Monday, March 10, 2008

Green IS Her New Blog just joined the Party!

Hello there! Welcome to Green is Her New Blog! This is a communal blog - I'm C.K., and we have Fancymama, Chrissy, and her husband Farmer John. Together we blog about everything green -- everything we can, and what we know to live green, frugally and fabulously - in or outside of the big cities. This is an international blog! We're always interested to know more people, and even get more writers to write about green issues and how to be green and fun! Have a seat in this eco-friendly chair by inhabitat.com.

We're very excited to be at the Ultimate Blog Party! Sorry we're a little late in joining, but we promise next year, we'll come up with gift ideas to give away!!
Ultimate Blog Party 2008

But I won't let you leave empty-handed!! Oh no - that just won't do! I figured, why don't we make some vegan Shepherd's Pie? It's one of my classics, and always a big hit at parties (they don't have to know it's vegan!)


Shepherd's Pie (Vegan)
I never thought I can be long-term vegetarian because I love Sherpherd's Pie too much. This is challenged when I ate at a vegan buffet in Toronto. I ran home and made one for myself, and it's my regular since. Of course it's not the same as the meaty shepherd's pie, but it's still very good!

Ingredients:
  • 6 red-skin Potatoes, smashed
  • 2 cup of Green Giant's Peaches and cream sweet corn
  • 1 package firm tofu
  • 2 tomatoes, skinned
  • 3 shallots (or 1 onion), minced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
Directions:
  1. To skin tomatoes, boil them in hot water. Once floating, take out and place in cold water. Then peel.
  2. Boil potatoes for 30 minutes until cooked. Cool, and smash (I like the skin so I leave them on).
  3. Heat oil in pan, add garlic, onions, and tofu cubes until slightly golden and fragrant. Add into chunk tomatoes.
  4. Place tofu mixture into baking pan.
  5. Place smash potatoes over tofu mixture.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes till top is golden.
And Of course - what goes well with vegan Shepherd's Pies?

Vegan Chocolate cake!!

INGREDIENTS

The key is fantastically quality dark chocolate.
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 bananas, chopped
  • 1 bar of quality dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup cold water or brewed coffee
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 2 Tbsps vinegar
Preheat oven to 350c.

Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and sugar into an ungreased 8 inch square or 9 inch round baking pan. In a 2 cup measuring cup, measure and mix together the oil, apple sauce, water or coffee, and vanilla. Pour the liquid ingredients into the baking pan and mix the batter with a fork or a small whisk. When the batter is smooth, add the vinegar and stir quickly. There will be pale swirls in the batter where the baking soda and the vinegar are reacting. Stir just until the vinegar is is evenly distributed throughout the batter. Add bananas, chocolate chunks, and bake for 45 minutes. Let the cake cool.

That and a good cup of soy Chai.

I hope you like the food and drinks. I'll be blog hopping and hope to see you soon!

19 comments:

Fruitful Vine said...

Hi
Hope you enjoy the party. It's my first and I'm having lots of fun. Keep on living green.
Jenn

Carey said...

Welcome to the party! I cant wait to try the chocolate cake...can you make it without the coffee? Im enjoying your blog. Hope you can stop by my place..im partying too.

Diana Evans said...

Happy Ultimate Blog Party!!!

Nice to meet you and please pop by to be entered to win a great free give away!!!

Cheers,
Diana

Gray Matters said...

Just checked out your blog. I write often about green topics also so it is always nice to meet some fellow greenies.

The Green Panther said...

This is a blog after my own heart. Thanks for posting the recipes, I'm always on the lookout for crunchy recipes.

I'll be back!

JujuBoo said...

Love the name of your blog. Nice to meet you. Happy blog partying :)

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

Me said...

THATS SOOO COOL!

Joanne said...

So glad you came by for a visit. Can't wait to read more of you, the make your own infinity dress looks really interesting!

Green Mommy said...

our blogs are similar, we must be friends! come party: greenmommyguide.blogpot.com

I can't wait to explore more!

Lis Garrett said...

Thanks so much for visiting my site! We live in Ithaca, so we're BIG on green living - at least, we try to be as much as possible! I'm looking forward to getting out in my garden. :-)

Nydia said...

*damn computer, this is my second comment here! :)*
Hello! I got your blog through the blog party, and got impressed by how different your blog is! Loved the recipes (already printed to a try later this weekend!). Hope to see you around! Put a link at my blog to keep track of your news. Kisses!

Megan said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! :) good luck with my apron giveaways!!!

Fruitful Vine said...

Hi again
Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello. Sure you can link to me. Let's keep in touch. Hope you're still having fun at the party. I went on your other blog. It' different from those I've been to so far. I will definitely go back to checkt it out as well. Till next time.
Jenn

Leslie said...

Oooh! Chocolate cake, yum! I'm a virgin to this too! Your site is neat, green vacationing sounds like fun. I'm a greenie too! Stop by www.recycleyourday.webs.com/lamamanaturale.htm

I'm hosting a giveaway!! Enjoy the party!

babyrific said...

Did you say cake? Happy partying!

Storm said...

Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

therapydoc said...

I'm going to try that cake!

C said...

Wooooooooo hoooooooo!!! Great new post, CK! I'm so sorry that Hubby and I have been delinquent bloggers! LOL! We have a legitimate excuse...being that we were on our belated honeymoon in the Dominican Republic!!!

We're back and will both be posting soon! ;) xo