Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Veganomicon: Ultimate cook book/I make and eat a salad


But it's true. Thanks to Veganomicon I now have two salad recipes that don't make my stomach and mind quake with fear. No rabbit food here. This particular salad involves lovely marinated and roasted portabellos and diced chunks of fatty and yummy avocado. That will have known salad haters and nose-sticker-uppers (read: yours truly) digging in with both forks, because real vegans double fist it. Again this is mostly a food porn post, but real posting to return any day now!

For those of you with the cookbook the only changes I made was the addition of mixed greens, spinach, extra dressing and sauted onions.

More photos from a kitchenless cook

Despite my lack of kitchen, I have still been eating and photographing but with my new job and early, early hours blogging has taken a back seat (I apologize). So to hold you foodies over, here is another set of eats from our kitchenless home.

One of the absolute easiest and go to meals this past month has been roasted potatoes and packaged vegan meats. Sad but true. Roasted veggies (primarily potatoes) are easy and simple to prepare, very basic/minimal chopping and then tossed with spice mixes and oil you can toss it onto a baking tray and slide it into the oven and forget it. You can even reuse the same baking sheet for the next few batches (not optimal for sanitation, but with no sink for dishes I was comfortable with letting this slide). I just threw the vegan bacon onto the baking tray once the potatoes where soft.
Another dish that brings shame to the supposed health of a vegan diet but is right at home on this blog. Mashed potatoes topped with fried yves veggie dog slices and onions. Fluffy, crispy, greasy and fatty. Excellent. Look at how it shines (... ok, now I feel a little like paula dean).
And another quick shot of the bechemel sauce from last post, I just enjoy the kitchen carnage hidden in the back.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Quick and Easy meals

My kitchen is currently non-existent so apologies for the lack of posting. Here is an easy Bechamel sauce from the ppk website served on WW macaroni and steamed broccoli.

When water is boiling place basket with broccoli over water, once boiling move broccoli add pasta and return broccoli to steam.

Meanwhile make this quick and easy sauce. I adjusted the seasoning with extra salt, garlic power, onion powder and paprika with nutmeg like the french do.

Very rewarding and filling.