8 Jun 2010

It Ain't Meat, Babe

Last night I decided to cook a vegan meal for Patrick (and myself, of course). It's from The Conscious Cook - and a demo of this recipe can be seen here.

Now, I'm not totally wild about using soy products - there's a fair bit of debate on whether soy is truly good for you - so this isn't going to be standard fare 'round these parts. Plus, there's practically nothing local or fresh about this particular dish - it's actually quite processed when you think about it.

Oh, but it's pretty. And a certain someone who announced he wasn't interested in vegan food hoovered this dish down at such a rate that it gave James Dyson chills.

"Is this healthy?" Patrick asked me in those rare moments between bites.

"Umm ... well, not exactly," said the wife.

"But there's no meat in this, right?" he asked. "Or dairy or eggs or anything?"

"True - but just because something is vegan, doesn't mean it's healthy. I mean, I bet Doritos are vegan but you wouldn't ..."

"DORITOS ARE VEGAN?!?" he squealed.

Ah, crap.

3 comments:

Carolyn,  6:32 pm, June 08, 2010  

That looks really good! Cute post title, too. :D

Anonymous,  10:17 pm, June 08, 2010  

Some you may want to try...
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Homemade-Black-Bean-Veggie-Burgers/Detail.aspx

http://ohsheglows.com/2010/05/21/cookie-friday-3-minute-vegan-maple-oatmeal-cookie/

Came across them on this blog - http://frugalbabe.com/2010/06/07/sharing-some-great-recipes/

Information I thought you may be able to make use of. Not me though. I'm all for butter, eggs, meat...I remember when Jill made tofu tacos and told me not to tell Jon so that he'd try them. He knew they were awful right away.

Thus describes my one and only veggie substitute experience (other than taco time which I believe uses some sort of filler not related to meat).

Kim

Jen 12:08 pm, June 15, 2010  

Thanks, Kim - will check those out! Haha - yes - tofu just is not the same as the real deal. Ever.

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