What I Ate This Week | Look, I made scones!

And I’m pretty proud of myself too. I’ve never made scones before, so I was half excited, half prepared for disaster. But it wasn’t a disaster!

Vegan Strawberry Scones Blueberry Strawberry Oat Scones // See? It looks delicious, right? And these scones are vegan too! My husband ate three of them in about 10 minutes, which probably isn’t advisable, but it does attest to the fact that these are super tasty.

Ginger-Sesame Tofu with Asparagus and Mushrooms Ginger-Sesame Tofu with Asparagus and Shiitakes Button Mushrooms // It’s almost June. Eat asparagus while you can! Eat it now! Get your fill of asparagus because once summer gets here, you’re gonna have to wait until fall for it to be in season again! (I sure hope the excessive amount of exclamation points has convinced you.)

Spicy Stuffed Peppers Spicy Stuffed Peppers // I made a few substitutions in this: tempeh in place of turkey, black-eyed peas instead of black beans (just because), and Japanese sweet potatoes instead of regular ones. But yum! This was incredibly filling too.

Kale Galette with Wild Mushrooms Spinach Kale Galette with Wild Mushrooms // More substitutions! I used Red Russian kale from the garden in this and instead of leeks, I used a caramelized onion. (I also cheated and used prepared pie crust instead of making my own.) This was the perfect Sunday dinner.

Salad with Lemon Caper Dressing Salad with Tempeh & Lemon Caper Dressing // The dressing was clipped from a mystery magazine several years ago. I can’t find it anywhere online, so I can’t figure out where it’s from, nor can I link to it (obviously). I’m very picky about salad dressings–creamy ones are too rich for me, but most vinaigrettes are too vinegary. This dressing is my absolute favorite and it was perfect with lemon pepper tempeh strips and fresh Brune d’Hiver lettuce from the garden.

I hope my American readers have a happy Memorial Day! Do you have any exciting plans? Perhaps involving picnics or barbecues? I’m so excited to have a day off of work–my to-do list is pitifully long and I could use a day to start knocking some things off of it. I’m taking a three-day weekend from blogging too, so there won’t be a new post on Monday.

Kiersten Frase

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Comments

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Thank you! I love scones too, but always thought they would be much too hard to make. Now that I know they’re not, I want to make them all the time. :)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      You should definitely make them–they are so good! I like that you roast the peppers a little before stuffing them. Makes them taste even better!

  1. says

    Everything looks soooooooo good! I love making scones. My sisters and I make a ton at least once a year. It’s so much fun! :)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I don’t know if I’d say I love to make scones, but I definitely love eating them. :) And they were much easier to make than I thought they would be!

  2. says

    Everything you ate looks fantastic. Scones are on my “to-do” list too. I love them but I’m not much of a baker and my husband thinks all scones are dry. Even ones that are perfect. We’ll see if I ever get to them.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      This recipe isn’t dry at all–I don’t like dry scones either. Like you, I’m more of a cook than a baker, so if I can make them, they are definitely doable for anyone!

  3. says

    All right, there’s nothing on this page that I would not love to eat. Except maybe the scones, but that’s because I’m lacking a sweet tooth and have a strong preference to salty foods :) The ginger sesame flavor is always a favorite!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Thank you! If you do get around to making scones, the recipe I linked is a great one. It’s vegan and it’s really easy. Because I was afraid of making scones too! :)

  4. says

    All of these looks so delicious! I’ve never made scones before either, but I’ve always just assumed without a load of butter itll never be good. These ones look so healthy and light tho!

  5. says

    I have never made scones either; but, I think they are my most favorite pastry. I really should give them a go. Yours certainly look delicious! I’ve got my eye on that kale galette. Oh my, that looks soooooo good to me right now. Your peppers look fantastic too! I’m so happy that you gave them a try and made the recipe your own. I’ve got them on my list to make again.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Thank you! And yes, I enjoyed the long weekend, but now I’m regretting taking that time off from blogging because I am so behind right now!

  6. says

    You know, I don’t think I’ve ever cooked with tempeh. I’m a horrible vegetarian. :( I guess I can use my blog as a reason to try it though! (I LOVE the taste.)

    I love, love, LOVE wild mushrooms and kale… did the prepared pie crust live up to homemade at all? I’m not a fan of store bought pies so I never expect to like the store bought crust. (SNOB ALERT!)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      OMG, you should! I think tempeh is actually easier to work with than tofu. You can crumble it up and use it as a ground beef sub too.

      I don’t remember the brand of pie crust that I used, but I got it at Whole Foods. I think the ones that are pre-baked are pretty bad, but the ones where you bake the crust yourself tend to be a lot better. And they’re a HUGE time-saver.

  7. says

    I’m so glad you liked the scones! I’ve always felt that scones didn’t photograph nicely, but you did a great job making them look pretty!

    That galette looks delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything like it before.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I always have trouble with baked goods! And sandwiches. Pizza too. I don’t know what it is about those things.

      I froze some of the scones and had them for breakfast last week and then I got really bummed when I ate the last one. Gonna have to make them again soon!

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