All posts tagged daiya

Epic Eggplant Sandwich

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Looking at all my posts it seems as though I am on a Daiya kick and to that I say, why not? It’s fun to work with and to see that it actually melts is awesome. I have heard from some that it tastes salty or weird but after using it a number of times and with a number of different vegetables I think I’ve figured out how to make Daiya work. I personally don’t enjoy it as much when it is cold/unmelted, to me it just doesn’t work and you need to use a vegetable that it won’t overpower. If you don’t feel like using it though I don’t think it will lessen the awesomeness of this sandwich in any way. So use it or lose it!

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Gourmet Pizza…boom (with Yukon Gold potats, caramelized shallots, and arugula)

We have eaten at Karyn’s on Green a number of times and love it! If you haven’t been and you live in Chicago, go dammit! ASAP! You won’t be disappointed. We ate a pizza there that totally tickled our taste buds so I was inspired to recreate it.

Makes one 12 inch pizza that Aaron and I can house, bigger families make more! Although Aaron and I do have insane appetites.

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The Perfect Bite Burrito

This burrito is another collaborative creation. My friend Terran and I really jive well in the kitchen and bounce ideas back and forth like nobody’s business. We wanted to come up with a fairly simple yet delicious burrito. You can easily get carried away with what you put in them and we wanted to pick ingredients that go together so well that they create the perfect bite.

If you haven’t noticed I tend to make dishes in quantities that serve more than 1 or 2 people. I do this because I tend to buy ingredients in larger quantities which is more affordable and because I like to have leftovers for lunch the next day so that we don’t go out and buy our lunches.

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Amazeballs Alfredo

I had a delicious Alfredo at The Chicago Diner when it was on their specials menu and HAD to figure out how to recreate it since I knew it wouldn’t be available for long. So I went home to my kitchen determined to make it and maybe a wee bit better…or so I think. [Ed. note: the pics used for the recipe have DOUBLE the ingredients because we had friends over]

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Killer Rellenos!

This is one of my new favorite veganized dishes. We have wanted to veganise this Chile Rellenos for ages and with the added help, creativity, and brain power from our good friend Terran, we have done it! Thanks Terran. I must say, our brains combined create some awesome dishes, hehe. On to the recipe and probably way too many pictures, but I find photos to help so much when I am learning something new.

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