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.