Monday, January 7, 2008

Home economics?

This, my friends, is a $2 yellow pepper. I didn't plan it like that - I was just doing my usual fridge restocking after getting home (lazy stuff, baba ganouj, pita, carrots, etc) when I saw it looking all taut and beautiful next to some green ones on sale. I figured, "hey, why not?", but they tricked me with their misleading sale arrangements - it was so expensive! Not that I wasn't going to appreciate it...

And in light of a grocery faux pas, I made another one! I pass this at the dollar store ALL the TIME and it's always tempted me with it's non-food prepackaged glory (yes, it's vegan!). So I finally bought it for some reason, for $1.

First result, an absolute scrumpfest of a roasted veggie sandwich - eggplant, red onion, baba ganouj, garlic, lemon, regular roasted onion and loads of kalamata olives - sooooo goood. And the yellow pepper was 100% the star here, and I had enough for 2 sammies and a half-pepper left over besides! Lovely.

Result #2: After 3 minutes in the microwave and some ingenious plastic draining action, I had myself a little tray of insta-food. I wish I could say it sucked, guys, I really do. But oh my god, I never eat food like this cause it's completely nutritionally awful, but this was some tasty MSG-ed tvp. Generously spicy, the noodles were chewy, the oil/flavour packet combo was zesty in a kind of Doritos way. Anyway... I probably won't buy this again. But that's only because I could feel my body going "nooooo!" while my tastebuds went "yesssss!!!", and that's not a good habit to get into.

Oh, and I found a video that pretty neatly explains all the hard work involved in making this noodle-crack ----


6 comments:

Cakespy said...

Damn that looks like a fine sandwich. Great use of the pepper. I want the entire plate with side salad!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Whoa that sandwich looks tasty. I love yellow peppers, they're my fave, even though they are a bit pricey compared to their red and green cousins.
Sometimes I do the same thing with pre-packaged foods.... every once in awhile won't kill you!

Rage And Love said...

That roasted veggie sandwich looks absolutely stellar (it's making me hungry right now!). I totally feel you with the whole bell peper scenario. I'm the same exact way...and that is why I'm broke half the time.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Ugh, I always am getting tricked on those cryptic signs in the produce section :o/

On the bright side, the sandwich looks super-yummy.

Ashasarala said...

Sometimes ya just get cravings for the most dangerous things. I used to love noodles from a box! Don't tempt me with these dangers! Not again! ;)

But in healthier news, are yellow peppers the shizzle? That sandwich looks delicious AND good for you!

devilandmouse said...

Haha! "kin dee" translated phonetically from thai means "Eat good!" :)