November 27th, 2004


post-thanksgiving review

im not a big fan of thanksgivng, but excluding personal bitterness about celebrating genocide i do love large amounts of vegan food!

Do to the posts over the week(s) leading up to thanksgiving, i know a large number of you tried a large number of new recipes.

Sooooo, fess up! What is the favorite new recipe you tried? Yes, favorite, as in ONE. pick the ONE recipe you liked the MOST and share it!

ps: not related, but funny aside--my family deep fried the turkey this year. yes, as in submerged the entire thing in a deep fryer. i now understand why people make fun of americans for deep frying *everything*
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Nana's Pesto Rolls

My grandma made these as an appetizer for our family's Thanksgiving. They were a-maaaaazing.


one container of your favorite pesto (my grandma makes her own, but yours can be store-bought)
one frozen puff pastry dough (make sure there's no butter in it--a bunch of them are vegan)
vegan margarine

Defrost the puff pastry dough in advance (this may take awhile). Grease two cookie sheets and set them aside (or, if you have a cat who eats off the kitchen table like me, save this step for later!). Preheat oven to 350. Using a roller or similar instrument, roll out the dough until it's very thin--around 1/16th of an inch. You want a rectangular shape--this is important. The length doesn't matter but the width (the shorter side) should be around 6 inches. Approximation is fine. Spread a thick layer of pesto over the entire sheet of dough. Then (this is the tricky part) roll the rectangle up (the short way, otherwise they'll be impossibly fat) into a roll. It should look something like a spiral of dough and pesto on either end when you finish.

Now cut the roll up into 1-inch sections and place them, circular/spiral side down, on the greased cookie sheets, with a good 1 1/2 inches between each roll. Place in the oven and bake until just barely golden. They'll be tender and delicious!