Friday, June 19, 2009
Wee! So - I'm here drinking my mint & mushroom tea with large slices of ginger dropped into it because I was a little too brave this afternoon and added some (a lot of) questionable sauerkraut to my hummous wrap. It was worth it at the time... but now I need the tea. Yeah, white stuff in a sauerkraut jar is no good...
Anyway. More old pictures (I swear I'm getting through them, I do!) I made crepes! I made buckwheat versions of Veganomicon crepes, and stuffed them full of Columbian red beans with plantain (from Terry's Vegan Latina), some broccoli too, and an avocado-corn-cream sauce that is essentially this recipe that I'd had mentally bookmarked since I went vegan in high school. Seriously that long ago. (*oouuuuuurrrrrgh.... waveof nauseau happening......RIGHT NOWurg*) XPPP
cough. ok better.
Anyway. avocado cream sauce! I ate in on pasta first, but it's way more economical to show it here, even if it does look a little like ralf. tee hee. I swear it was tasty.
Speaking of which, I made a tiny sweet potato cashew cream pie with a lone spud, because it's just been so damned cold it seems not very weird to make food like this. Plus, it has a pumpkin seed crust a la Extraveganza, which in my weird mind makes it kinda summery. And when you pop it in the freezer and eat slices of it cold like spiced ice cream...... *drooooolz*. Also gives me a chance to use the tiniest fork ever imaginable that I picked up at a garage sale for specific things just like this. Fairy pie technique!
From now on I make my own thai green curry paste. Has anyone tried the yellow variety? I almost did but then I chickened out and returned it for a jar of the classic green, and while it resulted in a slurpily good skillet of hyper-spice, well... I'm still curious about the other variety. Maybe next time I'll get the yellow (which boasts coriander and white pepper, yum) and just grind up lots of green chiles into it myself. I ended up throwing like, 3-4 extra thai peppers into this one anyway, cause I kind of like my thai curries to practically send off sparks into the atmosphere. Anything less and why bother, I say!
Speaking of skillets -- I made the Vcon leek & bean cassoulet finally. That's how cold it's been around here! It's mid-June and I'm still checking my bag for extra gloves, just in case... ack. So on a particularly blustery and charcoal-grey day I decided snap it I'm just gonna make a big old comforting stew and I am SOOOOO glad I did. It was the perfect antidote to my standard rut of cooking with loads of citrus & spice --- the cassoulet is all.... comfy like a big herbal pillow. And far too easy to pleasantly spoon down while cuddled up in a blanket reading school work things. Very very nice...
(oh, and peas/leeks/white beans were replaced with corn/extra onion/black&red beans to good effect)
Enough for now? Probably... there's red velvet, kittee muffins, cold soba, successful souvlaki rice to come, though. *phew*
Oh, what the heck, one more -- I made Scotter Muffins, yay! I don't remember what variety at all, probably apple and banana and cinnamon swirl. Gosh, I love muffins, don't you? They're so balanced, like the medium spectrum between the best of all baked goods. Or maybe I'm just a fan. ^_^b