i've missed you all SO MUCH and am so sorry i haven't been present enough on this blog. i really appreciate everyone's patience and understanding. i know i don't have to explain myself since i'm bizzay chasing around 2 small children, working full-time, and cooking up a big mess of food for us hungry folks.
i love kitsch spellin'. when it comes to vegan food, there's plenty of it. point in case: burgerz. the "z" is because it's fake and that's fine with me. let those cows roam the fields. a cow would probably like this burger and wonder how the hell i made such a fine sandwich. i took a recipe for walnut oatmeal burgers i was given at the local food bank and made some additions with spices and lentils. the result was a very tasty crunchy patty that i happily topped with avocado. no real recipe, but you could take just about any lentil loaf recipe and make patties out of it and get a good vegan burger. i kicked it up a notch and rolled this baby in some crushed up triscuits. i greased a cookie sheet, turned the oven up to 350, baked for 10 on each side, and they were good. brought some into work for the omni/vegetarian set and all were thoroughly impressed. they'd probably be really rockin' fried, but i wanted to be a bit healthier.
here's another gem from veganomicon : banana chocolate chip bread pudding. i don't think i made it wet enough, so it was kind of solid, but damn was it good. the leftovers got a little soggy and they were even better. this was made some time ago, so it's probably not a good dish to make in the heat of the summer. since this is a cupboard cleaner dessert, it is easy and ideal to make for a potluck. everyone else will just think you spent hours making it.
i think i've found a way to manage more posts. i've really been doing a ton of stuff in the kitchen, so i've been taking pics and making drafts so i can just type the narrative when i have some free time. in our next fun entry, i'll show off some dishes from american vegan kitchen, which is turning out to be my favorite cookbook of the year.