Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Food

Today was the perfect staying in kinda day. 
Drab and dusty outside but nice and cozy inside. I did a bit of cleaning.  A little crocheting.  And a whole lot of playing in the kitchen.  
It is absolutely amazing what you can  do with nuts.  Today I tried my first cashew alfredo.  The recipe is actually called Very Vegan Mac-n' Cheeze but the results I got turned out more like an alfredo sauce.  Really, really good!
 I've started baking my own bread every weekend.  Small loaves that I can eat and share.
I made walnut tarragon again which goes great with the beetroot & dill nut spread and olive tapenade I got from two lovely people here I met through Instagram.
And since the oven was already on, I figured I might as well make good use of that heat and bake a cake.  
Perfect with the chocolate coffee my cousin gave me over the summer. 
Besides what's pictured, I also made quinoa topped with curried vegetables and had that for dinner.
Now to don my pajamas and do some crochet.
Hope you all have a fabulous Friday (or Saturday depending on where you are in the world).
Best wishes,


barbara cecelia said...

You certainly have a creative bent to your food preparations. My mother was whiz in the kitchen but unfortunately it didn't pass down to me. Your photos are very pleasurable to view. -- barbara

Jennifer said...

It all looks so delicious, Tammy. You are a very talented and creative cook! I would love to try each of these things you've made, and maybe get a couple of lessons. :)

Happy@Home said...

Wow, you have been busy in the kitchen. Everything looks so yummy.
How interesting to know that you can make an alfredo sauce from cashews. I am going to check out that recipe.
Enjoy your weekend.

Lorrie said...

You have been busy! Enjoy your weekend of staying cozy indoors.

Mary said...

I would love to dine with you Tammy - your cooking/baking is so exciting and healthy, you make me want a bite of everything! The bread looks awesome. Although we are meatless we still indulge in everything else - mainly because Bob is not too interested in going vegan, gluten-free, macrobiotic etc. I would if I was just preparing food for moi!!

What are you crocheting these days dear? In that pursuit you also come up with beautiful items too!

Have a great weekend - Mother's Day here on Sunday - a happy one to you.
Hugs - Mary

Debby said...

Yum Yum. You sure keep busy. Happy Mothers Day from the US

Diane said...

Such creative food!

Catherine said...

MAN!!!! So many lovely yummy looking photos!! As I sit here and wait for my chicken to cook... hungry! Really. You always have the best looking food.
Have a wonderful weekend Tammy!
xo Catherine

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

You have been busy in the kitchen making all the delicious food. Home made bread is the best and isn't the smell cooking, divine.
Happy weekend

Helen Philipps said...

I love all the delicious and healthy things you cook, Tammy! Wishing you a happy and cosy weekend!
Helen xox

Serena Lewis said...

The vegan Mac N Cheez sounds so delicious! A hearty post full of yummy and healthy food. Well done on baking your own bread....the toppings sound yummy too. I baked the occasional loaf of bread many years ago using a breadmaker but that's it. Have a beautiful weekend....sometimes, those staying in kinda days are just what we need. xo

Teresa Kasner said...

Your day sounds perfect for you! I want to make 2 loaves of zucchini bread tomorrow for my breakfast for the week. And crochet, too! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Wanda said...

Everything you pictured just looks yummy. What a good day in and out of the kitchen.

Susan said...

Everything looks wonderful, Tammy. You are a great cook.

Thank you so much for your visits, comments and kindness.

Give that Jingles an extra hug! Susan

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm intrigued by what you make and may I say honestly...I have to come to you and sit down with you to experience it! It looks so good but the ingredients are so different Am I being rude? I so appreciate your sharing and truly want to try your recipes!!

Hope you get to get out soon! :)


Lori ann said...

oh goodness tammy, i'm inspired to get busy now in my kitchen. i'm so happy to have the weekend off!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
You were quite in the mood for being highly productive in the kitchen!
Thank you so much for sharing that recipe about Vegan Mac N' Cheeze! We are fortunate for even getting cashew meal here at Trader Joe's. That will work fabulous.
Your bread looks yummy and so does everything coming from your hands.

~*~Patty S said...

Yummy Yum Yum Tammy!
Love all of your healthy and scrumptious offerings...
they are definitely right up my alley.
Happy Mother's Day weekend to you

Dagmar said...

Your baking looks delish! hoping you have a wonderful weekend.

Liz D said...

Interesting recipes! Everything sounds very cosy and delicious. We don t like curry so I think tomorrow or Monday I'll use your inspriation and make quinoa topped with grilled veggies instead. Yum.

lizzy at gone to the beach

Kit said...

OMG! Everthing looks wonderful! I am suddenly very hungry..LOL Have a Happy Mother's Day! Kit

Kathleen said...

Hi Tammy, all your nutty dishes look so good. I love most anything with nuts in. Just been reading through your blog and Icant believe your son has nearly finished his first year of university either! I'm saying it a lot these day but time is just flying by! Have a lovely weekend.

Lyn said...

you were very busy in the kitchen. Love the idea of spending the day playing in the kitchen,

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I love days where one can just stay inside now and then. Your dishes look so delicious! You should write a cookbook!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What scrumptious looking food! Love your kitty!

Elna said...

The food look delicious and Jingle is a cutie. Have a nice week.


Quinn said...

Tammy, I think you have the same flair for food that you have for decorating your home! A thoughtful blend of unusual things and ordinary things, complementing each other in a visually delightful way. :)

Hindustanka said...

Aww Tammy! Everything looks so yumm! But hey even I managed to bake a shortcrust pie for Mothers' day :) And so proud of it, it turned out tasty indeed.
can you bake brea din the microwave?:) I have already seen quite a few people baking their own bread and really would love to try too!

Nancy said...

You know, it's a good thing I don't live next door to you. I'd be in your kitchen taste testing on a regular basis!

Becca said...

I love cozy days like that. Looks fabulous Tammy! I wish I could just eat with you for six months…I know I'd lose some weight and feel healthy! lol

Mereknits said...

You make such yummy things to eat. Happy Mother's Day a few days late. wishing you a wonderful week.

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