Here I am. I hope to have more time blogging when summer gets here ... although, that is the time of the year when I REALLY don't feel like cooking :p Maybe I'll talk about my garden or how I'm doing nothing :))
I recently bought two books that I love... no, three books.
1. All New Square-Food Gardening, by Mel Bartholomew
2. Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education, by Grace Llewellyn (if you homeschool/unschool or want to, read it ! It's a must. I wish I had read it sooner)
3. Vegan Vittles, by Jo Stepaniak
Let's talk about that last one.
I have so far tried four recipes from it and love them all and would do them again, and again.
First, I tried Jo's Baked Seitan recipe and that inspired her to make her Gyros recipe. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture because we had been working outside and were SO hungry. I thought it was fantastic. I admit I added more salt and more garlic to the Cucumber Sauce.
Next, I tried the Grilled Kale and Kraut Sandwiches but because I couldn't find kale, they became Grilled Swiss Chard and Kraut Sandwiches. OMG, OMG, OMG !!! From the first bite, that has become my favorite sandwich, E-V-E-R !
I know it sounds weird and that is especially why I wanted to try it LOL
You see, I also own her Ultimate Uncheese book and love her recipe for Pickle, Tahini and Tomato Sandwiches which also sound weird so I wasn't afraid to try another weird sounding sandwich, I couldn't wait ! By the way, the PLT's recipe is also in Vegan Vittle, like a number of favorite Uncheese recipes.
And then lastly, and now I have pictures to show, thank goodness :
The Better Burgers.
Here the patties are cooking and I want one just like that, now.
Here is the Better Burger, all dressed up, and I want one just like that, now.
And that is a close-up, as you can see, because I was fascinated by the look of the patties LOL
I thought the burgers were incredible the next day, perfect. I had tripled the recipe and wrapped some in foil and refrigerated them. We got to eat them cold for lunch. So good !
I have bookmarked eleven more pages in Vegan Vittles and I will be having a lot of fun in the near future. What will it be next ? Lentil and Walnut Pâté ? Radical Reubens ? Unstuffed Shells or Chickpeas à la King ? Can't wait !