sauce ratio.
Finally, on a completely non-food related topic,
I found THE COOLEST LAMP EVER at a garage sale yesterday.
That is all :)