Thursday, January 31, 2008

Dinnarz


So today was yet another stressful one, and I didn't manage to get home until late. Hence, dinner at 8pm. Again. However, tonight's dinner (as in "quick meal before I get on finishing that lab report that's due tomorrow morning"), simple as it was, afforded me another opportunity to try out a recipe from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan:


Goddess Garbanzos!

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The goddess garbanzos has so many of my favorite ingredients in it, so I was really excited to try it: garbanzos, tahini, Vegenaise, lemon juice, celery! I'm not a die-hard goddess dressing fan but all doctored up like this, it's amazing. It tastes a little like mock chicken or tuna salad but so much more diversely flavorful (and, obviously, cruelty-free).

What made the sandwich all the more fantastic was the homemade whole wheat bread that JP made last night! Ooh it's so delicious. It's a simple recipe from Joy of Cooking, substituting soy margarine for the dairy, and it bakes up in no time. It's wheaty and delicious and thick. And there's NO. GODDAMN. HONEY! Damn right. Fuckers putting honey in my bread...

And what's dinner without dessert...probably a few inches on my thighs (boo), but I only had a tiny piece of the No-Bake Black-Bottom Peanut Butter Silk Pie from Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (as if any of you don't know who wrote that ;).

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It was a little sweet for my taste, but then again, I'm not a huge fan of 'cream' or 'silk' pies, but it was good enough to eat a piece last night AND today. I also kind of cheated, the crust is a store-bought organic one. :/ I know, way not environmentally-friendly but I was cranky and in a hurry. The pie needs three hours to set, which I kind of didn't take into consideration - we tried our first slices at 9.15pm, after only two hours of setting. It was a little runny, I recommend the full 3 hours if not overnight.

One last foodpr0n. JP made dinner for me last night (I made the pie)! It was the cashew ginger tofu from ED&BV. HOLY CRAP was it amazing. Lightly gingerified and so CREAMY! We served it over leftover brown rice, some broccoli, and the last bit of some mixed frozen veggies that we REALLY needed to use up. It was scrumptious. I want to try making it with peanut butter instead of cashew butter, and maybe put some chili powder in it as well, spice it up!

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Incidentally, sorry my photos suck. My camera is not very fancy-schmancy. I will try to get better shots once the fucking SUN returns to Oregon.

Up and Running



Whoo! Okay, everything's coded and done. Also, yeah, it's sistersvegan.blogspot.com - didn't realize flyingvegans was a bit too close to Michelle's Vegan Blog, even if we did have our groovy guitars in mind. :) Anyhoo, as the webmistress, I'm just checking in - time for sleep!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

First post!


Hi everyone! Welcome to the Sisters Vegan, a "how we learned to stop worrying and love veganism" joint effort blog project by myself, Meg (aka herbstsonne on the Vegan Freak forums) and my younger sister, Kelly. Both being relatively new vegans (me: 6 months, Kelly: 1 month), we thought it would be fun to chronicle the trials and tribulations (or utter lack thereof) of being vegan, as a helpful supplement for other new vegans.

We're going to post recipes, and food pr0n, and cookbook reviews, and restaurant reviews, and things we write about health and animal rights and vegan life and philosophy and family and things we've been learning. And of course, Kelly's amazing artses. And basically anything else we damn well feel like.

So! Seeing as how no one likes blather but everyone likes cookies, here's the lemon poppyseed crackle cookies from Dreena Burton's Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan! that I made last night. Everything I've made from the cookbook, which I got for Christmas, has been amazing. JP (the vegan boyfriend) made the cashew ginger tofu for dinner as well.


lemon poppy seed crackle cookies


So hopefully y'all will check back every once in a while and see what's new. There's going to be a slew of foodpr0n at first because I've been cooking and baking like mad lately.

Thanks for tuning in. :3

Sunday, January 6, 2008

TESTING ONE, TWO, THREE...


OMG! This blogamundo is totally under construction. Y'allz bitches better come back soon - entries about vegan foods and art and politics and such should be up within the week - so stay tuned! Sistersvegan.blogspot.com!