Saturday, May 22, 2010

a graduation celebration overview...

first and foremost, this is my little pride & joy right here. it's a vegan chocolate cake--double layered with chocolate frosting. this cake was the moist-est cake i have ever eaten. i was so surprised b/c i had great difficulty with the pans and mixing it at 12AM. not to mention that it was after an extremely stressful day of graduation, giving directions, and waking up at 5:30. none of that matters b/c there was very little cake left and i was given many compliments in its regards.

the funny thing about this cake is that it has been in our family for ages and it is 'naturally' vegan [as i like to say].

my aunt made her absolutely delicious baked beans. she made a special little tray of vegan ones for me! i can't even tell you how great they taste. she uses a special [&secret recipe] but i do know she uses ketchup, maple syrup, mustard, and brown sugar. i think i'm glad i don't know the recipe b/c i would be eating them all day, everyday.
this is a pasta that has also been in our family for quite some time. it has vinegar, mustard, garlic salt, onions, and cucumbers in it. sooooooo simple, yet so good.
my other aunt made these baked oyster crackers. they are seasoned with garlic powder, dill, and a package of some veggie dip [she kindly checked to make sure it was vegan].
i used a french bread recipe that i used for t-giving last year. i made half the flour whole wheat though for a nice little touch.

i made stuffed shells for the first time ever. i also received quite a few compliments for these so i was pleased. you know, everyone wants to try the vegan food. this was no exception. i stuffed them with tofu and spinach that was marinated for a day or so in garlic, dijon mustard, and liquid smoke. they weren't bad. i have a ton more food pictures i need to get up, but this was my priority. what a great weekend!


The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Congratulations! That cake looks so good! Same w/the pasta! And you!

kimberly said...

thank you!!!!!!!! :)