Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tempeh with Peanut Sauce and a Luscious Dessert

Yesterday was our anniversary and though we wanted to have something nice for dinner, we didn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen either. So we settled on the Tempeh with Coconut-Peanut Sauce from Quick Fix Vegetarian. The tempeh was good but the highlight of the meal was dessert. I think I might've been in high school the last time I had a banana split, but it all came together last night. We've found some coupons on-line recently for the various dairy free ice cream products from Turtle Mountain and we've also gotten hooked on the Sharon's coconut sorbet that we find at Trader Joe's. Earlier this spring we picked strawberries and Darlene tried her hand at making jam. It didn't set very well but now we call it strawberry sauce and it's awesome on pancakes and waffles, and - my new favorite dessert - on chocolate So Delicious. She's also been making a wonderful homemade caramel sauce recently, mostly following a recipe in Sinfully Vegan but using brown rice syrup.

So with all these ingredients on hand it was time for banana splits. We made them with chocolate and raspberry So Delicious, coconut sorbet, strawberry sauce, caramel sauce and chopped peanuts. They weren't exactly traditional (nor did we have a traditional oblong bowl), but they sure were good.


curmudgeon said...

That split looks classic. I'm a sharon's coconut sorbet addict as well; I bet it contrasted nicely with the ice cream. Happy anniversary!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

yum! I want a banana split now.
Happy Anniversary!

Courtney said...

Happy Anniversary! Your meal looks fantastic--I hope you had a great day!


VeggieGirl said...

sounds (and looks) like a scrumptious meal you've got there! have a very happy anniversary :0)