ok yum. i haven't made this in a long time and i forgot how good it is.
put some good olive oil in a saute pan, a couple tablespoons, and heat it up. when it's hot, add a can of chickpeas (a minute or two, not long) and a sprig-or-two worth of fresh oregano. once that is hot and smelling good (once again, a minute or two, not longer), add half a can of artichoke hearts barely chopped (the kind that come in just water and a little vinegar, not the pre-seasoned kind. i get mine at Trader Joe's). stir that around for a sec and then add a splash of balsamic vinegar. just a splash. once the liqids are more or less sucked up, turn off the heat. sea salt and pepper to taste.
A good friend of mine, despite being an omnivore, is a marvellously creative cook of vegan foods. She delights in making foods I will enjoy, and this is one of her most delightful, and deceptively simple, creations:
so in honer of washington's b-day my mother got some dried cherries, so i was wondering (other than just eating them out of the bag, (or putting them in trail mix) what can i make with them? the only things i've come up with are trying to reconstitute them and make pie or putting them in some sort of saled, does anyone have ideas/ recepies? (i've looked through the memories, and havn't found anything) thanks!
so i got my wisdom teeth out today and i've been eating tons of applesauce and soy delicious and i had some ginger ale. but, well, i crave something a bit more substancial. i've been looking through the soup recipes here and i think i found a couple creamy potato ones that might be good, but i'm not sure. i still can't feel my bottom jaw. or lip. haha eating is fun.
so I wasnt especially inspired by the memories section. so I think I'll just ask for suggestions.
I have the following things-
artichoke hearts (that I need to use!) broccoli frozen spinach half of an eggplant (that I also need to use!) boca burgers rice pasta marinara sauce cans of asian style gluten/seitan garlic onions potatoes cans of refried beans, black beans, and garbanzo beans (as well as the dry versions) 2 blocks of firm tofu, one frozen, one not
and probably some other basic stuff. (but Ive only got vanilla soy milk right now though)
in other news, I made myself some delicious breakfast this morning
I cooked up some brown glutenous rice and while that was cooking I sliced up a banana and fried it up and put some brown sugar over it, when it was sufficiently yummy looking, I threw in some vanilla soy milk and some more brown sugar then threw in a handfull of dry oats and stirred it around and they soaked up and cooked in the soy milk. then I tossed in some more soy milk and threw in a few biiig spoonfulls of the rice and cooked a little bit more and then it was done.
it was not especially *pretty*
but it was SO good. I liked the interactions of the textures.
Okay, so in the middle of a very intense falafel craving, I bought some falafel mix and a big jar of tahini (the only size available). I know tahini is great in hummus and on falafels and sandwiches, but what else can I do with it?
I have been craving breaded mushrooms like crazy lately. I've got this idea about making my own. I found some mix that is vegan but i don't have a deep fryer. Can't i just use a pot with shortning in it? or is that different. i've never used a deep frier before.