August 16, 2010

Mystery Monday: My Culinary Weekend

Filed under: Behind the Scenes,Mystery Monday — Tags: , , , , — ex-boyfriend @ 4:23 pm

When I’m not drawing pictures or drinking beer, I also like to cook. This past weekend I threw a dinner party; here are some pics of the grub:

Cucumber Salad Canapes with a Spicy Lime Vinaigrette. Served with Serrano Cocktail from Imbibe Magazine

Chilled Tomato and Watermelon Soup with Key Lime Granita and Cilantro Garnish

Mango Jerk Seitan with Truffled Golden Beet Slaw

Barbados Black Bean Cakes with Mango Salsa

Key Lime Tart with White Chocolate Mousse and Mango Sauce

In case you want to make any of these tantalizing treats on your own:

The canapes were a variation on Andrea Meyers Cucumber Salad. My only change was that I put everything in the salad but cucumber. Then I cut my cucumbers into 1 inch rounds and scooped out some of the seeds to create little cups for my salad.

The black bean cake and salsa recipes came from the Vegetarian Times cookbook. The seitan and slaw recipes came from the two cookbooks put out by Horizons. The soup and dessert were from the Millennium cookbook.

I actually did not have much luck with Millennium’s mousse recipe. I made it once before and it came out okay, but this last batch was a disaster. Luckily my girl saved the day and made some fantastic mousse using some white chocolate chips and whipping cream. She sort of followed this recipe.

Related art:
Veggies Gone Bad T-Shirt Cute Alliums T-Shirt
Seitan is My Co-Pilot T-Shirt Chefs Tools T-Shirt

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