September 13th, 2004

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this is an odd question, but i'm doing a big grocery shop this afternoon and need some ideas.

could everyone list the essentials for the kitchen to make yummy vegan food? i want to stock up my kitchen but i do not even know where to begin.

pizza throne

blueberry dump

i thought i should share the most amazing and easy dessert my roomate just made for everyone.

place can of blueberry pie filling in casserole dish (i think any fruit pie filling can work here)
pour contents of duncan hines white cake mix (or any other brand. generic store brands tend to be vegan as well) on top
slice one stick of vegan margarine over cake mix and blueberries
bake at 450 for 15 minutes-ish

it looks bad because there is lots of white powder everywhere...but it is AMAZING. i promise.

Colby Cheeze (from The Uncheese Cookbook)

i made this today and it turned out really good.

"Cheese made from cashews? You gotta see it (and taste it) to believe it! Makes fantastic grilled "cheese" sandwiches and nachos and can be grated into soups and sauces for a "fooled-you" cheese flavor"

1 1/2 cups water
5 tbsp. agar flakes
1/2 cup pimento pieces, drained
1/2 cup raw cashew pieces
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
3 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. tahini (optional)
2 tsp. onion granules
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic granules
1/8 tsp ground dill seed (optional)
1/8 tsp. mustard powder

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food allergies

hey so i'm having this little problem and was hoping yall might have some interesting takes on it.
i just got allergy tested and it turns out i have a long standing allergies to milk products and to the nightshade family (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers hot and bell, eggplant.....sweet potatos are, thank all that's sacred, not a member of this family) and because i was eating this stuff in copious amounts for years i have developed secondary allergies to the allium family (garlic, onions, leeks etc.) and to whatever family parsley, dill, cilantro, carrots, parsnips & celery belong to.
just typing that i'm allergic to garlic makes me tear up.
if i can stay completely off anything that i'm allergic to for around six months to a year my secondary allergies may go away.

but in the meantime what the heck can i eat that will actually taste good? there are a lot of main ingredients i can still eat, but the happy mix of flavahs is gone. except ginger.
having everything seasoned with soy sauce and ginger or balsamic vinegar is ok, but gets absolutely boring after a while.
one of the good things is that i'm learning to appreciate minimalist cooking, but still, help me you super genius cooks out there!
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