Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy 3rd Anniversary Stella!!!

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of bringing my little Stella Belle home from the shelter! She is just a lovey little dog who enjoys every part of her life, except riding in the car. She is also my little helper in the kitchen, and of course my taste tester! We did not have a party for her like last year since my parents are headed to Italy tomorrow, but we celebrate soon! We should also be getting your second DNA test results soon...the first test (saliva) said she was cocker spaniel/beagle, but the vet wanted to do a blood DNA test to compare the results Now on to the eats from the past couple of days....

Since I haven't been feeling well and sleeping until almost noon, I haven't been eating until later in the day. Its very very bad I know. Yesterday I finally felt well enough to make a salad and roasted italian veggies

This salad had romain, cukes, scallion, red pepper, roma tomato, smoked tofu which is like smoked cheese for good!, and a hard boiled egg. All that was covered with Annie's Woodstock dressing which I just discovered, this dressing is sort of smokey and rich, very good!

These are my Italian Roasted Veggies...and I'm not ashamed to say I ate them all...what can I say, I'm sick and I need nutrients!! It is one eggplant, 3/4 red pepper, 1/2 head cauliflower, and 1 head of broccoli. I sprinkled on some garlic powder, onion powder, and some red pepper flakes and of course salt, drizzled with canola oil and olive oil (both of which I ran out of!) and roasted at 325 for 20 mins. Then I mixed them around and stuck them back in for another 20 mins at 375. They were so good!!!

Tonight I made a cheezy baked potato with broccoli and cauliflower

It is the dry cheese mix from Go Dairy Free, I had the mix already made in the fridge. I made the potato in the toaster oven and "steamed" the veggies in the microwave in one of those ziplock steamer bags. It was pretty good. I had another salad before this so my dinner was more colorful than this!

For dessert I borrowed a recipe from Chocolate-Covered Katie...Her Five-Minute Chocolate Mousse and it was so so good!!!

I am excited to try more recipes with silken tofu!

Check out Katies blog for her huge give away CCV in a box


  1. Those veggies look SO GOOD!!! I wish my kiddos would eat more veggies - I love 'em!

    I do have a question (as usual!) - what did you use for the whipped topping on your chocolate mousse? Did you make it as well? If so... please share the recipe! :)

  2. She is so adorable! We rescued my pup, Henry, a little over three years ago too :)

    It's so awesome that you made a difference in her life!!

    And thanks so much for blogging about the mousse! I've entered you three more times (two for the recipe, one for linking back).

    Happy Thursday!

  3. Becky...I used Soyatoo "whipped cream" in the can for the topping of the mousse. Its so good. You should let it sit out for 10 mins before using it...but alas I never remember to do that!!! Its great for topping soy ice cream too