Thursday, July 31, 2008

...Quickies...

This post will be short, as we are pressed for time! We have so much to do before we leave tomorrow for Houston to attend a MercyMe concert with our dad, and then go to Oregon (Sunday to Wednesday) for job interviews at Betty Lou's! (Pray for us!). So quick rantings about our recent baking and cooking... (not necessarily quick to make)

We finally made the raw cinnamon rolls that everyone's been enjoying - and they were fabulous! Decadent, spiced, and nutty! We enjoy homemade cinnamon rolls, but those can take long to make, and even though these were no exception, they were well worth it.

We made an orange-cranberry variation, adding orange juice instead of water, adding orange zest in filling, and adding dried cranberries instead of raisins. Awesome orange frosting (almond butter, orange juice, and orange zest)! Very tasty, healthy, and filling. (Tip - drink lots of milk or water with it!) Made lots and froze them. Other variation ideas: maple date/fig with maple frosting; lemon blueberry; vanilla spice; chocolate.


We revisted an old recipe favorite - Thai Tofu Saute. Good flavors and better the next day! Awesome with broccolli, onion, bell peppers, but would be good with snap peas and cabbage. The sauce was really good and made lots. Yum! Served with quinoa.



More veggies... raw that is! We made raw zucchini spaghetti with raw marinara sauce. Marinara sauce included local fresh tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, onions, herbs, bell pepper, mushrooms, and spinach, all pureed (semi-chunky). Shredded a huge local zucchini - so good! It was a refreshing meal, but more like salsa and nothing like a good plate of spaghetti with veggie spaghetti sauce.


... will be back after our travels! LK

8 comments:

Allison said...

Mmm I bet those raw cinnamon rolls were delicious!! Ahh, good luck at the job interviews...My fingers are crossed! :0) Have fun on your two trips!!

Paulina said...

I'm so glad you finally tried the raw cinnamon rolls - weren't they great? Have fun at the MercyMe concert and good luck with your interviews at Betty Lous! I'll be praying for you guys!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Have fun in my hometown and best of luck with the interviews!!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

I am so impressed by those cinnamon rolls -- you did a great job! They look to die for.

And jobs at Betty Lou's! Will this be dietitian related?! I am so curious about that, and I hope it goes well for you girls. I can't wait to hear about it. :)

aTxVegn said...

Those cinnamon rolls look so interesting and sound really good! Have fun traveling!

Jenny said...

You had me at the raw cinnamon rolls...

Sarah said...

mhmmm those cinnamon rolls sound amazing. The recipe site isnt working right now for me, so Ill check back later, but I really think Ill have to make those.

And I hope the interview went well!!

Colleen (aka "Rawleen") said...

Mmmm that marinara sauce looks divine ! Can you share the recipe?