Saturday, December 16, 2006

Cupcakes At Last!!!

When I try an ingredient for the first time, I usually go on a cooking binge and attempt to incorporate it in as many dishes as possible until I am well acquainted with that food. I have been playing with tempeh lately and I can safely say that it is becoming a must have staple in my refrigerator.

Now, the moment you (or at least I) have been waiting for...
I finally made cupcakes!!! I have been oh so busy and just never had the chance to use my new book. Yesterday my friend Lauren came over for an unofficial "birthday party" for me, and well, what is a birthday party with out cupcakes? They were so amazing and moist and perfect. Enjoy the pictures.




Tempeh over salad


I used three grain tempeh and saut├ęd it in a cast iron pan with a little bit of soy sauce. I put the chunks of tempeh over a green salad with lettuce, spinach, carrots and tomatoes with oil and vinegar.











Sexy low-fat vanilla cupcakes with chocolate mousse topping


From Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. Cupcakes page 41 and chocoalte mousse pg. 155.


9 comments:

aTxVegn said...

Your salad and cupcakes look so good! Happy Birthday!

Urban Vegan said...

Your tempeh looks tempting, and so do your cuppers. I have to try that mousse topping.

laura jesser said...

I love tempeh, especially on a salad. Yum.

Those cupcakes look like a perfect birthday treat! When is your birthday?

Johanna3 said...

Yum looks good!
Have a great Holidays!

Kate said...

Thanks for the comments. My birthday was on November 29th (as I said, it was an unoffical birthday).

nicole said...

Mmmmm...I love tempeh! I haven't been able to find it here in Sicily so it's been a while since I've had it! Your cupcakes look great!

Midwest Vegan said...

Happy belated B-day! Hope you had a happy one.

Your cupcakes look great - so pretty with the mousse topping.

Jul said...

I just got Vegan Cupcakes take over the World (as a Christmas present to myself) - can't wait to try it out!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Kate, how is it that I'm just now stumbling onto your blog? I'm adding it to my bloglines right now so I don't lose you. :)

I bought a case of tempeh about a month ago. It was my first time making tempeh. I have made it many times since. It's definitely best marinated for a while. I had some leftover chunks and I threw them on a salad and really enjoyed it.

Ok, now for the cuppers... I am drooling over the mousse topping but I'm very hesitant to make them because I haven't had good luck using silken tofu in desserts (especially non-baked things). Can you tell me, honestly, is there any tofu taste to it or does the chocolate really overpower and cancel it out?