I finally did it. A lot of vegan bloggers talked about it. And a few of them even went so far in telling that they were the true and only last one to make these famous sausages. But, they were all lying, because I am in fact the last one in the vegan blogging world to make Julie Hasson’s Spicy italian sausages.
The other day, teenage girl wasn’t home for dinner. Finally I could make the much heard-read-and-talked about recipe from ‘Veganomicon’: PENNE VODKA. Unfortunately when I started cooking, only then I realised I didn’t had any penne in the house. So, I made MACARONI VODKA instead.
Yes, this is Veganmofo no. 10. It means I’m halfway of the total amount of posts I’m supposed to do. If some of you people thought I was getting sloppy these last days by showing only a picture of some french fries. Well you were wrong, I wasn’t. I was only saving some pictures up so I could post an ode to our veganmofo mistress herself.
From: Vegan with a vengeance
Based on a recipe from ‘Veganomicon’
What’s the biggest challenge as a Belgian mother in trying to feed your teenage kid in a happy but healty way?
Two words: french fries (which should be called Belgian fries). We live in the country where you can buy them at a ‘frituur’ at almost every corner. Whe have one 100 m from our house. And in a circle of 1 km around our house, I think there are at least five more. Most of them use fresh potatoes. But I have no idea which grease they use.
Most Belgian households go at least once a week to a frituur. And most teenagers can eat french fries every day. So, it was time for me, to take the big challenge and make my own french fries. But without a deepfrying pan. I don’t have one, and I’m not planning in buying one. Fortunately what I do have is a VEGANOMICON, with it’s recipe for french baked potatoes.
And when you take the challenge, why not going for the really big one. Let’s pretend we’re going for a real fast food diner. Yes, make a burger with it, put it between a bun, and there you go.
Teenage girl hase never been happier with a meal. Especially the french fries. For the tofu-burger I made the recipe for chickpea-cutlets from Veganomicon, but replaced the chickpeas for some tofu. Like this the burger was a little bit more chewier, so next time I try to make them flatter.
The other day I was going through some cookbooks, because I wanted to make a tomato-quiche. And somehowe, I ended making this:
The ‘Panisses’ recipe is really great. I took it from a dutch vegetarian cookbook called ‘Mijn keuken van de zon’ from Virginie Besançon. It’s kinda a fancy one with more pictures than recipes. Still, a beautiful book with some good recipes in it. I don’t know if I can give the recipe here. Copyright? But it has something to do with chickpea-flour, vegetable broth, cooking, fridge and baking in a pan.
The idea for the stuffed tomato (and zucchini, because I had more stuffing than tomatoes, and found a zucchini in the fridge) comes from ‘Vegetarisch genieten’. Another dutch one. And again I can’t give the recipe. But for this one I made my own version because the originial recipe asks for things like: breadcrumbs, black olives, 1 garlic clove, capers, provencal herbs and a cheese like gruyere. Of course I didn’t use the last one but replaced it with ‘Almesan‘ from Veganomicon.
The first one is from ‘La dolce vegan’, and it was almost perfect, because I switched the green beans for some green peas. Or maybe by doing this it became perfectly-perfect!?!
I still had to share a few dishes I prepared this week.
Chickpea-cutlets, green beans with some leftover from the tofu-ricotta & cashew-pimiento-’cheese’-sauce, coucous with raisins topped with (again) cashew-pimiento-’cheese’-sauce
‘Kinda’ hot-sauce grilled tempeh, baked potatoes and some sauted vegetables.
The reason why it’s called a ‘kinda’ is this: you should always read your recipes in advance. So when a recipe suddenly calls for a half a cup of hot sauce, you’ll not being puzzled anymore by this very important and dish-treatening question: “what do they actually mean with a hot sauce?” Can somebody help me out here? For now I added some sweet&chilli hot sauce, but surely not half a cup. And I used the marinate with the vegetables too.
You find the recipe in ‘Veganomicon’.