Thursday, February 15

Valentine's Day Treats

Commercial crap, blah blah blah, I know. To me V-Day is an excuse to cook slightly better than normal food. I went with an Italian theme, because it seemed appropriate. For the first course we had olive ciabatta with sun dried tomato pesto. It was delicious. I usually make my own pesto, but I found a vegan brand (Mother Hemp) which saved me time so we had that instead. It was a tad oily, but still delicious.
Next we had stuffed shells that I've blogged about before. They're always a hit. They're really creamy and quite rich so they really are quite filling and neither of us could finish our portions.
For dessert we had Gary's favourite dessert as an omni - Tiramisu. It was great, it was a little more cakey than traditional Tiramisu, but all the elements were there, just perhaps not in exactly the correct quantities. It was indeed, absolutely delicious. See that slice down there? That was all I had of it. Gary didn't even bother to cut himself a slice, he just grabbed a fork and dug in. Tut tut.


Theresa said...

Yummy! I haven't had stuffed shells since I was a little kid. In fact, I don't think they even sell big pasta shells in Australia. I agree about VD, too, just a good excuse to eat a rich meal--I made creamy mushroom and spinach cannelloni :)

scottishvegan said...

Mmmm...that whole meal looks delicious.