Friday, October 31, 2008

VeganMoFo is over!

I worked a measly five hours today, and still came home and did a Homer dive into my bed. I was awakened three hours later to Bowie biting my fingers (this means "Feed me"), and the computer sitting here just mocking me.

The seeds and the cookies were a hit. I still have a Rubbermaid container of pumpkin in the fridge. So, why am I not in the kitchen, whipping up some soup, or bread, or something else? Because I can't do it. I can't even open up the container because the smell will make me cry.

So, I decided to answer some questions that have appeared in the comments this month.

What kind of morons don't want cupcakes!?
I know, right?

mmm... so this is silly (I guess I've always had a vague idea of how to make vegetable stock... I mean really how else would you do it?) but 'WOW' so easy... think I might have a weekend activity... are there certain scraps that I really need to have to make it taste right?
I answered this in the comments, but who goes back to check? Anyway, whatever scraps you want will work, although I would steer clear of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. You don't want your broth to taste like feet. I recently used grapefruit rind in a batch, and it added something to it that I can't really describe, but I'd do it again!

And do you have sriracha?
I had to talk myself out of buying the 32oz. bottle.

(Re: paella) Does this one have saffron? (it's too expensive for me to buy and then not like!)
It's just not paella without saffron! For some reason I have a lot of it. I know it's expensive, but maybe your co-op or HFS has it in bulk? Just buy enough for a recipe?

Where does one find vegan fish sauce?
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp hot red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp sugar or natural sweetener
1/4 cup water

You're gonna hate me. I have never made Cookies and I don't buy Chocolate Chips!

I don't hate you. I admire your restraint. Just say no.

Does barack obama like sweet potato pie?

Only one bite of sweet potato pie?
Well, I did bring it for my coworkers.

Wait...what exactly is the difference between dressing and stuffing?
Stuffing is stuffed. Dressing is on the side.

Where's your sage bread recipe from?
One of many bread machine cookbooks. I think I got it from "The Best Low-Fat, No-Sugar Bread Machine Cookbook Ever." Look for "Stuffing Bread." And if you don't have a bread machine, get one. Purist, schmurist.

Happy Halloween!


the little one said...

I love the pumpkin! Nice job with VeganMoFo. You were a trooper!

Bex said...

Stuffing is stuffed indeed.

I'm glad I found your blog and will keep an eye out for new posts. Great mofoing!

allularpunk said...

bwahahaha... i think like 4 of those questions were mine. thanks for answering :) you did an awesome job at mofo, by the way! i don't blame you for not cooking on this day, not one bit. you've out done yourself.

River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

Pearls of wisdom: You don't want your broth to taste like feet :P
YAY! You made it!!