Wednesday, October 21, 2009
VEGANMOFO 2009: Guestblogging by DocDufresne
Hey there, IMVL readers. Amanda was extremely busy today so I was in charge of dinner. Just to warn you I don't have the eloquence of Amanda. And I should point out that I was assigned to make these particular meals. If it were up to me, we'd have beets and sweat potatoes four nights a week.
Ok, up first is Philly Potato Chowder from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook. I halved the recipe because of the whole "cook a new recipe each day this week" thing. We haven't made that many of the recipes from the book, so I can't make a judgement of the book as a whole, but this was a pretty damn good tasting meal and pretty easy to make. Good call Amanda.
Self rating: 8/10 for taste, 2/10 for photographic quality
I also attempted to make the Oktoberfest Kraut and Beans recipe from Vegan Menu for People with Diabetes put out by the Vegetarian Resource Group. We haven't made anything from this book yet so I was looking forward to trying it out, particularly because I love Sauerkraut and beans. The recipe seemed easy enough with only five ingredients, one of them being water. There was a problem, however. I couldn't find anything labeled caraway seeds in our pantry and I have no idea what carraway seeds are. Amanda pointed to an unlabeled bottle with some kind of seed in it and said that those seeds might be caraway. Whatever I put this recipe made my mouth numb. Still, I have to believe I've made worse things before.
Self rating: 2/10 for taste, 4/10 for photographic quality
Henry UPDATE: We raised $400 for Henry. Also, there are a few families that have expressed interest in fostering him. I'm not sure that any of them work out because they either have other dogs or children, but I'm optimistic that we'll find someone soon for Henry.
This is DocDufresne signing off.
at 9:21 PM