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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Summertime brings great pies and BBQ ribz

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I am excited with the fresh peaches and nectarines that are now in season. I was doubly excited to find out that Julie Hasson was looking for volunteers to test her recipes for her new cookbook. I jumped on that bandwagon real fast. My family is really excited, because it is a cookbook of yummy desserts. My DH has a sweet tooth that never stops craving her delicious desserts. Here we have her "Cinnamon Sugar Peach Pie" getting ready to be topped and put in the oven. I cheated and used a whole wheat vegan frozen pie crust.

Topped and ready to go in the oven.

Out of the oven, but now we must wait for it to cool. This is the hardest part for my family.

Ok, it's finally time! The first slice came out nicely. Boy, does it look good.
So the second piece didn't come out quite as nicely, but who doesn't like pie and soy delicious?

Summertime is grill time. Susan's ribz are fantastic.

This time I cut them apart once they were done baking and soaked them in BBQ sauce.

Because my sweet husband is my omniman we don't have a vegan grill. I use my Wolfgang Puck indoor grill for these yummy ribz. Here they are grilling and within minutes they are ready to eat.

These ribz are so good. I even took them to work for breakfast. They are just as fantastic cold. What a flavourful, high protein snack! I forgot to let you know that when I make them I don't use the liquid smoke ( I really don't care for that product), also I have not been able to find Spanish paprika so I use regular paprik along with 1/2 tsp. of cumin and the smokey flavor comes out perfectly. Susan also makes them with a sweet and sour sauce which I plan on trying very soon.


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness, that pie!! it's gorgeous!! I love how the fruit-filling is oozing out of the pie crust, in that slice you took a picture of - delish.

great job on the ribz as well!! everyone is making those, making me want to try the recipe as well (I really want to try it, but I'm nervous about the results, haha)

Sheree' said...

veggiegirl- Thank you for your kind words. You should try the ribz they are so easy to make and delish. I don't think it is possible to mess them up. Oh, if you can't find spanish paprika, I just use regular along with 1/2 tsp of cumin. It makes them taste so good.

Don't Get Mad, Get Vegan! said...

Mmmmmm, pie! Yours looks perfect.

I was going to toss our ribz on the george foreman when I made them but was afraid they'd burn. how long did you cook them on your similar grill? they look wonderful!

laura k said...

Wow, look at that pie! It's been a long time since I've had a slice of pie like that... hmm... Oh, and I agree--Susan's ribs are fantastic! Yours look delicious with those lovely grill marks.

Vegan_Noodle said...

That pie looks incredible. What fun to get to test recipes!! And desserts, that's gotta be the best kind of testing.
Tasty looking ribz as well!

aTxVegn said...

Yay, another vegan cookbook on the horizon! Your pie and ribz look perfect.

I am soooo backlogged on "must try" recipes, like three 3-ring binders full!

urban vegan said...

That pie makes my mouth water. And yes--aren't those ribz great? This reminds me that I'll have to make them again. They are the essence of summer.

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

I think this is the same recipe I tested. Yours looks fabulous! The crust is always tricky for me. We just got a Foreman grill, so it's time I give the ribs a go. :)

Anonymous said...

the food looks awesome, thanks for the paprika tip

Anonymous said...

they look so great! i really will try the ribs! mi marido is also omni, but he eats like vegan at home - so he might appreciate this one :) your pie looks heavenly. i can almost smell it!

Anonymous said...

Your ribz look amazing! If they taste half as good as they look, I bet they were really good and your pie looks yummy too!

Laura said...

Your pie looks great! I'm having a blast testing out pie recipes for Julie.

I can't wait 'til I have access to a grill so I can try out those ribs. I've tried out the baked version, but I really want to try them on the grill.

Peggy said...

I've been itching to make some seitan for ages, but I have yet to actually pick up the gluten at the store... But your pictures have convinced me to make the ribz ASAP!