Sunday, October 5, 2008

getting my inspiration back

I've decided this winter will be an indian-styled winter. South indian, spicy and warming, full of root veg... it's actually getting my passion for cooking back. Pomme made a great sambar last night and I made the apricot rice from Vegan Fire & Spice, neither authentic, but I started to actually ramble about food again, dreaming of dals and spice blends and techniques again... this is good. :)

And my first recipe from More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts was the caramel popcorn, which is essentially cracker jacks and toasty-crisp-sweet-YUM. I might use peanuts instead next time instead of sunflower seeds, but hey, it's so easy and good I'll probably be whipping up a batch for thanksgiving nibbles next week.

Yeah... can you believe that we're hosting thanksgiving for both our families in our TINY apartment? MINISCULE apartment. 15 people? We'll see how this madness goes... my mother is already lamenting the lack of turkey (she won't after we're through, though!).


.............. 15 people. X_x

19 comments:

Cyn said...

Yum, Indian food! I can't wait to see what you come up with.

VeggieGirl said...

You're a cooking inspiration for me, so I'm glad that you're getting your inspiration back!! :0)

Have fun hosting Thanksgiving!!

tofufreak said...

yum! indian food sounds great :D

i just bought the more great good dairy-free desserts book, and i think this might be the first thing i try!

have fun hosting thanksgiving! don't forget to post everything! hehe

Jes said...

Good luck with the Thanksgiving! I hosted my family last year, but luckily I had a big space.

And yes, Indian food is so the way to go. I heartily approve!

shellyfish said...

Everything looks so delicious! I love making Vegan Thanksgiving for Omnis - I usually have the same friends, but sometimes when there are new peeps over I try not to tell them everything is vegan, not to hide it, but to not make a big deal of it. They usually love it (granted here in France it's not a holiday that exists, so they don't really realize that there's a dead turkey missing!)

...barbara... said...

i think it is awesome you are hosting thanksgiving...
i really want to but since i am not home until x-mas time i will try to convince my family to let me make a purely vegan x-mas dinner for them....
good luck with it all and i look forward to your post about it....

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

Can't wait to see what inspiration brings!

aTxVegn said...

Your Thanksgiving dinner will be spectacular, I'm sure. Have fun!

seitanismymotor said...

Your thanksgiving will be a total hit! Will it be Indian styled too?

T said...

Yeah, that'll be intense... but you can do it! And root veggies just scream winter to me. With some warming Indian spices, your apartment is going to be the place to be!

evestirs said...

that popcorn looks sweet!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Yum! Cracker Jacks! Looking good!

Vegyogini said...

Wow...vegan Thanksgiving at your house?! Yum, count me in! ;)

jenny said...

My google reader recommended your blog - it looks awesome!!

VeganCowGirl said...

mmmm a vegan indian winter. Sounds yummy scrummy.

Carmel Popcorn......insanely good idea. Enjoy that cookbook!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

15 people for dinner? I would freak out for sure...
Indian spicy food for a cold winter, great idea!

Bethany said...

It looks great. Yummy indian food and tasty popcorn. I am a popcorn fiend even though I hate the kernels getting in my teeth ;-).

Joanna said...

that caramel popcorn looks soo damn good. i haven't had that stuff in forever. i always make my corn on the grill just because it tastes like caramel corn.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Mmm, South Indian inspired food! I could eat root veggies all the time, but my husband isn't a huge fan.