Archive for May, 2009

Monkey Bread: Vegan and Gluten Free

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Vegan and Gluten Free Monkey Bread by Cooking With Dia

I remember the first time I experienced Monkey Bread–I was eight years old and at a very wealthy girl’s tenth birthday party. I expected an extravagant cake, so when this lumpy pile of balls approached the table with 1 measly little candle on it, I was taken aback. I asked, “What the hell is that?” “We don’t say hell in this house Miss Dia,” my friend’s mother whispered, “It’s Monkey Bread!” “WHAT?!?!” I screamed, “There are monkeys in this bread?” “Ha ha ha ha, no dear, it’s just called Monkey Bread,” the mother explained. “Why????” “Time to blow out the candles!!!” Needless to say I was ignored. My point is, I don’t know why it is called Monkey Bread–even Wikipedia doesn’t know:

Rolled Aubergine–Eggplant Dolma

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Rolled Aubergine/ Eggplant Dolma I have been wanting to make Dolma for a while now, it is an Eastern European way of hollowing and stuffing vegetables which have the typical appearance of looking rolled. Most cooks will stuff their chosen vegetable with cheese and meat, or cheese and fish. I decided to stuff mine with Orzo, a rice shaped pasta, sweet peppers, chili peppers, tomatoes, garlic and onions. Why not just use rice instead? Orzo has the most delicious flavor, that even the finest risotto rice cannot duplicate. I use this a lot in my pasta dishes and soups. Be sure to try it some time!

Dia’s Oaty Muffins

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Oaty MuffinsWho likes to bake at 11pm ? I do! I decided I needed a sugar fix, and this is what I came up with: Oaty Muffins. Similar ingredients to the Oaty Bites I made last month, but bigger and better!

Vegan Tiramisu–I love you!

Monday, May 25th, 2009

YummyWe all love it– the ultimate Italian comfort dessert, but can we all make it? I don’t mean out of a box either…the answer is YES!!

Quick Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Friday, May 8th, 2009

It’s been a while, and again I have to apologize. When I originally started this blog I didn’t foresee all of the negativity coming my way. Life can be hectic sometimes, or all the time. :)

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