Sunday, November 15, 2009

In And Out Eats!

I cooked a few yummy dishes and ate out a couple of times last week. I actually photographed too many pictures of my food and I got confused which one I wanted to share. Have you ever got confused with your photos? If not, I would love to ask for your kind advice... please, please, please!!!

Baked Acorn Squash with Apples, Cranberries and Walnuts


Inspired by Baked Acorn Squash filled with Apples and Walnuts from Vegan Epicurean Blog and Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple from The Ordinary Vegetarian Blog . This was the first time I've ever attempted to try cooking "A Fancy Meal". My usual home cooking meals are just some stir-fried with rice or pasta with store-bought sauce or easy sushi rolls. Reading so many amazing food blogs since the New Year has improved my taste of cooking a lot, hasn't it??? Hahaha!!!



I followed the method of cooking from
Vegan Epicurean and added dried cranberries and brown sugar just like The Ordinary Vegetarian did. Please visit these two fantastic blogs for the recipes and let me know which version you like or what you come up with. I would love to hear from you:)

Pad Thai Noodle
We ordered take-out from our usual Thai Restaurant last Sunday night. I had Vegan Pad Thai Noodle with Fried Tofu. It was the first time I've tried Pad Thai noodle with no eggs and no fish sauce. The noodles were a little bit too dry for me but it was pretty tasty. I'm still not sure which way I like better, I think I like them both:)

Dine-Out at Veggie Grill
I finally went to The Veggie Grill in El Segundo with my dear cousin Kmouse to celebrate her birthday last Wednesday night. I had Chipotle BBQ Sandwich (above photo), it comes with shredded veggie-steak, marinated in tangy BBQ sauce, with chipotle ranch, caramelized onion, lettuce and tomato, Mmmm.... Mmmm.... absolutely delicious = highly recommended by me and Kmouse.
Kmouse had the above Chop-Chop Chef Salad which has chopped romaine, tempeh, veggie-steak, chillin' chickin, green onion, roasted corn salsa with a chipotle ranch dressing. I didn't get to try it but Kmouse said it was so nutty and yummy! Oh, and we also ordered Sweetheart Fries (Scrumptious sweet potato fries, seasoned and served with chipotle ranch) and Chocolate Pudding to share, YUM!!!


Before saying goodbye, I would like to spread the news of "The 50th Post Giveaway" at the lovely
Roses r Red Blog. The deadline is November 29th so you have plenty of time to enter to win. Good Luck, Everyone!!!

27 comments:

  1. Oraphan,

    Your stuffed squash looks great! I love your addition of cranberries.

    I may have to try to come up a vegan pad thai that isn't dry now given your post. If I come up with something similar to the original I will definitely let you know.

    I hope you have a great week,
    Alicia

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  2. I was hungry when I started reading, and now I'm starving! Everything looks so good - the squash, the take-out and the restaurant food. I like seeing lots of food photos - it inspires me to cook different things.

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  3. The stuffed acorn squash look amazing!!!! Perfect for the holidays. And it was so much fun to spend time with you last Wed. I really needed the time out. I hope we can do it again every now and then.

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  4. quiet an interesting dish,never heard about it...must try it once..looks delicious..

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  5. Looks like your squash turned out great! I love the addition of walnuts. Thanks for the sweet shout out! :)

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  6. oooh!!! thats an interestingly new recipe to me...
    sounds gr8 and looks sooo yummy!!!!

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  7. The Veggie Grill food looks SO yummy! I wish I could have the burger for dinner tonight :)
    Im impressed by your filled squash, it does look very fancy!
    Thankyou muchly for including my giveaway in your post, dont forget to leave another comment on my giveaway post saying you did so for an extra entry (i know its silly, its just so your 2nd entry has a number to it if you know what i mean...).

    Rose :)

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  8. Oooh that baked stuffed squash is calling my name! I love everything you chose to stuff it with, seriously brilliant flavor combinations and what a great dish for Fall! Thanks!

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  9. Dear Oraphan, thats very interesting indeed...baked squash topped with all delectable fruits and nuts...makes me pretty hungry. Truly delicious.

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  10. oh my, that squash looks absolutely amazing! Wonderful combo!

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  11. oh yum, fabulous ingredients!!! Very interesting and those squash looks awesome and love the idea of using walnut with it...sounds great!Thanks for sharing.

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  12. That squash looks amazing!!!

    I just started liking Pad Thai! Now I get mean cravings for it! :)

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  13. The squash looks so good, loved the rest of the veggie treats too. Believe me you are not alone in getting cnfused, count me in too.

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  14. Looks great! I love baked acorn squash. And great choice from the Thai restaurant, you can never go wrong with pad thai!

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  15. Your squash looks just lovely!!

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  16. Acorn squash makes everything look so elegant! How did your family like it? Sometimes I eat the filling, but can't finish all the squash so I save it for a snack. Yours looks fantastic!

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  17. Your squash looks lovely. Awesome clicks.New comer here.Do drop by
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  18. Your first attempt at fancy cooking looks yummy. Good job. By the way, I just discovered your site - very nice.

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  19. OMG all these platters making me so hungry...stuffed squash sounds interesting :-)

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  20. Thanks for checking my blog out, Oraphan, and for your comments. I can't seem to figure out how to follow a blog, but I've made yours a link in my list. Have a great week!

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  21. It doesn't really matter what you stuff into a squash- Just the whole premise of a stuffed squash is automatically delicious! Totally loving it. :)

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  22. Yum! Both of those stuffed squashes look extremely delicious. You did a great job!

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  23. The stuffed squash looks delicious! Great job!

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  24. WOW, another great idea for stuffing squashes,
    I love to look at pictures & imagine if I could
    have a bite in my mouth right now..it must have
    tasted so good!! Also food from The Veggie Grill
    look yummy to me, thanks for sharing!!

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  25. Lov pad thai noodles..looks yummmm

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  26. the stuffed squash looks great! i love all those ingredients.

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  27. Yay for vegan Pad Thai Noodles! XD Your squash looks soo grand and delicious. And the food at that Veggie Grill looks good too! =)

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