Saturday, January 12, 2008

Salad Improv & the Ubiquitous Stir-Fry

I'm experimenting with a bigger font size, because I agree with you guys - I found my blog hard to read, too!

My first attempt at vegan pizza (actually from a week or so ago, but I forgot to post about it). 2/3 of it was italian-styled, with garlic marinara, Tofurkey sausage, caramelized onions, sundried tomatoes, roasted red pepper, eggplant and herbs; the other 1/3 was mexican, with homemade salsa, onions, more sausage, jalapeno, cubanelle pepper and hot sauce. Oh, and a half recipe of Bryanna's Melty Pizza Cheese courtesy of Kittee's pizza page that I wish wish wish I hadn't halved because of how severely delicious it was. What's particularly amazing about this is that it was made on New Year's Day with hardly any veggie in the fridge and no grocery stores open, and yet it was still veggieful and fantastic!

Back home, yesterday's breakfast (ha ha). I think I'm starting to get good at this stir fry business, which is one of those skills I would call "invaluable". Note the Yellow Pepper of Greatness making it's last yummy appearance.

And cause I'm really not a rice person but for some reason I make some for the stir fry, I had a bunch left over and I made my favourite rice vehicle ever - salad! I'm gonna post the fake recipe because I also consider this one of those invaluable kitchen throw-together methods...

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Meal-In-A-Bowl

2 cups of cooked grains (rice, millet, quinoa, etc)
2 cups crunchy vegetables, diced small
any leftover legumes you have around
1/4 - 1/3 cup of leftover salad dressing (in this case, Cumin-Cinnamon Vinaigrette)
salt and pepper

1. Mix, let it sit for at least an hour (many hours would be better), eat with chopsticks because everything tastes better with chopsticks. :D
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In other news, I tossed the compost in the rubbish because there really wasn't a responsible place to put it, but I'm going to research into worm composting and see if I can't get one set up. It WAS kind of interesting to confirm my suspicions that a full half of the garbage I put out is food waste. Makes me feel a little better (sort of) about my footprint, even if it's still going to a landfill for the time being...

4 comments:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

What a great idea to have a stir-fry for breakfast! Why have I never thought of that?!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Your pizza looks fantastic! Sometimes you can scrounge up more veggies than you think!

Oh, and the font is much easier to read. My aging eyes thank you.

Ashasarala said...

The pizza looks drool-worthy.

What is Pizza Melty Cheese? I've been trying to get my Gourmet Vegan cheese to melt and it just won't work!

Liz² said...

it's the sauce from kittee's pizza page - http://www.pakupaku.info/pizza.shtml , and it's really just a nooch sauce (and a simple one at that), but I liked it a lot. It kinda... didn't melt really, but it sank into the crust and tasted nice and pizza-like.