Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Grains and Grains

I would like to apologize for my lack of post. I haven't been doing much cooking because typically by dinner time, Dave and I are beat. We'll usually either just skip dinner or eat the vegan equivalent of a Shake 'n Bake dinner, i.e. some breast of tofu with a random vegetable. The other day I managed to get to the store and spend nearly $100 on fargin' food. (It would have cost more, but my mother's a saint and donated $50.) I bought tons of fresh fruits and vegetables and plan to cook something up tonight. But, until then settle for these cooking endeavors:

South Western Stir Fry

This meal was like, "Hey, what do we have that's about to expire? Oh, we actually have a red bell pepper, too?" I guess this technically constitutes as a stir fry seeing as how it was served over brown rice. It consisted of tofu, potatoes, chickpeas, black beans, corn, and of course the red bell pepper. So much protein. I threw a bit of tomato paste in there to make it creamy and stick.

Simple Sassy Soda Bread

Dave and I have decided that we're going to start making our own bread from now on. We haven't purchased bread in nearly a month. I used the recipe for this in one of Kramer's books, either How It All Vegan or La Vegan Dolce. Too lazy to skim through recipes to find it again. But, this was really awesome. I subbed a cup of all purpose flour for wheat, which no doubt contributed to its texture. I have a really bad habit of doing that, deviating and such. But what the hell, right? If something is just as sweet with 1/4 cup less sugar, then why not? Take it out. Your semi health conscious, right? You're not fargin' Paula Dean, or something.


  1. paula. deen. you just reminded me of a post i was supposed to post and then forgot about in the craziness that has been this week.

  2. I misspelled her name. I shamed Miss Deen.