Vegan Twice-Baked Spaghetti, Cupcakes, Cocktail Weenies, And Spinakopizza

August 29, 2010 by Keri

I took advantage of the weekend to make a few test recipes from Hearty Vegan, so since I can’t share recipes due to the binding contracts of cross-my-heart and pinky swear, let’s just call this an inspirational post.  You know, inspiring you to get in the kitchen.  Hey, at least I tried to put a positive spin on it.  Friday night, I started my vegan recipe-fest with Twice Baked Spaghetti.  This stuff is too good to be true.  We sat there and ate it like true foodies, discussing the freakin’ deliciousness of it.

Vegan Pasta Recipes

Vegan Pasta Recipes

I also made a batch of their vanilla cupcakes, and since it was 2am I didn’t bother to whip out the pastry bag, choosing to butter knife frost them with a simple homemade butter cream frosting.

Vegan Cupcake Recipes

Vegan Cupcake Recipes

Vegan Cupcake Recipes

Someone popped in to say, “Hi! What’s cookin’?”

Saturday morning, I fired up my crock pot to make, what else, cocktail weenies!  How fun!  I  made them for lunch, but really we just walked by the crock pot all afternoon and jabbed them with chopsticks (I guess I don’t have toothpicks..).

Vegan Appetizer Recipes

I needed to make a Whole Foods run to continue my recipe making, so we all piled in the car for an adventure.  Come on, Whole Foods totally counts as an adventure, right?  I stocked up on the ingredients I can’t find at a closer store, and we headed back.  For dinner (we were hungry adventurers), I made Spinakopizza, a phyllo crust pizza.  The husband has apparently never seen phyllo before, because he wanted to know what I was doing with all that paper.  It’s so delicate to work with, but very flaky and tasty!

Vegan Pizza Recipes

Vegan Pizza Recipes

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  My cookbook this week is The 4 Ingredient Vegan, sent to me by the fabulous Book Publishing Company, so be ready for a couple fast, easy, 4-ingredient recipes!

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  1. Woz says:

    You’re the luckiest one to get cookbooks to test out. Have you tried a recipe that you DIDN’T like when testing? Come on, you can tell us. You don’t have to tell us which one but I’m just curious if everything is always awesome or if you get to report some duds. 😛

    • Keri says:

      Woz, *I* made it, so *of course* it’s awesome. Haha, no, I’m kidding. This is the first time I’ve ever been a tester for an unpublished cookbook and they’ve all been awesome. They also authored 500 Vegan Recipes, so they’re probably just really experienced and know how to turn an amazing recipe. If I could tell it definitely didn’t meet our tastes, I just wouldn’t make it. Ingredients are way too expensive to make something that doesn’t look fabulous! But even if I did make something I didn’t like, I’d have to take personal taste into account. “Did the recipe still work correctly?” Luckily, my family’s finickiness pretty much stops at, “Is it vegan?” 🙂

  2. Noelle says:

    Great recipes! I have been bad and been meaning to make recipes from 3 cookbooks I received in the mail. Thanks for reminding me to do my job! 🙂

  3. Stefanie says:

    Lovely dishes. That twice baked spaghetti looks really good. I’m looking forward to seeing what you make from the new cookbook this week. 🙂

  4. Michelle says:

    Spinakopita is one of my very favorite things to get at Greek restaurants, so that pizza looks right up my ally. I love the crunch from phyllo dough.