A Sandwich, Vegan Pizza, And Trifle

June 9, 2010 by Keri

Today’s lunchtime remix sandwich was pretty epic.  There were a couple of grilled portobellos and eggplant slices left from last night’s dinner, so I decided to make sandwiches with them.  I paninied (that’s a verb now) grilled eggplant and  a grilled portobello, topped with basil and garlic marinara and a little vegan cheddar Daiya on sprouted grain bread.  Mmmm…  None of the pictures I took did this sandwich any justice so just rest assured there’s a portobello, eggplant slice, marinara, and cheddar Daiya in there, melded together by the good ol’ panini press.

Vegan Sandwich Recipes

For dinner I made pizza again.  I still had the other half of the ham package I didn’t want to go to waste, so I figured what the heck.  And everyone loves pizza.  This time, I unfortunately didn’t have the Follow Your Heart mozzarella to mix in with my Daiya cheddar, but if you’re making a pizza to impress, I recommend combining the two.  I also added a few sliced grape tomatoes to the loads of vegan ham and pineapple.  Still so good.

Vegan Pizza Recipes

As an after dinner treat, I made a measuring cup trifle.  Remember when my first round of wedding shower cupcakes went flat?  Well, I used the frozen cake crumbles to make tonight’s dessert.  First, I pulled out my giant measuring cup and put some chocolate cake crumbles in the bottom, followed by sliced strawberries.  Next, I made some cashew cream and spread it over those.  On top of that went yellow cake crumbles, and then blueberries.  Finally, I made another batch of cashew cream to top off my trifle, but this time added a little cocoa powder and sugar to make it chocolate cashew cream.  What a masterpiece!  I could have eaten the whole thing if my stomach would allow, but since it won’t, I shared!  I will definitely be making a larger one of these the next time I have to take a dessert to an event.  Yum!!

Vegan Dessert Recipes

Vegan Dessert Recipes

Well, that was my tasty day.  I hope everyone is having a great week!

What’s your all-time favorite dessert?

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  1. Sydney says:

    Great idea for the leftover frozen cupcakes. I have a home-based bakery and I often do flavor experiments, which leads to more leftovers than I can eat. I’ll have to give this trifle idea a shot for sure!

    • Keri says:

      Yeah, I always make trifles with my leftover/misshaped cakes and sometimes they turn our better than the originally intended dessert anyway. 🙂 “Flavor experiments” sounds like my kind of experiment!!

  2. Kendra says:

    The trifle looks extra yummy, if only I could eat it! It’s really not nice to tease me with delicous looking food made with cashews! Lol!

    • Keri says:

      Haha, I do think of you every time I make something with cashews! Just use a different whipped topping instead- or frosting (sugar high!!) 😛

  3. Danielle (Runs on Green) says:

    I was at the store today and when it came to purchase Daiya (yeah, it’s a necessity) it took seriously 3 minutes to choose between Mozzarella & Cheddar. I went with the mozz again…but next time it’s the cheddar!

    The trifle idea is genius (and thrifty)!

    • Keri says:

      If they’d just make a combined package with both flavors, you’d be set!
      Thanks, you know us and wasting food, even food with no real nutritional value! 😉

  4. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    Ooooh, I LOVE trifle! Yours is beautiful.

    My favorite dessert is probably cheesecake (vegan, of course), but thankfully I don’t have to choose ONE favorite in my life because I love too many things… Especially sweet things!

    • Keri says:

      Thank you! 🙂 I could never pick one either. I’ve never tasted a vegan cheesecake other than the ones I’ve made- maybe that goes on the to-do list for my Chicago trip!