Wednesday, January 7, 2009
which cook book do you use the most?
if i had to answer RIGHT NOW, i'd say Vegan With a Vengeance. How It All Vegan-(which i don't own, but have my fave recipes written down) is a very close second. i'm super excited about my other three cookbooks i scored over the holidays, so they'll be getting more use. i'm also psyched about testing for vegan crunk too and will be wielding a wooden spoon in her honor this weekend in my kitchen.
i had another kitchen disaster. i don't have them too often, but when i do they are so jarring i get all shy about getting back in the kitchen. i tried to make an indian dish with curried spinach, fenugreek, and chickpeas. i misread the recipe and ground fenugreek seeds instead of using dried fenugreek and the dish was so bitter it couldn't be doctored. i cried as i scraped the pan into the compost pile. I CRIED. we're poor and i hate wasting food. i don't even think the worms will eat that.
the picture above is the fettuccine alfreda from VWAV. it's so easy to make, you'll cry, but they'll be tears of happiness. you'll cry harder after you eat it too(more of an orgasmic cry)--it's that rich. not low in fat, but it's the good kind of fat from nuts and plants so you don't have to worry about cholesterol. i like accompanying pasta dishes with asparagus. i don't care if it makes my pee smell. i could eat it every day. now that i think about it, there aren't too many vegetables that i wouldn't eat.