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Monday, November 20, 2006
Here in the US, Thursday is our Thanksgiving. My job is usually to cook some sort of vegan alternative. I'm the only vegan so I only have to please myself. Still, I try to make something that others will also like. When people are willing to try them, they usually like the dishes that aren't beyond the absolute same tradition. This is one that I'll be making on Thursday:
2 cups brown rice
2Tbs Wild Rice
1 cup Peas
1 red onion chopped
1/2 block x-firn tofu
1 cup chopped mushrooms
Press the Tofu to extra the excess water and to make it so it will fry up good. You need about 30 minutes to 1 hour to get the excess water out. Then crumble up the tofu into smallish pieces.
Cook the rices together with 4.5 cups of water or Vegetable broth.
While the rice is cooking;
Saute the onion until translucent. Add the mushrooms and saute. Add the Tofu and saute until all are cooked well and the tofu is a little crispy. Add the precooked peas and warm. Combine all of this with the rice and serve hot.
This Apple crisp is a new recipe that I haven't tried yet. I talked about Apple crisps with Jen last week and what I've come up with for my version is as follows:
Preheat oven to 350F
2 Granny Smith Apples
2 McIntosh Apples
Peal, core, slice, lay in the bottom of baking dish.
1/4 cup Brown Rice Syrup
1/2 cup Sliced Almonds
1/2 cup unsweetend Coconut Flakes (toast them lightly before mixing in)
1/2 cup Rice flour
Mix this all together. If it's not holding together just a bit then add a touch of water until it's the right consistency to crumble over your fruit.
Cover with foil - and cook for 30 minutes or until the fruit has cooke down. Uncover and cook 15 minutes more to crisp up the crumble topping.
Come and Go
The knitting comes and goes.
The sleeves were done and then they were wrong. I'm sure when I knit them they were right but then I redid my math/pattern and they were wrong. The thing to do, you'd think, would be to work the math so the sleeves were right. That wouldn't really be right. Right?
So I reworked the math and started to do the sleeves again. Which also meant ripping and restarting the sweater for the GirlBeast too. Slowly but surely....