Saturday, October 10, 2009
This is the first time I've sat down for almost the entire day. I've been cooking since around 7am for the Thanksgiving feast tomorrow. Seeing as how it's nearly 10pm now, that's a long day of cooking and standing in a hot kitchen. The last thing I wanted to do tonight was cook dinner for myself. Don't get me wrong, I love cooking, but I'm cooking for tomorrow... I had forgotten to keep something ready to eat tonight.
Enter Rebellious Tomato. This is a local Vancouver pizza joint that just so happens to have vegan pizza. (There's one in North Vancouver and one in Kitsilano if you're in the area.) I usually go in and pick it up or I just eat inside and honestly I didn't even think they delivered. But lucky for me, they do. So in the midst of the flour flying and the stuffing trying to jump out of the bowl and onto the floor, I didn't even have to cook and I still got dinner.
They use this interesting kind of cheese called Daiya. Granted, you have to specifically request it because they do have regular cheese, but still! I'm not much for fast food, but in situations like tonight, this is exactly what a vegan needs. And you can get spelt crust if you want to make it gluten free as well. Even better, there are tons of really fun toppings you can get like capers, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, different kinds of mushrooms, etc. My personal favorite is the Riviera (sun-dried tomatoes, capers, tomatoes, green olives and artichoke hearts).
As happy as I am to have gotten sustenance, I have to giggle at how silly it is to order food when I've been doing nothing but making food all day...
Friday, October 9, 2009
I've been meaning to start this blog up again for some time now. It being Vegan MoFo time again, I thought it was appropriate.
It's also Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend and I'll be cooking up a storm. I'll post some photos of the awesomeness after the weekend.
The menu is:
Assorted Olives (yay garlic-stuffed olives!)
Edamame Dip with veggies and crackers
Homemade Tofurkey type thing - stuffed with...
Stuffing (consisting of whatever looks like fun to add when I go to the store tonight)
Cranberry Sauce with Tangerine bits
Maple Mustard Glazed Potatoes and Green Beans (thank you VWAV)
Sweet Potatoes of some sort... maybe mashed?
French Apple Tart
and of course... wine, wine and more wine. :)
Happy Thanksgiving Canada!