Monday, April 6, 2009

i want that chocolate covered giveaway, damnit!

okay, maybe i'm exerting my will just a little too much. perhaps i sound like veruca salt from charlie and the chocolate factory. if you went to chocolate covered katie's blog and read about her chocolate covered giveaway, you'd be all bitchy and insist that you win too! amazing stuff.
so this is the rat-a-tat-ouille from her recipes. i didn't want to go with an oatmeal recipe because (gasp!) i'm not that fond of oatmeal, and i didn't want to do something too easy. i promise you katie, i'll try a couple oat recipes soon. the s'more's oatmeal has piqued my interest. this recipe was a delicious cinch, and a great meal to make for passover-(which isn't here yet, but i need to think of more things to eat that don't have the 5 grains in it). pictured above is a close up of said deliciousness and a serving of the rat-a-tat-ouille sprinkled with vegan parm and garlic bread. my very omni spouse liked this.

speaking of passover, i've decided to NOT partake in the observance of kitniyot. as aforementioned, jews abstain from 5 main grains during passover: wheat, oats, rye, spelt, and barley. kitniyot means "little things" and is a practice observed by ashkenazi jews and includes corn, rice, peanuts, cumin, and ALL beans. this means no soy. no nooch either, because it is yeast, even though you can't really use nooch to make bread rise. the rationale is that these "little things" could be pulverized and made into a bread that a person would eat during passover. i'm just too tired to obey. i feel i make enough of a statement in my everyday life by being vegan. the whole point of passover is to remember what it was like to be a slave in egypt. if i get caught up in the rabbinical details and start fretting over how militant i am, then i become a slave to that instead of focusing on how free i am today. anyway, this ain't no jewish blog--it's a vegan blog. i just had to get that off my chest.


ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Awwwwwww :) :)

Haha I always liked Veruca Salt. Well, not really, but I thought she was funny.

And great minds must think alike, because I just made out my grocery list and listed ingredients to make ratatouille because I had an urge for it. Now I want it even more!

You are such an awesome friend, Jen!! I entered you all five times in the drawing. Thanks for being suh a sweetheart!!!!

Anonymous said...

I totally want to win that giveaway too!!! You and me baby, since there's two prizes!

Virginia said...

i want the ccv in a box, too, damnit! =)

A_and_N said...

The rat-a-tat-touille looks delish but unfortunately you have added another competitor by talking about the giveaway. I visited the chocolate covered giveaway and I soooo want to win this one :)

Bianca said...

Mmmm..ratatoille! I'm certain I didn't spell that right. Good luck in Katie's giveaway. I entered once, but this post should enter you like a million times.

As for the not observing 5 grain thing, I agree that you do enough just being vegan. I used to be Catholic and had to do the whole "give up something for Lent" thing, which was kind of a fun challenge. But haven't we given up enough?

Anonymous said...

Your rat-a-tat-oullie looks divine! Loves some roasted colorfullness!

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