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Friday, November 10, 2017

November MiniMoFo

Hi everyone! After cooking something new pretty much every day of Vegan MoFo, trying only three new recipes in the past week counts as “lazy” to me.

Last Friday night, I made pumpkin cookies for an early holiday party with Zach’s family. They turned out really well; here’s some of the leftovers since I forgot to take a pic right after I made them. I couldn’t find the recipe online to link to here; my copy of the recipe looks like it was scanned from a cookbook. The ingredients were brown sugar, pumpkin, oil, vanilla, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and raisins. 



On Wednesday, I made the sweet potato cheese sauce from My cat loves Daiya! It turned out really well; my only change was using soy milk instead of canned light coconut milk. 



And then last night, I made pumpkin applesauce (inspired by Tracy’s Living Cookbook). I peeled & chopped five Granny Smith apples, boiling them in a little more than 3/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. I turned it down to simmer, added ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and stirred it every now and then. I added ½ cup canned pumpkin and ½ tsp vanilla near the end. It turned out pretty well.

 

So those are my “lazy” (and quite orange) new foods I’ve tried since MoFo ended. I’ve also been keeping busy with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), motivating myself, of course, with Victory Smarties.

Here are the kitties this morning…


Leela

Daisy

Cringer

Peace. :)

12 comments:

  1. Mini MoFo!? YAY! LOVING My Cat Loves Daiya's shout out to the Mac & Cheese! Also love the pumpkin cookies! They look and sound GREAT!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! The mac & cheese was so good! :)

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  2. I think I want to try using pumpkin in cookies myself, they look great! I'm so glad you tried and liked the mac and cheese!!
    All your girls are gorgeous! Daisy has such a sweet little face!

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    1. Thanks, Hillary; your recipe was great! And pumpkin is so good in cookies! Daisy is a sweetie for sure! :)

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  3. Haha! I love that the seems lazy to you after MoFo. I remember that feeling! The mac and cheese looks especially good, I miss being able to whip up mac and cheese whenever I want. I'm counting down the days until I have a proper kitchen again!

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    1. Thanks, Jojo! There's definitely an adjustment period after MoFo ends, haha! :D

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  4. I'm also impressed that this is your idea of a lazy week! Those cookies sound delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I'm back to just one new recipe this week, haha! :D

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  5. Your lazy foods are quite impressive! I keep forgetting about this month's MiniMoFo because I have a friend here and we are running around everywhere eating everything. I must remember to do something for it!

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  6. Yay, love the mini mofo! The recipes look amazing, I could totally go for one of the cookies! I've been meaning to make pumpkin bread for weeks but still haven't done it. Adorable kitty pics!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Pumpkin bread is something I keep meaning to make, too! :)

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