June 3rd, 2006

Peanut butter, mayo, lettuce sandwich & cream cheese

Has anyone tried a peanut butter, luttuce, and mayo sandwich? At first I thought it sounded odd, but then after I thought about it it sounds good since mayo with lettuce is very tasty and natural peanut butter would probably go good with it. I even found a recipe for it...

2 slices bread
1 tablespoon mayo
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 lettuce leaves

I think I may try making mayo instead of buying Veganaise since it's about $4 a jar at the grocery here. I figure I can make a lot more for a lot less.

I also want to make cream cheese, but is there a recipe that makes cream cheese that is as good as Toffuti's? There's is really good, but the only kind I can get around here has hydrogonated oil in it and it is always slightly pricey.

Delectable Dinners from VwaV!

Ok guys. I've got a quest for you. I'm leaving college for summer break in a week (exactly. :( ) and I just bought VwaV. I want to make my (omni )boyfriend the best dinner he's ever had, to remember me for the next three months. ;) In the past I've made him sesame tofu, chana masala, vegan tacos, cake, etc, and he's loved it. So! This book looks amazing and I don't know where to start. Go team go!

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a site for those pesky recipes that call for lbs when you have no scale

I just found this site (http://www.barryfarm.com/How_tos/how_many_cups_in_a_pound_of.htm) where you can see how many cups are in a pound of certain foods. For example, I have a recipe that calls for 3lbs. of carrots but I have no scale. The site tells me that each pound of carrots is equivalent to 3 cups of finely shredded carrot.

Shittake + rice + basil

So today I went to the farmers market and got fresh basil and shittake mushrooms.. mm.. I wanted to incorporate them in a dish and this is what happened:
1/2 teaspoon olive oil (more if you please, my boyfriend prefers it with about 1 T.. different strokes for different folks as they say)
handful or so of basil, chopped up
1 clove garlic, crushed
5 shittake mushroom caps, cut up
1 1/2 T soy sauce
1 cup cooked rice

Let olive oil heat up, add the basil and mushrooms, let brown up for about half a minute. Add the garlic and 1 T soy sauce, a little before they're brown enough for your liking. Once they are, add the cooked rice and the 1/2 T of soy sauce, and let cook off.
EAT. It's delicious.