Monthly Archives: September 2008

Eggplant-Potato Moussaka with Cashew Nut Cream

I wish that I was the one that took this picture but I stole it from someone in the flickr group because all the pictures I took of the Vegan Moussaka that I took the other night we truly horrible and unappetizing.

This was truly one of the best recipes in the Veganomicon and that is saying a LOT because it is one of the best cookbooks I have ever used. The method was to roast eggplant, squash, and potatoes and then layer them with bread crumbs, a tomato-shallot-oregano-cinnamon sauce, and the pine nut cream sauce. Everyone on the PPK forums was raving about the pine nut sauce and when I tried it out of the food processor I wasn’t very impressed. But after baking in the oven and mixing with the other ingredients, well it blew my mind, and unfortunately my stomach because I ate way to much.

I recommend having ONE piece and having a side salad if you don’t want to end up going into a food coma after eating this.

Here is what mine looked like


The Vegan 100

So the idea is that you take the top 100 most popular vegan foods, put in bold the ones that you have tried, cross out the ones that you would never eat and then link back to the blog that you found the list on.

I got this from the Bitchin’ Vegan Kitchen

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one.
5) Pass it on!”

1. Natto
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble
4. Haggis
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue
8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi

15. Taco from a street cart
16. Boba Tea
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes

19. Gyoza
20. Vanilla ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries

23. Ceviche
24. Rice and beans
25. Knish

26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Caviar
29. Baklava
30. Pate
31. Wasabi peas

32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Mango lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Mulled cider
37. Scones with buttery spread and jam
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Fast food french fries
41. Raw Brownies

42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl
44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Stroopwafle
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi

49. Glazed doughnut
50. Seaweed
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Tofurkey
54. Sheese
55. Cotton candy
56. Gnocchi
57. Piña colada
58. Birch beer
59. Scrapple
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Soy curls
63. Chickpea cutlets
64. Curry

65. Durian
66. Homemade Sausages

67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
68. Smoked tofu
69.Fried plantain
70. Mochi
71. Gazpacho
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies
73. Absinthe

74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can
76. Pomegranate
77. Fauxstess Cupcake
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
80. Croissants
81. French onion soup
82. Savory crepes
83. Tings

84. A meal at Candle 79
85. Moussaka
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
88. Flowers

89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate
91. Seitan
92. Kimchi

93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate
96. Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough

It seem like I got just over half the list. I was suprised since I thought I had tried almost everything.

Orange Julius

Orange Julius, originally uploaded by sbogdanich.

So to kick things off and stick with the Smurf theme here is an orange julius that I made with soy milk, frozen concentrated orange juice, vanilla, powdered sugar and ice. It was so good.

I was feeling depressed and watching the republican national convention and that is why I decided to make this drink. I guess, unconsciously, I wanted to go back to an earlier time when I didn’t know about Republican and I was happy with a trip to the mall and an episode of the smurfs.

Food Blogging

I have gotten really interested in doing some blogging about what I eat to stay organized so I deleted most of my posts up to know and am changing direction. If you RSSed I apologize!