||[Aug. 3rd, 2007|10:13 pm]
|[||Tags|||||bell pepper, cheez sauce, garlic, ginger, green chana, hummus, miso, mushrooms, purple hull peas, rice, spinach, tahini, vegan, yellow cherry tomatoes||]|
|||||Vegan Freak Radio episode 77||]|
So I know it's been a long time. My Hello Kitty camera refuses to take pictures and so I couldn't do anything until recently when I got a new camera phone. I discovered that this phone will send pictures to my email, which thrills me to no end because now I can get back to my precious food pr0n! Of course, I now live across the street from where I live, so I don't really pack a lunch much anymore. However, I will be moving to another city at the end of January and will once again be packing my lunch. I will also be getting more bento containers because I lurves them and they's pretty.
So enough of the rambling, I want to brag about my food! I should have shown off my lunch today, but I didn't take pics. Bad me! I had ravioli stuffed with spaghetti squash, mushrooms, diced onion, and some kind of spinach-esque green leaf. I added a dash of miso to make it a little more creamy inside the whole wheat ravioli. It wasn't easy to get the dough thin enough without a rolling pin.
So this is a piece of beauty here.So this is stuffed peppers. I'm not sure what all is in the stuffing because I made it days ago and just threw things in. I know there's rice and fresh purple hull peas. That was what I started with. I think there's some tahini and miso with a quick splash of olive oil. Then I diced up some garlic, ginger, and onion. I put it in a baggie and threw it in the fridge earlier this week. So I took it out after sauteeing some spinach, mushrooms, tvp, and yellow cherry tomatoes and mixed it all together. I had a red bell pepper, an orangey-red one, and a purple one. Stuffed them all and put them in a bowl. Put the whole thing in at 350 and got all excited in anticipation. When it came time to take it out, I let it cool while making the cheez sauce recipe.
And here it is on a plate! What you see next to it is some hummus made with green chana (chickpeas) and some khakhara, which is an Indian wafer-style bread. It's very thin and flaky and went surprisingly well with this hearty and chunky hummus. I usually put lemon juice in my hummus, but since it was green, I added the juice of half a fresh lime.
I'm having such a great time with fresh veggies. I'm absolutely in love with the Farmer's Market. Support your local farmers, folks! They work hard and their food is usually cheaper than you'll find in any corporate store. Not to mention that money stays within the local economy, feeding the farmer's family and not lining some faceless stockholder's pocket.
The next blog will be behind a cut. This one wasn't because I just wanted to announce that I was back for anyone who might be paying attention.
Let's hear it for food pr0n!