Monday, January 22, 2007
100! Look ma, one pot!
My 100th post - fun :D
I've been spending most of my time at the Y or on the net, leaving little time for much else. Things like having a decent conversation with AC, changing out of my gym clothes, working or cooking a decent meal have just not occurred to me.
Leave it to JUST REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! semi-soft bell peppers to get my attention while at the market yesterday.
They weren't organic, but the freegan in me had to purchase six tri-color bell peppers for, get this, two dollars and sixty two cents.
Because of their impending compost-worthy fate, I had to act quick - so I started cooking as soon as we got home tonight. I also had a couple packages of needing-to-be-consumed tempeh in the fridge, and a half-box of whole wheat fettuccine that has been in the pantry for several months.
I used Crystal and Ryan's roasted veggie sauce recipe, modified to use canned tomatoes and feature only roasted bell peppers and onion; I also ended up not needing the tomato paste. To add to the sauce, I made Vegan with a Vengeance tempeh sausage crumbles (page 22), minus the fennel seed. Given the extraordinary amount of peppers and two packages of tempeh, I doubled the recipes, BUT I managed to keep it to one pot :) I topped off the plate with some vegan grated topping.
Yeah, I know. It's macaroni and sauce.
But it took forever to make - I worked real hard!
We didn't eat until 8:30!
And, it tasted really good!
Of course, by the time it was finally ready to eat, I had already filled myself with sneaky "tastes" of the sauce and tempeh, stolen saltines from the pantry and leftover carrot sticks from AC's lunch. But, whatev. I had a few bites of the final dish.
You know, as I post these photographs, I keep thinking about Susan V. She posted a little while back about the "truly awful" photographs she took in her early days of food blogging: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/09/odds-and-ends.html (about a third of the way down). Dang... if those are awful, I hope she never sees my pictures! ;) I'm currently saving money for a "real" camera, and with that will come motivation to learn how to use it really, really well, and maybe even a photography class. I can only hope that one day, my pics turn out half as incredible as hers - even her truly awful ones :)