Saturday, September 23, 2006

And Now, Back To Food

First off, Simon wanted me to tell you about the delicious cookies that I bought for him at the Veggie Food Fair. These come from a company called Arthur's Appetizers which is located in Milton, Ont. Milton isn't too far from us and Jim is working there all the time so getting more won't be a problem. The lady also said they are at the Burlington Farmer's Market.

I got some mixed bags for Simon. Included was blueberry peach bones, cinnamon carrot dog houses, veggie delight fire hydrants, carrot & apple oat cats, oatmeal peach dogs and pumpkin biscottis. These are made with organic fruits and vegetables, contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives and are Simon approved!

At the food fair, I also picked up this delicious date & ginger chutney. I used it as a sauce on tofu and it turned out really well.

I also bought some samosas from the same lady. Along with that I made basmati rice and adapted the curried chickpea recipe from Cooking With Peta. Yum! Yum! Yum!

The meal was paired with a lovely rose from Malivoire, which is a fantastic winery that practices responsible viticulture. Roses tend to go well with Indian food and this one was particularly nice.

To finish off this delicious feast, we had...surprise! Cookies!

These are Coconut-Pineapple-Carrot Macaroons from The Everyday Vegan. If you like the coconuty goodness of macaroons, then you'll love these tropical cookies. Soooo delicious. They are nice and chewy and not too sweet. A perfect end to a great meal.


Melissa West said...

I never even saw those macaroons in the cook book! I love macaroons... how did I miss them? I will have to make them. Can't wait to see you, megan and kleo soon.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you picked up some great finds at the Veggie Food Fair. I love those doggie snacks (although I'm sure Noble would like them far more than me). I'm still working on his digestion problems so no snacks or treats until that's fully under control (hopefully soon). Those coconut pineapple carrot macaroons look heavenly. I don't have The Everyday Vegan (gasp! I know). It's definitely on my list.

Anonymous said...

Those doggie treats look so good! :P My dogs would go wild over those! Sound so healthy too!

I love all the finds from the fair! You did great! Thanks for the wine tip too. I always have truoble finding responsible wine makers and never know what to I just skip it!

Great picture of the macaroons! They look really good!

Anonymous said...

mmmI had some samosas at the food fair too...they were great! The wine sounds fantatic as so the macaroons.

Anonymous said...

Can I move in with you?

funwithyourfood said...

How did you get the macaroons to stick together??

Anonymous said...

Great stuff, Carrie! I love love love the dog treats, too. How cute those are, and they sound really healthy too.

I'm a newcomer to macaroons, i used to dread them but the vegan ones i've had are outta this world!! Yours look DREAMY!!

Way to use that date & ginger chutney on the tofu. Sweeeeeeeeeet!

Tanya Kristine said... i want indian food.

thanks Carrie.

Thebodytalk said...

Hi Carrie

I found you through Alex's NY bathroom blog. Just drop by to say HI.

BTW, I am a big fan of indian food. I love chutney and samosa.