As my darling wife pointed out, potatos are incredibly cheap and we're going to try to do acouple of potato type dinners this week, since it's a sort of poor week. I've been doing a bit of Googling, and found some tasty looking dishes, but I was wondering if anyone had some lovely, favorite potato type recipes that they'd like to share that are relatively inexpensive and nutritious?
We're going vegan this week, so we don't yet have vegan cookbooks to help. Any recipe is most appreciated! :)
I'm making the chocolate-mint cupcakes from VCTOTW for my husband's birthday, but Whole Foods didn't have any peppermint extract, just peppermint flavor. (which is oil based rather than alcohol based) I *could* go to another store to get extract, but I really don't want to. Do you think the flavor would work, or should I just suck it up and go shopping again?
i just bought a bag of dried hijiki, and need some recipes on how to prepare it. hijiki has a very strong flavor which i honestly don't like it at all, but i want to find recipes to use it in that help mask the flavor of it because of it's high iron and calcium content. please post any recipes you may have.. especially if they help make the flavor a bit more bearable. thank you:)
I was visiting my brother in Boston last weekend and I was pretty determined to seek out some good vegan food since Boston is a vegan Mecca compared to where I live. Since I was dining with 3 omnis we tried out The Other Side Cafe (very hipstery) which seemed to have a good mix of vegan, vegetarian, and omni dishes. We were all very happy with the food, which seems to seldom happen with people of mixed eating habits. I got the vegan diner breakfast and as I was feeling rather extravagant the Tropical Green smoothie as well. It was my first time trying a smoothie with avocado in it and after a very sips of adjustment I realized it was delicious. So I made a note of the ingredients and tried making it at home today with success. I'd say mine was slightly more to my liking as I tweaked how much of the ingredients to put in.
-1 avocado -the juice of 1/4 of a small lime -1/4 of a fresh pineapple (de-rinded of course and chopped into chunks) -a small handful of spearmint leaves -splashes of almond milk as needed to get the right consistency -a few small chips of ice just to make the smoothie cold
Throw in a blender and pulse away.
I feel really energetic and alert after drinking this, the same way I feel when I eat a raw meal. Definitely a good breakfast or lunch.