MALIBU, California

MALIBU, California
LOOKING ACROSS STA MONICA BAY

Thursday, December 31, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO MY WORLDWIDE READERSHIP IN OVER 200 COUNTRIES
















LOOKING FORWARD TO SHARING PHOTOS, TIPS AND RECIPES FOR THE BEST VEGETARIAN FOOD (& happy critters and views) FROM LOS ANGELES, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA...HAPPY NEW YEAR.

John Nigel

Sunday, December 27, 2015

CHAYOTE SQUASH FILLED WITH VEGETABLES & RICE ITALIAN STYLE; ALL VEGETABLE VEGAN "CREAMED" SOUP; ROASTED VEGETABLES..PHOTOS OF PREP FOR TOMORROW'S ALL VEGAN DELIVERIES

Tomato & squash sauce  base for the rice stuffed chayote squash

" 1 gallon" Tomato Sauce

Vegan Soup on high simmer

Roasted vegetables drizzled with fresh lemon  juice


previous 2 the turmeric steamed rice  & vegetable base for the stuffed baked chayote squash

The wonderful, blended, vegan soup with  almond milk and coconut cream

The stuffed chayote squash, the client will add more tomato sauce and then bake in oven for  30 mins at 350F lightly  covered


A simple  vegan menu for just after Christmas, my usual bread client is off in Antarctica for a few weeks tagging penguins, so no bread for a week or 2.
Here it has been cold for Los Angeles, not quite as cold as the South Pole, ( 63f daytime and 46f evening) also bright blue skies and sunshine, these photos I took today....(the sunset is last night's over Sta Monica bay).





 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

FIXINGS FOR THE CHRISTMAS EVE DELIVERY 2015; WALNUT CINNAMON ROLLS; PUMPKIN CUSTARDS, MUSHROOM COQ AU VIN; SUGAR AND SPICE COOKIES; MASHED CARROTS AND YAMS; PUMPKIN DOUBLE STUFFED POTATOES WITH CHEESE ALL PHOTOS

WISHING ALL MY READERS IN OVER 200 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS/WINTER HOLIDAY SEASON



PREVIOUS 3 THE BEST WHOLE WHEAT CINNAMON-WALNUT BREAKFAST ROLLS ( RECIPE CAN BE FOUND IN "BAKING A NAME FOR YOURSELF" on www.amazon/kindle.com)




previous 2 the base for the Mushroom "coq au vin style"

Double stuffed baked potatoes with fresh baked pumpkin and cheese

Mashed carrots

Mashed carrots and baked yams


I baked a pumpkin last night and today made some pumpkin custards...the pie without the pastry

The cooked flesh from the fresh pumpkin



Sugar and spice oatmeal cookies, some drizzled with melted white chocolate


Happy Holidays, I am busy cooking all day today.
Tonight I will be making some cheese and vegetable strudels and later some Eggplant Parmesan, just wanted to get this blog out early.

John Nigel

Sunday, December 20, 2015

TAKE 15 EGGS............. MAKING SALLY LUNN AND CHRISTMAS BREADS; also Stuffed eggplant, and pasta shell bake with zucchini..some photos of prep for tomorrow Christmas Week deliveries

Chayote, Yellow squashes and zucchini

Sauce base for the stuffed eggplant



Stuffed eggplants..this has been popular since the 1970's

The baked eggplant shells for stuffing, it is important to always precook ANY vegetable shells for stuffing to ensure a tender product

Wine and vegetable sauce for a mushroom  "Coq au vin"


Whole wheat cornmeal Sally Lunn, very rich with eggs and butter, cornmeal and nutmeg, sort of a whole wheat brioche

Whole Wheat Sally Lunn for Christmas, with raisins, cinnamon, all spice and ground coffee..perfect for toasting for any breakfast

Golden Sally Lunn with cornmeal The recipe for these Sally Lunn breads is recipe #10 in my eBook "Baking a name for yourself" on www.amazon/kindle.com

pasta shells with sauce and cheese, the center is sauteed zucchini and more cheese, to be baked at client's home

Stuffed eggplants to  be baked at client's home


Previous 2 the whole wheat coffee-fruit Christmas Sally Lunns cooling


Nice cooler weather in Los Angeles, last night we had the biggest rainfall in months..1/4 inch!



There is one more menu before Christmas, so if you don't read that one I want to wish you all a Very Happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas/Holiday Season.
John Nigel