Friday, April 30, 2010

Grilled tofu recipe.... Not Quite Ready for Publication...but delicious!

New Test Recipe:
Grilled Tofu

My husband LOVED this marinated Grilled tofu, however I didn't feel that it was quite cookbook ready.  
It was marinated in veggie broth, carrot juice, garlic, tamari, cashew, parsley with other spices
It turned out good, but in this recipe book there will only be AMAZING recipes.  I will still be working on this one and there will be a grilled tofu recipe in the book it will just be more fabulous than this one.  
I wanted to show you a photo of what I have been working on....Back to the drawing board for this one.

If you have any suggestions for grilled tofu flavors you would like to see please post a comment and I will create recipes.  If you would like mexican cilantro lime, BBQ grilled tofu, Jerk tofu etc....  I am trying to decide what flavors of grilled tofu to create so suggestions would be wonderful!

Sneak Peak at Upcoming Recipes

Tommorrow will be an AMAZING day of recipes.  

Burnt Almond fudge ice cream
Boutique pasta salad
Croissant Rolls

Stay tuned because these recipes are absolutely delicious and photos will be added within the next couple of days.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Egg free crepe recipe and the consequences of not writing down recipe creations....

Amazing egg free Crepe Recipe
AKA Roll Up Pancake recipe

I finally perfected my egg free crepe recipe, it took several test recipes before I finally got it right.  My son requested "Roll Up Pancakes" 
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or crepes for his birthday breakfast so I decided to take this opportunity to try to make the recipe 'cookbook' worthy and I believe this time I succeeded.  These crepes were rolled up with delicious blackberry jam.

TIPS For this Recipe:

1.  If you want very thin crepes that will roll easily you need to shake the pan back and forth after pouring in the batter to thin it out nicely.

2. Keep the stove at medium heat and let the pan warm up well before cooking. If the pan gets to hot they will burn or get overly browned before they are finished cooking in the middle.
Egg free Roll up Pancakes or Crepe recipe

Another Lesson Learned........

The Lost recipe for Chocolate Carmel Cookie Bars

Sadly, I created a Delicious recipe for bars that had a cookie bottom with chopped pecan and coconut flakes, topped with a delicious carmel sauce, topped again with cookie dough and then layered with a lot of dairy free chocolate chips!  It was FABULOUS~!

Unfortunately I did NOT write down the recipe and now I am going to have to try and recreate the recipe.  I think I can still improve on what I did last time but they were mighty good the way I had made them.

Moral to the story:  ALWAYS write down your recipe creations, you never know if it is going to turn out amazing or not so don't risk it.

The Peaceful Kitchen on You Tube
 I am very excited to announce our first you tube video.  This video is just a compilation of photos of recipes that will be included in the up coming recipe book.  In the future I will have demonstrations and other videos so stay tuned!  Click the link below to see the video 

Monday, April 12, 2010

The First Re-creation of an All American Favorite...Pizza Recipe!

All American Favorite Recipe PIZZA....gone healthy!

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This was a HUGE hit with my family. I made a beautiful Deep Dish Whole Wheat Crust for the pizza! It takes a little bit of planning but WOW, it is SO worth it. This is what the pizza looked like a gourmet restaurant pizza.

Best Deep Dish Pizza Crust Recipe


I am planning to keep cranking out the recipes, some of the recipes will be posted on the blog so stay tuned. All recipes will be coming out in a new cookbook at the end of the year.

Here is the pizza all cooked with my all purpose cheese sauce on top! YUMMY.

This pizza has onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, broccoli, and sunburgers as toppings. Then I made my cheese sauce to put on top and popped it in the oven for 30 minutes. The crust turned out fabulous, it was soft and very thick. I prefer deep dish pizza so if you like thin crispy crust this would not be the recipe for you.

The cheese sauce on the pizza can be used for just about anything. My family likes it over steamed veggies, sandwiches, you name it! The best part about the cheese sauce: It is made from vegetables!! It is delicious and tastes good on pasta too.

Stay tuned for the next upcoming favorite recipe......

Peaceful Kitchen latest updates

The Peaceful Kitchen has been on vacation!

We have moved 4 times in the past year and things have been very crazy. I have still been busy in the kitchen, I just haven't been blogging about it lately!

I am making a commitment today to begin re-creating America's favorite recipes making them healthy, vegan and DELICIOUS!

Over the next year I will be remaking famous recipes into delicious vegan versions and they will be published in my upcoming cookbook.

My most recent creations were:

Vegan Cannelloni
My dad called me at 9:30 at night after he had eaten my cannelloni and said it was AMAZING and if he had the money he would put up the money for me to open a restaurant. YEAH, it's that good!!!
Pictures to come soon!

Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies
Another BIG hit with my extended family!! They were rich and chocolatey and did not contain ANY oil at all!
I have mastered the art of oil-free cookies and they are every bit as good as their fattening counterparts.

New Cookbook coming soon!!
For all my big fans, I will be publishing a cookbook at the end of this year when I finish my year of re-creating America's favorite recipes.

Some of you have asked what happened to The Peaceful Kitchen Website, I could no longer afford to keep the website online. In the next couple of months I will get the website back up and running so you can purchase recipe collections again. Thank you so much for all of your support.