Semicircular Vegan

Semi-ghetti pie by ijustdiedinside
June 29, 2008, 8:58 pm
Filed under: leftover makeovers

Leftover Makeover! Although, I didn’t do too much to make this over. I made some spaghetti with a cashew cream sauce and sauteed mushrooms earlier in the week and it was really good, but I made way too much and I’m not that into reheated pasta so I thought it might be nice to heat some up in the GT Xpress and get a crispy top like spaghetti pie I saw Giada make once on food network.

This totally worked, although I had a slight mishap. I put it in one of the wells without any oil and it stuck like crazy! so I scraped it up and put it into the other well, which I had sprayed with EVOO.

I loved the crispy parts so much! Crispy spaghetti might be my new favorite comfort food.


Peach Monkey Bread Semicircles by ijustdiedinside
June 19, 2008, 3:57 am
Filed under: Baked goods, Breakfast, brunch

Not a very cute name for this one, but omg this was SO good! I’ve been wanting to make Monkey Bread for a while now, and I figured it would be perfect for the GT. Monkey Bread is basically just some dough balls stuck together and baked into a loaf, so that it pulls apart really easy. I think the balls are usually covered in cinnamon and sugar, so you have a gooey cinnamon roll type bread.

For this recipe I used this Big Daddy Biscuit recipe subbing soy milk. They are really good and light and fluffy. I also had some nice peaches, so i diced up one of those and mixed it into the dough. Then I made the dough into balls and rolled each ball in a brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. I put 3 balls in each well of the GT Xpress and let it cook for about 10 minutes. The result was this super yummy, sweet, but not overly sweet breakfast. I really loved this and it was a perfect way to get a baked treat for breakfast on a hot day without turning on the oven.

Semi-stada Bowls by ijustdiedinside
June 13, 2008, 4:32 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

I think Cathy Mitchell would be proud of this one.  This tostada bowl could only be made in the GT Xpress.  It’s got a layer of refried beans, a layer of fake meat crumbles and a layer of cheezy sauce mixed with salsa.  Really, all I had to do was set it and forget it!   It tasted pretty good too and the xpress made the corn tortilla nice and crispy without being fried. 

Here they are cooking.  Another nice thing about the GT Xpress is that it doesn’t generate as much heat as the stove or the oven does in these hot summer months.


I ate them with some salsa on top and and some arugula salad on the side.