Wednesday, October 8, 2008


'Tis a new week in this, the Vegan Month of Food, and I am on to a new cookbook. I bought Vegan Fire & Spice a few months ago, but just haven't had the time or ingredients to make anything. Well, I decided to do Robin Robertson right, and give not three, but five days of this week to her book. Why? Because there is five sections: The Americas, Mediterranean Europe, The Middle East and Africa, India, and Asia. I need to go shopping, I know.

For The Americas, I chose a recipe called "Close to Callaloo." It's a Caribbean stew made up of sweet potatoes, peppers, and greens. It was pretty quick, and it turned out looking beautiful. I had to add a little more fire to this (red chile flakes), because it didn't quite seem spicy enough for me. Then again, I'm trying to knock out a bad case of congestion, and more spice just seems to be the cure. Along the side, I made a simple little bed of field greens with grapefruit sections and a homemade vinaigrette of grapefruit pulp and juice, herbs, coconut oil, and a little wine vinegar.

Take THAT, chest cold!


jessy said...

ohhhhhhhhh! the soup looks lovely! and i love that it's got sweet potatoes in it. perfect for Fall! yay! i think spicy will help clear ya up, too! i hope it helps.

your vinaigrette sounds awesome! i would have never thought to use grapefruit for a salad. mmmmmmmm! it's loaded with vitamin c, too! yay!

allularpunk said...

i've been curious about this book, so it'll be interesting to see what you think of it! that recipe looks good, anyway..

River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

It looks so good and colorful!